Smoke, Masks, and Chinook Salmon

September 11, 2020 The Chinook Salmon re-opener on the Columbia river started today and we easily found our limit by 8:30am. My Friend Tom hosted today’s trip on his 23 foot North River. All three rods caught fish in deep water with fifty feet on the line counter. My rod was hit first with aContinue reading “Smoke, Masks, and Chinook Salmon”

First day of Buoy 10 – 2020

August 14, 2020 My friend Tony Owsian (above) of Tony O Guided Adventures reported an early limit for his boat on the first day at Buoy 10. My friend Mike Fisenko (Above) of Mikey’s Guided Adventure sent these photos. Mike and his crew landed some nice fish today. I’ve heard various reports and all wereContinue reading “First day of Buoy 10 – 2020”

Buoy 10

August 13, 2020 August 14th is the first day of “Buoy 10” fishing near the mouth of the Columbia river. It’s considered the Superbowl of fishing in our region. Thousands of boats troll the river for Chinook and Coho salmon every August. When the bite turns on at Buoy 10 it feels like every boatContinue reading “Buoy 10”

Weekend Recap

July 6, 2020 Salmon fishing was very good over the weekend. Fish were taken in the Willamette river, the Columbia river, and the ocean. My boat was on the water Thursday evening, Friday Morning, and Sunday. Our Thursday evening trip on the Willamette produced two keepers, one lost, and one takedown. Friday morning we hadContinue reading “Weekend Recap”

Get Ready for the Columbia

May 4, 2020 The Columbia river is offically open tomorrow for Spring Chinook salmon fishing. I plan to fish with triangle flashers and herring but there’s a chance I’ll try Superbait or 3.5 spinners. The boat ramps will be busy so drop your boat in quickly and leave the dock as soon as you can.Continue reading “Get Ready for the Columbia”

Good action in the Willamette

On Wednesday I decided to return to my old stomping grounds, the Head of the Multnomah Channel. Normally I choose a location based on good reports but on this day I just wanted to do some relaxing fishing at a place that feels like home. My expectations weren’t high as the reports in this areaContinue reading “Good action in the Willamette”

Springers are in the system

Springer fishing generally picks up in the month of April. The fishing reports from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday indicate that we are off to a good start. On Friday the best reports came from the Lower Channel and Scappoose Bay area. Multiple people told me that the bite was good. I fished there on SaturdayContinue reading “Springers are in the system”

The Columbia is Closed

This week in fishing It’s been a slow week of Salmon fishing in Oregon with a few bright spots in the Columbia gorge area. I fished the Multnomah Channel below the Sauvies Island bridge yesterday and the Columbia River today. I didn’t mark many fish and failed to see a net go up on eitherContinue reading “The Columbia is Closed”