Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Offshore Chinook Fishing Inconsistent; In-river Sockeye, Steelhead Close Columbia River Fishing Report – The big news this week was the abrupt closure of mainstem sockeye and summer steelhead fishing. Although I haven’t seen detailed reports of where anglers are successfully catching sockeye salmon, over 3,000 have been caught and retained, exceeding the 1% take allowed…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

Sturgeon Option Tabled After Washington Fumbles, Shad In High Gear Columbia River Fishing Report – Not much has changed since we previously reported on the Columbia. Salmon season remains closed, steelhead fishing is poor, and no sign of a catch and keep sturgeon fishery for the near future. Although spring Chinook passage at Bonneville is…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 22nd, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Although the Columbia has been closed since the 15th, summer Chinook opens again starting today (Friday, June 22nd). Prior to the closure on the 15th, action was not fantastic, but fish were being caught. Since the closure, numbers at Bonneville have slightly improved, as late June and early July are…

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