Columbia River fishing report for 10/18/2014

Fishing for Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon has been unreal in the tributaries of the Columbia in the month of October thus far! Finally, very good numbers have returned to the Cowlitz and other tributaries after being somewhat lack luster the past few years! The projections of all time record breaking runs have come true! After a hot long dry summer in the northwest, temperatures are starting to fall to more (IMO) “comfortable” conditions. With cooler temps the water has also cooled down a bit making fish bite much better as well. As we enter the end of October, we will start seeing more and more “B” run Coho Salmon entering the tributaries. We are expecting large numbers of these fish this year and will be catching them clear into mid-November! Another fishery many of my clients are excited about is the upcoming Winter Chinook fishery. The November and December King Salmon are BIG! When you add high water and big fish, the fight after catching these Winter Chinook is ferocious! I still have some very good dates left on the late Coho and Winter Chinook. Even though temperatures are cool, fishing is hot!! Don’t think it’s too cold too fish because I do carry a 40,000 btu heater and hot water to warm your hands in case they get a little chilly in these winter months. I want to thank all my customers that came out with me this year and am looking forward to seeing you all again!