Washington Fishing

Washington Fishing- A guide to news, reports and information for Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing for Washington rivers and ocean.

September Salmon

Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River near Portland, OR.

Tillamook Salmon The non-selective coho ocean season opened up on August 31st on the central Oregon coast. This fishery allows anglers to retain both wild and hatchery salmon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September. During the first 2 days of the season an estimated 5,164 coho were landed, which was more than half of […]

Salmon Rodeo

Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon

The end of summer often means it’s time to take the family to the fairgrounds for food, games and livestock. But as far as I’m concerned, the best rodeo around doesn’t involve broncs or bulls. It’s all about Fall Salmon in Oregon and Washington. Tillamook Salmon Saturday, August 31st, is opening day for the second […]

November Salmon Closures- A Closer Look

Fishing closures on the Oregon Coast

Anyone who has done a lot of fishing here in the PNW knows that 2018 was not the best fishing. Of course there were some good days of fishing, but catch rates overall were not up to par. I know there’s more to fishing than the catching, but let’s not kid ourselves. I’m not into […]

Summer Fishing- Here’s what is happening!

A nice Astoria sturgeon taken out of the Columbia River with fishing guide, Lance Fisher

It’s a great time of year to be fishing in the Pacific Northwest. It’s nice to see the orange thing in the sky and equally nice to be able to have so many fishing options. Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon are all available now through July. Here’s the 411 on the fishing options: Astoria Sturgeon Fishing […]

2017 Fishing Schedule- Oregon, Columbia River and Washington

I’m looking forward to another great year fishing. Many of you have fished with me long enough to be good friends and I’m thankful for the continued support and fun over the years. We’ve expanded our fishing offerings this year to be able to give our customers the best fishing in two states. While I […]

Klickitat River Fall Chinook- A guide’s paradise

The last two years at the mouth of the Klickitat River have been quite amazing. Characterized by doubles, triples, beautiful weather and lots of happy customers, the Klickitat has quickly turned into one of my most popular fisheries. The Klickitat can be broken down into two sections. The river flows out of Mt. Adams and […]

Klickitat River Coho looking good for 2015

a big coho caught off the mouth of the klickitat river

Much was made this past week when the 2015 Fall Salmon expectations were made known. What appears to be coming is a  big number of Columbia River Fall Chinook similar to the return of 2014 that made for so many good days on the water. Deep in the page of statistics was a line that I think […]

Klickitat Coho Bringing a Nice End to a Great Columbia River Salmon Season

a big pile of klickitat coho laying on a gravel beach

Two and a half months of Salmon fishing on the Columbia River? I’d say that’s a pretty good year. As we were smashing Chinook limits, we were hearing about the big Coho returns that folks were catching down in Astoria. It’s October and they’re still getting them in the Columbia River Estuary. It’s easy to […]

Gorge Salmon Fishing Keeps on Going- Klickitat River, White Salmon, Deschutes River

A bunch of Klickitat River Salmon being held up next to a Willie Boat

I’ve been hanging out in the Gorge as of late. It’s beauty is unquestionable and fishing possibilities endless. Because of this, we’ve done a whole lot of moving around this year, all the while enjoying beautiful weather and some pretty good Salmon fishing. By all accounts we’re not seeing the Nintendo like fishing of last […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Mayhem

A limit of Salmon caught at Buoy 10 with guide Lance Fisher

I like to do a little more blogging than I have been able to do the last few weeks, but with the Buoy 10 Salmon fishing season, I’ve really been living hand to mouth trying to keep up with everything. Customer fishing trips, bookings, boat repairs, egg curing, radio and a little time with the […]