Columbia River Fishing Report November 22, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – It should actually read “crabbing” report, not fishing report. Nothing much has changed as for the success of lower Columbia River crabbing, except the tide swing that is. Stronger tides limit opportunity for keeper Dungeness, but if crabbers catch the tide right, either high slack or low slack, the success…

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Columbia River Fishing Report November 16th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Nothing to report here. D E A D  Z O N E ! ! ! Except for crabbing however. Crabbing out of Hammond remains excellent, and tides through this weekend are excellent too. I’m betting on heavy traffic so everyone has holiday crab cocktails for Thanksgiving! Use good bait, get…

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Columbia River Fishing Report November 9th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Nothing new to report here. Salmon and steelhead fishing is closed, catch and release sturgeon fishing is mediocre at best. February may produce the first springer, but let’s see what the run forecast is first. It’ll be a slow news winter for this section for the foreseeable future. But of…

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Columbia River Fishing Report November 2nd, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – As you already know, not much going on here these days. It’s a crabbing show, and the crabbing is pretty good on the lower Columbia this year. The tides are pretty big this weekend, but crabbers can eke out a limit if they pay attention to their gear. Use good…

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Columbia River Fishing Report October 25th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing (more like crabbing) Report – Still all closed, except for crabbing. And crabbing is pretty good! Of course we’re on a strong tide series, so you really have to watch your gear and the tides to ensure you get all your pots back in a timely manner. The crabs seem numerous and of…

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Columbia River Fishing Report October 4th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Still not much to report here, which is uncommon for this time of year. Fishing closures has us shut out for the foreseeable future, nothing we can do about that. Crabbing is about the only option, and that doesn’t even hold a lot of promise this weekend as stronger tides…

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Columbia River Fishing Report February 9th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Nope, still nothing. The needle on the Chinook fish count hasn’t even changed. Still just 2 Chinook over Bonneville Dam. Nothing to worry about just yet. If you’re motivated to get up early and set crab pots, the crabbing in the lower Columbia could be fair. Keep in mind that…

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Columbia River Fishing Reports January 11th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Reports – About the only fishery on the mainstem Columbia is the catch and keep sturgeon fishery above Bonneville Dam. Here is the most recent report from WDF&W: Sturgeon Bonneville Pool – Including fish released, about 10% of the boat anglers caught a legal size fish. Fishing was slow from the bank.…

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Columbia River Fishing Report January 5th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Still no good fishing options here, and crabbers that worked the estuary last weekend likely had a hard time retrieving pots if they let them soak after high slack. Tides will remain strong for those looking for last minute crabbing opportunities, but like last weekend, you had better get your…

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Columbia River Fishing Reports December 22nd, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Reports – With few fishing options, crabbing will be the main focus for the remainder of the year on the lower Columbia. The announcement was made just today, that the commercial fleet will remain sidelined until January 15th, when the meat quality of the crab should improve. Soft tides this weekend should…

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