Columbia River Fishing Report

Catch and Release Sturgeon Slowing; Rolling Summer Steelhead Closures Ahead Columbia River Fishing Report – With offshore salmon fishing closed (north of Cape Falcon), Astoria has become a ghost town. Catch and release sturgeon fishing, as well we bottomfishing remain an option, but both are less than stellar. With water temperatures exceeding 70 degrees in…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia Opens for Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead Remain Closed Columbia River Fishing Report – In an unexpected turn of events, fishery managers opened up summer Chinook fishing, after the Technical Advisory Committee met on Monday and upgraded the summer Chinook run to around 65,000 fish, from a 38,000 fish pre-season prediction. Returns have surprised many…

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Willamette River Fishing Report October 4th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Well here’s some news you can’t get from the not-up-to-date Willamette Falls counts for coho. Counts according to fish passage statistics are around 1,800 fish, but this is from the ODF&W recreation report: Coho salmon crossings at Willamette Falls are steadily increasing, pushing up to 300 fish a day in…

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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 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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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite being the historical monster salmon producer it once was, the mighty Columbia has fallen on hard times, at least for now. Summer Chinook fishing remains closed and summer steelhead fishing is fair at best. Sturgeon season of course remains closed for retention, but the catch and release fishing is…

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