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2022 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

The 2022 Columbia River Summer/Fall Salmon and Steelhead seasons have been set. This is a joint effort with WDFW and takes some coordination each year. Increased numbers on this year’s fall salmon forecast are giving us a summer salmon season, a longer fall salmon season throughout the Columbia River, and a 3 fish bag limit […]

Columbia River Wide Open for Fall Salmon Fishing

Limits of Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River

The Columbia River is reopening earlier than scheduled, with an increased daily bag limit. Salmon retention will be open for the remainder of 2020, beginning this Saturday, September 19th. That gets us out on the water 4 days earlier than scheduled! The bag limit is being increased to 2 salmon per day, 1 of which […]

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 […]