Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast April 8th – 8th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Did you catch that? Re-read the headline. Yes! Just a few more hours to fish the mainstem Columbia! Read on! Hot off the press, the fishery will close after Friday, April 8:   NEWS RELEASE   Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife        Contact:         Tucker Jones             971-673-6067                        John…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast April 1st, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook season is clearly underway on the mainstem Columbia. Both effort and catches are ramping up as expected and although still sporadic, catch rates seem better than I had expected, given the timing, temperature and current flow regime we are now experiencing. Furthermore, guides and anglers are reporting good…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast- March 25th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook anglers are getting more action and more anxious for mainstem Columbia salmon. This run of fish is the top prize in likely all the world, as not only are they spring Chinook, but they are spring Chinook that have to travel hundreds of miles to get to their…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast March 18th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – After a surprisingly intense early season effort, a series of high water events, unsettled weather and turbid water has quelled interest on the lower Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Fishing had been fair prior to the storm series but you still had to put in many hours to yield results, or…

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