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Columbia River Fishing- Great months ahead

a typical summer salmon caught on the columbia river at bonneville dam

The fishing on the Columbia River is providing anglers with a great opportunity for success right now. There are lots of Salmon and Steelhead moving through the river below Bonneville Dam right now, plus the opportunity to keep non clipped Summer Chinook Salmon as they make their way east.

Bonneville Dam Salmon

With the ability to keep any Chinook, much of our focus is at Bonneville Dam. There are a bunch of Salmon in this area right now and they appear to be fairly keen on biting. Lots of these fish are #20 plus fish with a few going over #30. Summer Chinook Salmon pull like a truck and because of this, it’s easy to think you’ve hooked into a 6 or 7 foot sturgeon.

The Salmon fishing at Bonneville is very relaxed and happens in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Towering vistas and nice weather make the Salmon fishing in this section of the Columbia River extra special. Expect fishing for Summer Salmon to hang tight for the next couple weeks at which time the Steelhead activity will be in full swing.

Lower Columbia River Fishing

As July materializes, it’s going to be difficult to ignore the Steelhead fishing that’s going to be happening in the Puget Island and Cathlamet area. Columbia River Steelhead fishing has been going strong for weeks, but with good Salmon fishing I guess we’ve figured there’s still plenty of time to catch chromers. Tides play a big role so you will need to check with us to insure that the dates that you’re after offer a tide that’s going to contribute to your day of fun.

Fishing in this area very relaxed and you can put up some huge numbers of steelhead. We’ll fish this area well through July, right up to Buoy 10 and the arrival of the Columbia River Fall Salmon.

Columbia River Fall Salmon Fishing

Big numbers are expected to return for this year’s Fall Salmon spectacular. Roughly 900,000 Fall Chinook Salmon and another 500,000 Coho or Silver Salmon are currently enroute down the Canadian and Washinton coast line destine for the Columbia River. We’ll start our guided fishing for fall fish on August 8 in Astoria fishing the world famous area called Buoy 10. About the middle of September we’ll move our operation to the area of Hood River and The Dalles to fish for these same fall fish, just further up the river. We’ll fish this middle section of the Columbia River through October when both the Fall Chinook and Coho fishing has wound down.

Are you interested in scheduling your fishing date? Give us a call at 503.680.6809 or email us to ask questions and get your date reserved.