Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Salmon Season is Over, Winter Sturgeon Likely Still Weeks Away Columbia River Fishing Report – With just a few Chinook and coho passing Bonneville Dam each day, it’s an indication that sportfisheries for the region’s mighty Columbia is coming to a close. Pretty remarkable given the vastness of this watershed. Coho fisheries at the mouth…

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Columbia River Fishing Report October 19th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Nothing new to report here; closed for coho, closed for Chinook, closed for sturgeon and closed for steelhead. Crabbing however is quite good out of Hammond. Tides this weekend aren’t bad, but they aren’t ideal either. If you pay attention to your gear and don’t lose the buoys to the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report December 1st, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – Crabbing is the only viable fishery left, and mixed reports are coming from the estuary. One guide had his crab cooking by 9:30 a.m. yesterday, while another struggled for 30 keepers today (Thursday). Tides are intensifying so pay attention to where you place your gear, and how long you let…

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Better clam than crab

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – Many of the commercial crabbers are pulling their gear as commercial keepers are becoming a rare catch in the lower Columbia estuary. There are still plenty of sport legals however although few are motivated to pursue them. A high tide series this weekend won’t produce optimum options either.…

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Not much left on the lower Columbia

Not much left for fishing opportunity on the lower Columbia. Even crabbing prospects are dwindling as the commercial fleet started their program in late November. Commercial catches have been good out of Hammond but commercial crabbers are reporting fair numbers of sport legal, yet undersize commercial legal sized crab available. [it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″]The Guide’s Forecast –…

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This fishery is over

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] With the exception of crabbing, this fishery is over. Extreme tides challenged crabbers last weekend as the window of opportunity was small. The high tide exchange, especially the strong minus (evening) outgoing, buries crab pots and made it unproductive to catch crab. Action was still fair to good for those diligent in their…

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Crabbing is great if you tried

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s a crabbing show now and given the rough weather this week, effort was low. For the few that did brave the conditions, action was great; limit crabbing as a matter of fact. That is, if you crabbed in the right location. The Guide’s Forecast – Commercial crab…

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