Historic Photos of Oregon Fishing

Columbia River Salmon Fishwheel Fish wheels were water-powered nets that automatically scooped up migrating salmon & steelhead that were funneled into the "wheel". After netting, the fish were dropped into a holding bin. Note the size of this device by locating the man standing on deck. Photo circa 1879-1909.

source: Salem Public Library
ID: ORN9

  • Coho Salmon Sportfishing Catch 1971
  • Deschutes River Flyfisher - 1938
  • Columbia River Fishwheel - circa 1880
  • Oakridge Salmon Hatchery - 1951
  • Bonneville Dam Fish Ladder - 1953
  • Salmon Derby Chinook - circa 1938
  • Celilo Falls Columbia River - circa 1900
  • Casting for Columbia Salmon - 1937
  • Indian Women Drying Salmon - 1952
  • Large Trout - Diamond Lake - 1937
  • Willamette River "Hog Line" - 1940
  • Trask River Steelhead - circa 1936
  • "Devil's Punchbowl" - circa 1935
  • Wilson River Flyfishing - circa 1938
  • Umpqua Steelhead Hookup - circa 1937
  • Celilo Falls Salmon Catch- circa 1935
  • Netted Salmon Celilo Falls - circa 1940
  • Gaffed Salmon Celilo Falls - circa 1937
  • Platforms Celilo Falls - circa 1937
  • Oregon Governor Earl Snell - 1940


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