Fall Chinook fishing on the Columbia River ended with an incredible bang! Previous records of fish caught, and numbers of chinook passing over Bonneville Dam (1,034,129) were crushed in the month of October! Catch rates in October were over 6,300 fish which is 4,600 more than any other October on record. Also, the total number caught from August 1st to October 31st was 41,886, which beat the last record kept from 1967. The Fall Chinook run sizes are continuously growing larger every year, due to habitat and stream restoration along with large smolt plants in the upper Columbia River. We are very excited for the future of the Fall Chinook fisheries! We have now switched gears to the tributaries of the Columbia, and fishing remains strong. We are starting to see a few Winter Chinook and Coho Salmon in the rivers already, and are anticipating another strong return of Winter Chinook for 15/16! These fish are known to be larger than your average chinook caught throughout fall and fight very hard! There is still fantastic fishing to be had through December for chinook, and after a small pause we will start catching high numbers of Winter Steelhead in Feb- Apr! For more up to date pictures and info, please like the page nw columbia fishing adventures llc. See you soon!