Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 1st, 2016 Posted on July 1, 2016July 4, 2016 by Bob Rees Columbia River Fishing Report – Ocean salmon season opens on the north coast on July 1st. Unreliable reports from the commercial fleet that there are fair numbers of Chinook available.... This post is only available to Members. If you are a Member, please be sure to log in. You can do this on the top right of almost any page on our site. If you want to become a member or find out more, take a look here.