Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Well, some fish finally showed up. Anglers working the lower Columbia downstream of Camas started to see an improvement in action Wednesday and Thursday. It appears as if the fish have finally showed up. Reports from the airport area to Westport (Oregon) were consistently better for trollers and anchor anglers.…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 13th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite a waning fishery, anglers are still consistently catching Chinook and coho in the mainstem below Bonneville Dam. Chinook catches are slowing, as coho become the predominate species hitting the deck in recent days. Those that are finding the most success are using Pro Trolls with spinners however. Davis Bar…

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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 22nd, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – With coho nearly non-existent in the Buoy 10 area, most anglers are focusing their efforts in the Bonneville to St. Helens reach and still finding fair success for Chinook despite shrinking numbers passing Bonneville Dam. Success for the Pro Troll fleet has become more sporadic however. The most consistent fishing…

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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 August 10th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – We’re entering peak season for Buoy 10 anglers and it just ain’t happening…yet. Flashbacks of last year are starting to come back where the fish were there, they just weren’t biting. Let’s hope we’re not doing that again this year. Chinook are clearly in the river, but not in the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 4th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – The Buoy 10 fishery got off to a bangin’ good time! Early limits were common on the opener, but even before that, anglers fishing in the above-the-bridge fishery had multiple opportunities, although they had to weed through wild ones before they got their hatchery fish, before the August 1st opener.…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 7th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report –  As you can see from the below ODF&W creel checks, there isn’t much interest from salmon or steelhead anglers. And as you can see from the catch rates, you’ll know why: On Sunday’s (7/2) flight, 47 salmonid boats and 38 Oregon bank anglers were counted from the Astoria-Megler Bridge to…

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Columbia River Fishing Report May 5th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – Only the upriver of Bonneville fishery is open on the mainstem, but that too closes after Friday. With low dam counts, you can imagine, success rates remain low. There may be an extension of time, but the fishery is slated to reopen on May 16th under permanent regulation, and if…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 7th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – As we near the middle of October, B-run coho should theoretically be peaking in the Buoy 10 fishery. The problem is however, nothing has peaked at Buoy 10 all year. Regardless, the B-run coho numbers this year are supposed to surpass the earlier returning A-run. And as you might guess,…

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Columbia River Fishing Report September 30th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Starting with the estuary, interest at the Buoy 10 fishery continues to wane. There are still a few fishermen in pursuit of the A-run coho and the extremely rare Chinook salmon. Most anglers fishing this area have a keen interest in crabbing this time of year. In short, this fishery…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 23rd, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Not much new to report here. The Astoria area is holding steady at “disappointing.” Coho catches remain dismal and we now begin to transition from the “A” run to the “B” run, both of which are predicted to be grim. It’s likely that anglers will experience even slower fishing until…

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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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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 2nd, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Well, although it’s not quite the same as Chinook, coho started to make a strong showing in the lower Columbia this week. That is, if you can call it a strong showing. We’ve certainly agreed with biologists this year, it’s not going to be a strong coho year. Starting on…

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