You should be able to pick them up well enough to target them in the Willamette by then. The Columbia should open up May 15 I think. Either option will produce solid action providing water conditions are OK in the Will.
A friend and his 5 year old son from Baker City will be here to fish during the middle of May. I was wondering if the shad fishing will be happening by then. We have a few days of springer fishing planned, but would really like to get his son out for a day and get him some fish!