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 and Forecast September 6th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Well, a mixed bag of opportunity now with the Buoy 10 to Warrior Rock stretch closed to the retention of Chinook. Coho remain an option, and not a bad one for anglers willing to travel to the estuary. Tongue Point Chinook and coho finally did make a showing at mid-week. Catches…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 31st, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s not been an overwhelming week at Buoy 10. The action overall hasn’t been bad, but taking fish home for the amount of action one has had is not impressive. The coho catch in the Buoy 10 to Tongue Point reach has largely been wild fish. We lucked out on…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 5th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – With fish passage rapidly winding down at Bonneville, so is the fall Chinook bite downstream of the dam. With the lower return experienced this year vs. previous years, it’s to be expected that fishing will taper quickly under this scenario. Pro trollers are still after them however, with sporadic results…

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Columbia River Fishing Report September 29th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – Many anglers are turning away from the mainstem Columbia, but numbers remain viable enough to still justify an effort. Most remain focused on Chinook opportunities upstream of Warrior Rock, but options liberalize on October 1st, when theoretically, the Tule run has passed through and is in no danger of over-harvest.…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 15th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – The Buoy 10 fishery was nothing short of spectacular all week. That changed on Friday however, when anglers got a reality check that it’s not all peaches and cream. It was easy limits up until Friday, and although several guides and anglers caught ample numbers of hatchery coho, limits were…

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Columbia River Fishing Report September 8th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – With Chinook season closed down, the focus now for Buoy 10 anglers is coho salmon. It just so happens, that coho fishing is excellent right now. Anglers that are patient enough to wait for the proper time of the tide, have scored excellent results for coho downstream of the Astoria…

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Columbia River Fishing Report September 1st, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the end of Chinook season looming for the Buoy 10 fishery, anglers need to get their last licks in before the year’s best opportunity slips away. Of course there is still ample upstream opportunity about to take place; actually, that too is underway. Starting with Buoy 10, the fishing…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 15th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Between the weather and the extreme tides, there won’t be much use for fishing in the estuary this weekend.   Effort has remained low due to the poor coho return the Columbia is experiencing. There was some crabbing effort last weekend however, with the nice weather and the soft tides,…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 16th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Buoy 10 continues to dry up. The latest guide effort for coho and non-existent Chinook was nearly fruitless. For all intents and purposes, this fishery is over. There were a bunch of gillnet caught coho taken from Blind Slough behind Tongue Point but most agree, those fish are challenging to…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 9th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – For all intents and purposes, the Buoy 10 fishery is finished. Although coho remain in catchable numbers, action is unlikely to be fast and furious, given the low production due back to the river this year.   Chinook season for the Buoy 10 to Tongue Point reach is extended through…

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