Watch Salmon Make Their Way Up The River At Oregon’s Winchester Fish Ladder

If you love to fish in Oregon’s rivers and lakes, then you undoubtedly know the pain that comes from a fishing trip where you don’t see a single fish. On those days, you might be convinced that the fish are just gone! A trip to the Winchester Fish Ladder might make you feel better, as you get an up-close look at fish making their way upstream.

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You can visit the Winchester Dam Fish Count page on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website to see past fish counts. Have you ever stopped at this viewing point to see the fish swimming upstream? We’d love to hear about your trip!

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