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

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 […]

Fall Fishing- Ready, set, GO!

salmon caught with guide Lance Fisher on the Columbia River near Astoria and Buoy 10

The next four months are really the creme de la creme for Salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Millions of Salmon will make their way into their natal rivers over the course of the next several months and we’ll be there, with rods, reels and barbeque’s in hand. I’ll be starting the season this year […]

2014 Fishing Calendar

columbia river fishermen pose with their catch of salmon

Every year I give those who have fished with me in the past the opportunity to book early for the upcoming seasons. Spots and days are limited so this is a good opportunity to plan ahead and make sure you’ve got prime days to look forward to. This coming year looks to be as good or […]

Hatchery and Wild- Directors Cut

hatchery and wild paul lumely interview

Hatchery and Wild, the short film, premiered January 30th  at the Mission Theater. The event was full to capacity by 6:15p and the theater turned people away for the next 45 minutes until show time. The turn out and enthusiasm for the film was incredible. In the fall of this year the Association of NW […]

Klickitat River Salmon- Still Going On

klickitat river salmon

Coho, Chinook and great weather on the Klickitat. After 2 weeks fishing Tillamook Bay and tidewater I was ready for a change of scenery. So I called Mike, Joe and Russ to see if they would join me for their planned trip in Tillamook at the Mouth of the Klickitat River. I had intel that […]