Columbia River fishing report for August 12th, 2013

Fishing for Steelhead on the Columbia River has been fantastic through the whole month of July and continues to be great into the second week of August! The main focus is definitely shifted onto the Fall Chinook now though. An early start catching these Fall Kings has made people very excited, and now this fishery is in full swing at Buoy 10. Fishing at Buoy 10 has been the best fishing Columbia River fishing guides and other fisherman alike have seen in years! There are unbelievable amounts of fish in the river right now! Now that Buoy 10 has been consistently red hot for the last two weeks, Chinook are starting to enter the lower Columbia River in good numbers and fishing is picking up at the mouth of the Cowlitz River and above. We are still targeting steelhead and then moving spots to Chinook fish. Opportunity for catching both Summer Steelhead and a Chinook is very high right now, and should remain until the end of Aug. I still have some fantastic dates left for the end of the August and September. With the amount of fish coming through and good tides it will be insane fishing for the next two months! If there were a year to get out and catch a lot of big fish this is it!