Originally Posted by aday
When you say Wilsonville, do you mean up or down stream from the Charbonneau launch? I'm still trying to figure out how to fish the Willamette, and I'd love to get some fall fishing in after work.
Either direction is good. Actually the no wake zone in between the bridges is good too. If you have a small boat or a kayak you can drift from the railroad bridge to the I5 bridge and drag a drop shot or tube and eventually you will figure out what depth the fish are.
If you have a boat that can make it, fishing downstream below the Canby ferry has lots of good rocky areas. Stay to the left/middle of the river when you get to the bends in the river past the Mollalla river. You will see docks on the left with white bouys and the channel stays closer to those but the rocky humps just accross from the docks are good if you can keep your boat positioned out of the fast current but cast into it.
The main thing is to get out and explore one stretch at a time. There are lots of smallies to at least have some fun until you run into the bigger ones.