Historic Photos of Oregon Fishing

Hogline Fishing on the Willamette River This 1940 hogline of boats appears to be on the Willamette River, probably in Clackamas County near Oregon City where the tradition remains just as popular today. Boats anchor in the channels to intercept migrating salmon & shad. There is a party atmosphere.

source: Oregon State Archives
Oregon Department of Transportation
ID: OHD1152

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  • Casting for Columbia Salmon - 1937
  • Indian Women Drying Salmon - 1952
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  • Willamette River "Hog Line" - 1940
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  • Oregon Governor Earl Snell - 1940


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