Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast August 19th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite the best efforts of dedicated anglers, most are coming away from the Buoy 10 fishery quite disappointed. Statistics show that catch rates for chinook salmon are half of their explosive catch success rates from last year. Most anglers feel that the numbers just aren’t there, but many also agree…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast April 22, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Even though the lower Columbia River below Bonneville is closed, there is still some fisheries upstream of Bonneville that are open to the taking of spring Chinook. Unfortunately, those fisheries are not producing outstanding results, poor results actually, so there’s no real inspiration to report on them. If and when…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast March 11th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – As is commonly the case this time of year, boaters are getting more interested in spring Chinook fishing then they probably should be. That said, catches have been rather impressive for the first week of March. Reports from the mainstem Columbia downstream of Portland have proven to be worthwhile. Boaters…

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Columbia River Summer Sturgeon & Chinook Fishing

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Learn effective techniques for sturgeon and summer Chinook salmon near the mouth of the Columbia with guide, Bob Rees. First, hook up doubles and triples of sturgeon on anchovies and then troll anchovies for summer chinook. Bob is joined by Norm Richie of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders and Paul…

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 28th – September 3rd, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – With the offshore any salmon season still a week away, anglers will remain focused on inshore options such as Tillamook and Nehalem Bays. Both should produce some catches but don’t expect great action for another few weeks. With rough bar conditions for most of the week, the jaws option wasn’t…

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