The Willamette River meets the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, some 187 miles of river away from where it starts in the vicinity of Eugene. The Willamette (wil-LAM-it) has one of the best spring Chinook runs in the Northwest. After the Columbia River Spring Chinook fishery slows down the Willamette river spring Chinook run heats up. The Willamette River usually averages 20,000 to 30,000 spring Chinook a year, making it one of the go-to rivers in Oregon for catching the prize fish of the Northwest.
We fish all the way from the mouth of the Willamette to Oregon City following schools of fish up river and sometimes back down. The Northwest is a very beautiful place as is the city of Portland, Oregon. Some days we find ourselves fishing in the heart of downtown Portland catching spring Chinook and taking in the sights of the city and the fish. Walleye and Sturgeon are other fishing opportunities the Willamette River provides so if you are looking to catch Sturgeon and Walleye on the Willamette let us know. The Willamette River is only a short drive from the Portland International Airport, so if you and family members or important clients want to take advantage of spectacular Northwest fishing you will not have to go very far at all.
NW Columbia Fishing Adventures
Northwest fishing guide, Oregon fishing guide and Washington fishing guide, specializes in 1 to 6 man fishing trips on Northwest rivers. From Buoy 10 to Bonneville dam we catch Salmon, Sturgeon, Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Kokanee, Walleye, Shad and Bass. Book a trip today good dates fill fast.