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 May 24th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report May 24th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s catch and keep sturgeon fishing on the lower Columbia and although no one expected fantastic early season results, our expectations are being met; we’re not seeing good early season results. As of last Wednesday’s opener, just 319 keepers (from a quota of 2,960) were tallied from the fishery, that…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 21st, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – With only sturgeon on the table, there isn’t much to report for what is historically a great time to be fishing the mainstem Columbia River. Dam counts continue to disappoint anglers and managers alike. The gap is growing and we’re down 100,000 fish from last year at this time. It’s…

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Columbia River Fishing Report May 18th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – Still no fishing for you! The Technical Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, hopefully to do a run size update. In order to do that, managers must feel confident that 50% of the run has passed Bonneville Dam. We’re on an uptick for Bonneville counts right now, and the run…

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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 Summer Sturgeon & Chinook Fishing

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Learn effective techniques for sturgeon and summer Chinook salmon near the mouth of the Columbia with guide, Bob Rees. First, hook up doubles and triples of sturgeon on anchovies and then troll anchovies for summer chinook. Bob is joined by Norm Richie of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders and Paul…