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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Well, it’s peak season for “B-run” coho and like their earlier cousins, they’re a relatively no show. Of course there are some fish around as one guide reported catching 3 fish on Thursday (10/10) with 2 fish being of hatchery origin and 1 “wild” fish released. The tides are building…

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Columbia River Fishing Report October 4th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With coho the only show in town, and that show taking place from Buoy 10 to Tongue Point, there isn’t much to report on for the mighty Columbia. Let’s hope that changes in the coming years. So coho… Yea, it’s time for the “B-run” fish to show in the estuary…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the unprecedented, expansive closure for the Columbia River, our job just got (sadly) more easier. In short, the above Bonneville fishery was really good, and therefore could not sustain any more catch and effort without compromising the recovery of Snake River wild fall Chinook. It was a good run,…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 20th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 20th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Most anglers remain a bit disappointed that the robust coho fishery predicted, really hasn’t been lights out fishing just yet this season. It is getting late for a strong showing of early (“A”) run coho, but the upcoming tide series should be a telling story of the success of this…

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Columbia River Fishing Report September 13th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report September 13th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Well, the coho still haven’t arrived, at least not in the number one would expect for a return of 611,000 adults. Many folks, including myself, have been a bit misled that we’re going to see closer to 905,000 adults back to the Columbia. I’m exploring a better answer, but the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report August 30th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report August 30th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With Chinook season closed and coho due to show, anglers remain engaged in the Buoy 10 fishery. Although many are chasing Chinook upstream, some of that many are already back down in the estuary in hopes of a bounty of silver. It hasn’t quite panned out that way just yet.…

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Columbia River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the Chinook closure downstream of west Puget Island, it’ll be a coho show that should last well into October. That said, Chinook numbers remain robust in the lower estuary, at least as of Thursday morning. One guide reportedly landed no less than 2 dozen salmon today (Thursday), keeping 3…

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Columbia River Fishing Report August 16th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report August 16th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – We are in peak season for the Buoy 10 fishery. With only a few days remaining for Chinook salmon retention, anglers are out in full force in pursuit of one of the greatest fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. Wednesday and Thursday morning produced a fair to good bite on the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 9th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 9th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – It is GAME ON on the lower Columbia River right now. The Buoy 10 fishery is well underway with large Chinook and a few coho in the catch. Most recently, effort has been most intense on the Washington side, with boats focusing in on Chinook in Blind channel above the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report August 2nd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report August 2nd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Let’s get the small stuff out of the way. Catch and release sturgeon fishing isn’t happening anymore. There are still fish available, but the bite has tapered and very few are interested. It’s salmon season! Call me a snob, I know! Summer steelhead remain an option, especially below Longview, but…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 26th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 26th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Going from least to greatest, summer steelhead fishing on the mainstem remains a fair option. It’s clear however, it is a depressed year. Double-digit days are common for experienced guides and anglers, that is not happening at this time. Persistent and knowledgable anglers are catching fish every day, with a…

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Columbia River Fishing Report July 19th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report July 19th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – It was an amazing run on the Columbia, or really, just outside of it. My dream 2 weeks culminated with my first ever, sighting of orca about 9 miles west of the mouth of the Columbia. I’ve been waiting 30 years for such a sighting, as you’ll hear in the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 12th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s been a productive July out of the Columbia, so far. Last week and over the weekend, the Long Beach Peninsula was inundated with Chinook salmon, whales and lots of forage fish. It was a veritable National Geographic. We saw a whale slap its towering tail on the water five…

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Columbia River Fishing Report July 5th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report July 5th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite the mainstem having little feasible opportunity for salmon and steelhead, there is great opportunity happening now in adjacent waters (the ocean) for coho and some Chinook. Catch and release sturgeon fishing remains awesome too! Let’s get the mainstem out of the way. Yes, still closed to summer Chinook, but…

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