Preparing for Spring Chinook Fishing

A handful of early spring chinook (Springers) have been caught but we usually don’t see consistent catches until late March.  I’ve been out four times doing tune-up runs but haven’t seen any fish caught yet.  Every year I do tune-up runs and I feel it’s one of the best ways to make sure that I’m readyContinue reading “Preparing for Spring Chinook Fishing”

Weekend Wrap UP

The wind forecast looked bad on Saturday so I rescheduled my Guided Educational fishing trip to Sunday. Dirk braved the Saturday wind with his friends Roger and Tony and it paid off. They landed a 17 lb. springer in the Multnomah Channel. Nice job guys. My Sunday guided trip was a success for my customer,Continue reading “Weekend Wrap UP”

An Early Springer in the Box

On Saturday, February 27, we decided to tune up for Spring Chinook Salmon fishing. After spending two hours trolling above the Sellwood bridge with no luck we ventured down river. A good friend and guide, Mikey’s Guided Adventures, had given me some advice the night before. Mike said, “make a few passes at Turkey Flats”.Continue reading “An Early Springer in the Box”

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”

Sandy River Springer

June 12, 2020 Pro-guide and friend Jeff Stoeger (O2BFISHN guide service) picked up this spring Chinook on the Sandy River on June 12. You can find his Sandy river fishing reports at the which is published every Thursday evening. This is another great resource for those of us that want to know where/how toContinue reading “Sandy River Springer”

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”

Willamette Salmon fishing has picked up

April 8, 2020 Last week the fishing on the lower Willamette picked up. The fish counters reported good numbers caught Wednesday through Sunday and several fish were over 20 pounds. That leads me to believe that a batch of Columbia River summer Chinook could be in the mix. It’s been a tough spring season soContinue reading “Willamette Salmon fishing has picked up”

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”

I love Salmon Fishing but the Salt is calling

May 21, 2020 Today was the first day of all depth Halibut fishing in the central Oregon Coast subarea. My friends Pedro and Gabriel braved the ocean and got their daily halibut limit. Although I’m not giving up on spring Chinook, if the ocean conditions are really good I will put a line in theContinue reading “I love Salmon Fishing but the Salt is calling”

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”