Columbia River Re-Opener

September 17, 2020 The Columbia River re-opens on September 19th through December 31st from Buoy 10 to Highway 395 near Pasco. There’s a two fish limit of which only one can be a Chinook. Fin clipped Coho below the Hood River bridge can be kept but steelhead must be released. Please check the full regulationsContinue reading “Columbia River Re-Opener”

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”

Fall Chinook salmon trolling

September 6, 2020 August was a sparse month of fishing for me. I only managed one day of fishing at Buoy 10 and my boat skunked out (Ouch). For those that may not know, the August Buoy 10 fall chinook salmon season is a huge fishing event. Hundreds of thousands of salmon pass through theContinue reading “Fall Chinook salmon trolling”

Willamette Fishing Report

June 11, 2020 We fished below the St. John’s bridge today and it was quite crowded. The early birds were rewarded with a good bite and the remaining anglers had to grind-it-out to hook a fish. Unfortunately, we only had one takedown and it didn’t stick. On the bright side of things, several of myContinue reading “Willamette Fishing Report”

Back to Springer Fishing

June 1, 2020 We picked up a nice hatchery Spring Chinook on Sunday morning. The bite has improved and catches have been more consistent. Our fish took a Brad’s Superbait cut-plug (chrome/chartreuse). It was stuffed with tuna fish and topped with bloody tuna oil. Our line counters were at 20 feet and we were usingContinue reading “Back to Springer Fishing”

Columbia River open for four additional days

May 14, 2020 Salmon fishing on the Columbia river will be open for another four days starting tomorrow. The open dates are May 15, 16, 17 and 20. The previous opener which ended on Wednesday was mostly filled with frustration due to a catch rate of one fish for every 20 anglers. The conditions goingContinue reading “Columbia River open for four additional days”