ODFW has just announced another 4 day extension for Spring Chinook fishing on the Columbia River. The extra dates are this coming weekend, May 15th-17th, and next Wednesday, May 20th. Having both the Columbia River and Willamette River open for Springers gives us more fishing opportunities to choose from. Today we had some fun upriver, where the sun was shining and the salmon were biting.
The daily limit on the Columbia River is 2 adult salmonids, 1 of which can be a Chinook Salmon. This coming Saturday, May 16th, is opening day for the Columbia River Summer Steelhead, Sockeye, and Shad seasons. We’ll have a variety of guided fishing opportunities available in the Portland area through July. Who knows, we may even get some more days of Spring Chinook fishing on the Columbia River thrown in the mix.