Fishing for Fall Chinook at Astoria this year ended up being much better than expected. Many times run projections given by the state are not correct. This year seems to be that way. Each day we caught our fish without too much trouble which is the way Buoy 10 should be. Now we have moved inland to my home area Woodland Washington. We are already catching limits of nice kings daily with a a few Coho salmon around too! I still have a few really good dates left due to some cancelations so it’s not too late to get on board! Contact me asap before these seats fill up because they will. In October we will have Coho Salmon coming through the Columbia and we will be catching great numbers of those as well. Late October we will switch gears and move into the tributaries of the Columbia to target coho and chinook with light tackle and different and fun presentations.. Later October and early November are a blast! I highly suggest one of those trips! Check out our Facebook page and give it a like to see the latest catches. See you soon!
The Summer Steelhead season this year on the Columbia River and its tributaries were much better than expected! Many times, run predictions are not always accurate from the Washington Department of fish and Wildlife. For instance, the run prediction for Sockeye Salmon this year was only 60,000 and we have received 194,000 over Bonneville Dam so far. The run prediction for Fall Chinook is also low this year but catch rates in the ocean are proving that that could be wrong as well. We have now wrapped up our Summer Steelhead season and are gearing up for the upcoming world famous Buoy 10 fishery for the month of August and into September. The Fall Chinook and Coho season is our longest and best fishing of the year hands down! There’s tons of opportunity out there until clear into mid November for both species. This year, we’re running a brand new 26ft Allumaweld Columbia that’s built for big water for you to enjoy your day even more! Now’s the time to book your trip so let’s get out and do some catching! See you soon!