Columbia River Fishing Report April 17th, 2020

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Columbia River Fishing Report – Not much to report here. The river is still closed, and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. To date, there are over 1,000 adult spring Chinook over Bonneville Dam, and we’re about 3X higher than the 2019 count at the same time, but far below the 10-year average for passage at this time.

Hopefully we’ll get back to reporting on the Columbia River. In the meantime, one can dream of an open boat ramp on the lower Columbia, where saltwater anglers would have access to abundant numbers of sea bass and likely lingcod along the south and sunken jetty at the mouth of the Columbia. The ocean should be dreamy and the tide series too. Maybe you can get after them if your boat is already in moorage? You still have to be safe and check weather and bar conditions before going out.