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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SW Washington Fishing Reports and Forecast

Covid-19 Update Anglers are still being asked to follow state guidelines and health advice for the COVID-19 pandemic by fishing in their local communities, traveling only with family or other members of their immediate household, and practicing physical distancing by keeping six feet apart. For updates on the pandemic, check the WDFW Covid-19 webpage HERE. 30# Buoy ten success/photo…

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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 August 23rd, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – The last day of the buoy 10 fishery is tomorrow (Friday,8/24). It has been a decent season, of course with its ups and downs. Most recently on Thursday, August 23, fishing was fairly challenging river wide. The morning outgoing tide produced a few biters on the Washington side just downstream…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 17th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Chinook have started to show with some consistency, Buoy 10 is in full bloom. Anglers have been tearing over to the Washington side, in hopes for an early morning high tide/first part of outgoing bite, and many have come away happy. Blind Channel, as well as the south ditch (runs…

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Columbia River Fishing Report August 24th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – With peak season upon us, action should be blistering at this time of the month. That certainly was the case on Monday, eclipse day, but the action surely did not last as long as most had hoped. Fishing has been especially challenging the subsequent three days following the eclipse. Finally…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 12th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – The Buoy 10 fishery is underway. After a slow start, and a less then stellar breakout season, catches of Chinook are becoming more consistent in the Astoria area. Most professional guides would say that the fish are present, they are just not interested in biting. Most anglers only remember the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 5th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – After a strong, late summer Chinook surge in Astoria, Buoy 10 anglers are walking away feeling unsatisfied lately. The opener on Monday started with a fin-clip restriction, as all Sunday and Mondays are for this year’s Buoy 10 fishery. That does not matter much however, if there are not many…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 29th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – The hot news on the Columbia is the strong surge of Chinook salmon that have entered the lower estuary. Last year at this time, we started seeing a stronger influx of fall chinook salmon coupled with spring Chinook that were balled up down there due to a thermal block on…

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Webinar Driftboating and bank fishing the Wilson River with Pro Guide Bob Rees January 20th

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