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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Are Mostly Through The Mainstem, Bonneville Chinook Are Deteriorating Columbia River Fishing Report – With the series of weather systems the district has endured in recent weeks, coho are not sticking around in the estuary for trollers to take advantage of any longer. B-run coho are largely back to their parental river systems (largely…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Last Option For Coho, Chinook Still Falling At Bonneville Columbia River Fishing Report – For all intents and purposes, fishing is winding down on the Columbia River. The creel census however tells the story of some very good fishing still happening in the Columbia River Gorge. Coho fishing has slowed, especially since recent rains have…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Fishing Slowing, Chinook Still An Option From Bonneville Upstream Columbia River Fishing Report – Although we’re still in peak season for “B” run coho on the lower Columbia, catches have slowed from the previous week. Pro guide Jeff Keightley (503-468-2126) reported a slight slow down in the bite. Jeff stated that the previous week,…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Chinook bag limit doubles, B-run coho entering the lower Columbia Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s the standard hit or miss fishery on the mainstem Columbia with Chinook trollers scoring BIG on Wednesday, but the commercial nets going in on Wednesday night, surely putting a damper on fishing for a few more days. We’re not…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Although Past Peak, More Chinook Action Still to Come on the Mainstem Columbia Columbia River Fishing Report – With a run-size upgrade for returning Columbia River fall Chinook and coho, anglers remain invigorated to pursue salmon on the mainstem Columbia. With wide-open opportunity, interest remains high. Starting with the lower river, coho is now making…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Ready, Set, Go! Columbia Chinook back on the table starting Saturday! Columbia River Fishing Report – With the recent run-size update, managers from Oregon and Washington met today to discuss additional time for the recreational fleet river-wide. Managers decided to open Chinook retention early, originally scheduled for September 23rd, now slated to open Saturday, September…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

States Set to Re-Open Chinook, From Buoy 10 to Pasco, WA Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s peak season and many didn’t think we’d be back on the water for more Chinook action. Managers took the proactive approach of managing conservatively, especially after a few over-predictions that can put us in a predicament. Now that…

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Columbia River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Coho Yet to Show; Managers Extend Buoy 10 Chinook Option, Expanded Coho Limit Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite its abbreviated season, action continues along in the lower Columbia River with some bonus news coming in today. Managers on Thursday just expanded opportunity for the Buoy 10 fishery for both Chinook (2 days added) and…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

It Ended With a Thud, but Upriver Fishing Continues On Columbia River Fishing Report – The last day of the Buoy 10 fishery left several perplexed. Following a great day on Wednesday, many anglers, including myself, struggled for results on the last day. The evening bite on Thursday changed all that however. As a matter…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Buoy 10 Start With a Bang, But Fades Fast, Good Fishing Upriver Columbia River Fishing Report – The Buoy 10 fishery opened with fairly productive fishing, although not as good as this writer had anticipated. Anglers had to work for their fish on opening day. The tides were great for an all day option and…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Buoy 10 to Fire Up, Much of the River Remains Restricted to Steelhead Columbia River Fishing Report – With much of the river still restricted to salmon and steelhead fishing, this won’t be a long report. Creel checkers for the ODF&W reported over the weekend sampling 66 boats (161 anglers) from Puget to Warrior with…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

Opportunity Stalls, Chinook Making Their Way to Buoy 10 Columbia River Fishing Report – With the ocean fishery (north of Falcon) closed, the mainstem Columbia closed to ALL salmonid angling until you get to The Dalles Dam, and bottomfishing off of the south jetty hit or miss, this will be a short report this week.…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

Catch and Release Sturgeon Slowing; Rolling Summer Steelhead Closures Ahead Columbia River Fishing Report – With offshore salmon fishing closed (north of Cape Falcon), Astoria has become a ghost town. Catch and release sturgeon fishing, as well we bottomfishing remain an option, but both are less than stellar. With water temperatures exceeding 70 degrees in…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia River Fishing Report – The best news on the Columbia River turns sour come Sunday. Fishery managers decided on Thursday that the quota for the north of Cape Falcon fishery will be obtained by Sunday. The quota, a mere 13,250 fish got gobbled up rather quickly, as this writer was surprised how good the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Ocean Coho Slows, BIG Sturgeon in the Estuary and Summer Steelhead Now Open Columbia River Fishing Report – Offshore coho fishing took a dive when a series of strong winds hit the coast over the last few days. After a fantastic week of fishing on calm seas, something had to change. The tradewinds are a…

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