Columbia River fishing report for 8/26/2012

Hi Everyone,
Fishing for fall Chinook (King Salmon) is starting to heat up on the Columbia River! We have been averaging 4 to 6 salmon a day this week, and it will start getting really good as we move into September. Washington fishing guides and Oregon fishing guides flocked to buoy 10 this month and it has been very good out there on the coast, but now the fish are entering the Columbia River in great numbers and even into the tributaries like the Lewis and Cowlitz Rivers. These chinook have been averging about 20 pounds but we have landed a couple in the mid 30’s. We are also still catching summer run steelhead as well, and as the month rolls on there will be the B run steelhead starting to show up in the catches. The B run steelhead are a bigger fish than the A run, so we will start seeing some dandy’s coming to the boat. It is not uncommon to get steelhead in the mid teens to the twenty pound range in September. I still have plenty of seats left for this up coming fishery so go to the rates and booking page and reserve your seats before there gone.

Columbia River fishing report for July 27th – Aug 2nd

Hi everybody,

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!

Columbia River fishing report for July 9th – 16th

Hi everybody,

Wow! That’s all I can say about the steelhead fishing for the last week or so! The weather has been warm and the steelhead have been plentiful! This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy what southwest Washington has to offer. For the past week, July 13 – 19 catching steelhead has been no problem, Catching 12 to 20 plus fish a trip is what any Columbia River fishing guide loves about this time of year. Good fishing should remain for quite some time, fortunately followed by some more great fishing for the up coming Fall Chinook.

Columbia River fishing report for July 8th – 15th

Hi everybody,

Fishing on the Columbia River has been fantastic this past week! The Columbia has been the main focus for most fishing guides in our area because of the consistency of good fishing. We have been catching them anchored up using spin n glo lures and coon shrimp. Also, flat fish and Yakima Bait mag lip lures have been catching them well too. It’s only going to get better on the Lewis as well in the coming 3 weeks or so. Don’t miss out on these hot fighting steelhead on the Lewis and Columbia Rivers this month!

Columbia River fishing report for July 1st -7th

Hi everybody,

The first week of July has been very good fishing for summer steelhead on the Lewis River and Columbia River and should remain this way for at least a month. We have been catching them side drifting with salmon eggs and bait diving with coon shrimp on the Lewis River for the last week or so and been getting 5-10 steelhead a day. The Columbia River is also starting to get a good amount of steelhead as well. With a large forecast of steelhead this year, things are going to pick up fast out there and it will be red hot within the next couple of weeks.

Columbia River fishing report for 6/29/2012

Hi Everyone.

The Summer Chinook and Sockeye Salmon run on the Columbia River was fantastic this month! Catching limits of Sockeye was very common for nearly all of June and as well as the Summer Chinook! The Summer Chinook also known as “ June hogs” started out a little slower and then turned in to a very good fishery for nearly 3 solid weeks! Looking forward to next year’s June fishery, it’s definitely one of the best months in the year for fishing. Summer Steelhead fishing has been picking up on the North Fork of the Lewis River in the last week or so also. So far these steelhead have been on average quite a bit larger than normal averaging 12 pounds or so. I will keep posting fishing reports throughout the month.