I call this the "day before" fishery... cause all the fish are caught the day before I get there. I went Saturday, 100 mile drive from Albany but Willamette fish aint over the falls in sufficient quantities for me to do the Santiam. NUFFIN... but seen 3 fish caught...and 20-30 boats. Anchovies seem to be the hot bait, with a spinner in front. Most spend the night at anchor on the river to get the slot they like best. I launched at 4am. Hog-line fishery here. Water was high and off color...even for Willamette standards. Heck, someone Email me when Safeway has Chinook on sale for $1.99 a pound... Im about to starve from the $1.80 a gallon diesel.