What a stellar year for Summer Steelhead so far on the Columbia River and Lewis River. Especially the Columbia! The steelhead that have to go all the way to Idaho to spawn have so much fat content in them for their long journey it makes them so much more moist and delicious tasting. In my opinion they are the very best the Columbia River has to offer. Fishing remains dynamite out there for the week of the 27th of July through the 2nd of August. Columbia river fishing guides and Washington state fishing guides have been gearing up for the up coming Fall Chinook Buoy 10 fishery that will be starting in the middle of the month. The Buoy 10 fishery is the most popular of any other in Oregon and Washington, Fishing Charters by the hundreds will all be down at the coast working hard for the 3 latter weeks of August and a few days in September as well. I myself will not be participating in this fishery this year, as I see no need to go there. Fishing for steelhead and sturgeon remains so good all the way through August, there is very little time between the Chinook being at the coast and not in the river. Usually when things start to heat up at the coast they are already pretty good numbers in the Columbia River. Hope to see you for the upcoming Fall Chinook run, it is forecasted to be one for the record books!