Columbia River fishing report for Feb 1-10

It’s that time of year again when Columbia River Fishing guides and sportsman alike get ants in their pants and start to get the jitters because Spring Chinook fishing is only a few weeks away! The Spring Chinook gives a buzz amongst fisherman that cannot be described. Perhaps it’s the strength these fish have when you catch one? Or just the fact that there is nothing that compares to the taste of the Columbia River Spring Chinook? Either or, there is something that drives fisherman nuts in pursuit of these Chinook! There already has been a few caught out there so it’s only a matter of time before fishing will get good. While we wait for these Chinook to enter the Columbia there is another fishery that keeps Columbia River fishing guides busy, and that is the Cowlitz River Winter Steelhead. Fishing on the Cowlitz River will be getting better and better each day, and when the beginning of March rolls around, it will be consistent catching for the whole month of March. I do have a few dates remaining for the Cowlitz River Winter Steelhead, and also Spring Chinook fishing on the Columbia, so book your seats while their available. This year the Columbia River Spring Chinook season is set for all of March until the 5th of April. If a Columbia River Spring Chinook is what your after, don’t miss out, this is not a long season on the Columbia River this year. Not to worry though there will be plenty of opportunity on the Willamette River and Cowlitz River for the Spring Chinook as well. Hope to see you soon to catch some fish!