Columbia River fishing report for May 5th 2013

Fishing on the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam is in full swing! Dam counts over Bonneville have been a steady 4,000 to 9,000 fish a day and fishing is starting to get good. When counts stay high like they have been, there is awesome opportunity to catch some of these Idaho bound Spring Chinook. These fish have the famous dark red meat and are packed with tons of healthy fish oils. With only 20,000 fish over the dam we are only a fraction into the predicted 150,000 to 200,000 to go over. There will be plenty of time for some really hot fishing coming up within the next three weeks up in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. I do have seats open for the duration of the month, so feel free to call or email to go catch some of these great fish. Next up will be the Summer Chinook and sockeye fishery coming up in June. The Columbia River season has been set this year from June 16th to July 1st. I still have days open for that as well and those dates are prime time to catch both species of these fish.