Columbia River fishing report for 2/25/2014

Fishing for Winter Steelhead is heating up in a big way on the Cowlitz River in recent days! This is a very fun fishery due to the unpredictable actions of steelhead after they get hooked. One second they are screaming line off the fishing reel, and the next they are jumping high out of the water! Fishing for steelhead will be very good until the first week in April, and possibly beyond. Also the world famous Spring Chinook fishery will be getting off to a hot start a little earlier this year due to warmer and lower water than normal. We are expecting these fish to start showing strong in the last week in March with a strong run forecasted to return! The Spring Chinook are the most sought after fish the Pacific Northwest has to offer! Prices on these fish in (specialty seafood markets only) will reach as high as 35 dollars per pound! It is well worth the cost of a fishing trip to catch Spring Chinook as an average fish of 15 pounds would be worth nearly 500 dollars! They cost so much because they are the best eating salmon you can catch in the world next to Summer Chinook, Summer Steelhead and Sockeye Salmon. Fishing for Spring Chinook will yield high catch rates clear till the end of May. This long season ensures people with busy schedules a chance to get out and catch them! We are currently booking for Winter Steelhead and Spring Chinook, don’t miss out on these great fishing opportunities!