Living in the Portland metro area if you love fishing there’s no excuse not to go. The area is teeming with fishing destinations all within an hour’s drive. Just be sure to review the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations available from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  before you set out on your angling adventure.

The Pacific Northwest is the source of two of the tastiest fish in the world—salmon and halibut which populate the 360+ mile Pacific coastline. Salmon along with steelhead and sturgeon also dominates the rivers while kokanee can be found in the lakes and trout and pan-fish fill the streams. Shellfish flesh out the mix making Oregon a seafood haven.

Already baiting your hook? Here are ten fishing hot spots to get you started. Obtain more details by visiting

Haldeman Pond Sauvie Island
Trout crappie bass catfish

Lewis & Clark State Park
1 Jordan Road
Troutdale OR 97060
Steelhead salmon

Milo McIver Park
24101 South Entrance Road
Estacada OR 97023
Steelhead Chinook coho fin-clipped trout

Oxbow Park
3010 SE Oxbow Parkway
Gresham OR 97080
Steelhead salmon

Rooster Rock Slough Fishing
Exit 25 & Highway 84
Corbett OR 97019
Brown bullhead white crappie black crappie largemouth bass yellow perch

Smith and Bybee Lakes
5300 N Marine Drive
Portland OR 97217
Crappie bullhead largemouth bass bluegill yellow perch

Willamette Park
1100 12th St.
West Linn OR 97068
Crappie bass perch

Benson Lake 
Exit 28 & Highway 84
Trout largemouth bass crappie sunfish bullhead