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A Glimpse of Things to Come on the Columbia River

A beautiful shot of a Columbia River Fall Chinook being silouetted aqainst the sky. The shot was taken near Portland with an underwater housing.

Anyone that’s fished with me has probably experienced the eye of a camera trying to get a shot of the wildlife, a fish you’ve caught or in this case, a fish that you’re fighting. This shot was taken with an underwater housing on my 5d Mark iii while fishing the Columbia River last fall. I […]

Not just the fishing on the Columbia River

A beautiful Columbia River Spring Chinook caught with guide Lance Fisher below Bonneville Dam

Mike and Kara have fished with me for a number of years now. In browsing through photos from one of last year’s trips on the Columbia River, I’m reminded that there is a lot that goes along with us catching fish. For one, relationships are a big part of what we do. Hanging out, catching […]

Columbia River bent rods never get old

A Columbia River Salmon about to have a net put under it with guide, lance fisher

We see lots of bent rods on the Columbia River throughout the year. This shot took place recently with a crew of clients that fish with me regularly from a Portland based corporation. I’m behind my 5d Mark iii camera sporting a 16-36L series Canon lens. When fishing is good, clients regularly net fish on […]

A Guide’s Morning on the Columbia River

Early morning on the Columbia River Gorge just before fishing for Spring Salmon

As a fishing guide on the Columbia River, early mornings are something I look forward to. It all starts with a cup of coffee while I drive to the boat ramp. Sometimes it’s the most relaxation I’ll get in 24 hours. With the peace and quiet, I also get to see some pretty remarkable early morning skies that […]