July 18, 2020
Congratulations Ashely on catching a beautiful Chinook salmon on Saturday, July 11th. I met Ashely in June when she booked an Educational fishing trip for her husband for Father’s day. Aaron caught one of his first salmon of the season and the couple have been slaying it ever since https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_tETnfxevw. I’m inspired by their desire to learn and know that they will be successful going forward.
The Willamette has continued to produce Chinook salmon through the middle of July. There’s a considerable effort but the catch is starting to taper and most of us will move on to fishing the Columbia river or the Oregon coast. My first choice is fishing the ocean for Coho and Chinook salmon. When the ocean conditions aren’t favorable I’ll fish the Columbia river for Chinook and steelhead. Try anchoring up with spinners, quickfish, or wobblers on the outgoing tide. You can also troll 360 flashers with spinners on soft or incoming tides. Good luck out there!