Springer Fishing is off to a good start

March 13, 2022 Every year we have a big storm in late February or early March that brings a nice batch of Spring Chinook to the Portland Area. A pattern emerges where the Willamette and Columbia rivers rise several feet and the turbidity levels increase to the point where the Willamette river looks like chocolate.Continue reading “Springer Fishing is off to a good start”

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

April 26, 2020 On Saturday we fished the Head of the Channel area from 6:00am to 12:30pm. There wasn’t a lot of pressure due to the heavy rain and wind in the forecast. We ran laps through the the channel entrance, the flats, the power lines, and the green barges. At 8:00am I was onContinue reading “Weekend Recap”

A tough weekend

The fishing reports that I received throughout the week weren’t favorable. The channel had the best action but it wasn’t what you’d expect for the latter part of April. This past Saturday I trolled from the Sauvies Island bridge to the Scappoose bay area. Although we marked a few fish we couldn’t find a biter.Continue reading “A tough weekend”

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”

You Win Some and you Lose Some

On April 12th we trolled through the Spaghetti Factory stretch of the Willamette river at 6am.  I usually make a couple of passes through this zone to see if any nets go up.  If fish are being caught I stay in the area.   If there’s no action I either stay and hope that a bite turnsContinue reading “You Win Some and you Lose Some”

Springer Caught on 4/10/2020

We launched my boat at 6am this morning at Willamette Park near downtown Portland. The launch was busier than expected but we quickly got our gear setup and started trolling toward the Spaghetti Factory. I brought green and red label herring in addition to spinners and Brad’s superbait. We elected to use triangle flashers withContinue reading “Springer Caught on 4/10/2020”

Another Springer Caught

We caught a nice springer on Tuesday across the river from the Willamette park boat ramp.  The area is referred to as “Turkey Flats”.  On our second pass a phone call came in from Mike, a friend that was fishing down river.  He said, “we just killed one”.  I was holding my rod at theContinue reading “Another Springer Caught”