Southwest Washington Fishing Update and Forecast

Covd-19 Update—With the Covid-19 virus spiking in Washington State, anglers are reminded to please fish only with members of their own household, avoid crowded areas, and use social distancing and wear a mask to protect themselves and others from the disease. No one wants a return to last spring’s lockdowns, so please do your part…

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Columbia River Fishing (Crabbing) Report

Columbia River Crabbing Report – It’s just a crabbing show here, and the crabbing remains quite good. With the commercial fleet north of Cape Falcon still dry-docked due to domoic acid, it looks like the lower Columbia should remain a sport crabbers paradise. Now, we just need the tides and winds to cooperate. Those that…

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Columbia River (Crabbing) Report

Tides Favorable For Lower River Crabbing, Weather Questionable Columbia River Fishing (Crabbing) Report – It was a bit of a wild week on the lower Columbia, with sensible crabbers waiting for better conditions to deploy gear downstream of Hammond. There was certainly some effort, but crabbers had to be mindful of the tides or risk…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

It’s Crabbing Time And The Commercial Fleet Is Delayed Columbia River (Crabbing) Report – It’s crabbing time on the lower Columbia and with the crabbing fleet delayed north of Cape Falcon for the foreseeable future (due to domoic acid levels), lower Columbia River crabbers should continue to do well, very well actually. It’s been just…

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Columbia River Fishing Report January 3rd, 2020

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the opening of the commercial crabbing season, success for lower Columbia crabbers should taper. The last crabbing trip I did (December 23rd), action seemed to be even better than the previous few crabbing outings. No doubt that persistent crabbers should still be able to catch limits or near limits,…

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Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 27th, 2019

Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 27th, 2019

Columbia River (crabbing) Report – Despite a big tide swing early this week, crabbing seemed to actually improve recently on the lower Columbia. The last part of incoming tide produced easy limits for our boat of 7 on Monday, taking 84 keepers and tossing back many more. Crabbing the lower Desdemona Tongue through the first…

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Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 20th, 2019

Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 20th, 2019

Columbia River Crabbing Report – It’s still all about the crab at this point. Limits are becoming harder to come by, there’s been a lot of pressure in this fishery and it’s starting to show by the more challenging crabbing conditions and the smaller grade of crab. You’ve heard it before however, get away from…

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Columbia River Crabbing Report December 6th, 2019

Columbia River Crabbing Report – Yes, that’s because there isn’t any fishing going on here. Crabbing however remains excellent for those targeting the high tide. There are plenty of people out along Social Security Beach so it would behoove you to try a less populated location, ideally deeper water, to find better crabbing. It’s likely…

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Columbia River Fishing Report November 22nd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing (crabbing) Report – Crabbing remains good in the lower Columbia River, but competition is fierce. It’s best if you crab away from the crowds to reduce the competition and don’t be afraid to crab the deeper water if you’re rigged appropriately for that. Be aware that gear can sand in on the…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast November 15th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast November 15th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast – It’s all about the crabbing and on occasion, the bottomfishing in the estuary of the lower Columbia now. With the delay in the commercial crabbing opener, recreational crabbers working the lower Columbia will have an extended opportunity this winter. The commercial season is delayed at least until December…

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Columbia River Fishing Report November 8th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Salmon anglers on the Columbia are now limited to the reach from Buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam. The bulk of the coho (and Chinook) are upstream of Bonneville Dam so salmon fishing on the Columbia is effectively over. Coho fishing above Bonneville had been fairly productive, but now it’s closed…

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Columbia River Fishing Report November 1st, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With little left on the table besides estuary Dungeness Crab, there isn’t much effort happening on the lower Columbia River. Here are last week’s catch statistics to prove it: Salmon, Steelhead and Shad Boat anglers in the Bonneville Pool averaged almost a coho kept per boat. Buoy 10 Boats: No…

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Columbia River Fishing Report January 18th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – As you may predict, there isn’t much to talk about here. Crabbing in the estuary should be tapering given the influx of commercial gear now in the estuary. The abundance of freshwater isn’t helping either. Some crabbers are still reporting good returns, but high tide is essential, and crab low…

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Columbia River Fishing Report January 11th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing (crabbing) Report – With fishing still a non-viable option, crabbing is the sole motivating factor, and that’s not too exciting now that the commercial fleet has gone in. The tides aren’t all that bad for weekend crabbers although the low slack is the predominate day-time tide. Furthermore, there rumor of a significant…

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Columbia River Fishing Report January 4th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – The only thing that has changed for this crabbing report, is that the commercial fleet went in on or near New Year’s Day and is likely pulling pots as we speak. That should put a damper on the success of the sport fleet, which has been pretty good for much of…

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