Columbia River fishing report for 8/26/2012

By August 29, 2012Fishing Reports

Hi Everyone,
Fishing for fall Chinook (King Salmon) is starting to heat up on the Columbia River! We have been averaging 4 to 6 salmon a day this week, and it will start getting really good as we move into September. Washington fishing guides and Oregon fishing guides flocked to buoy 10 this month and it has been very good out there on the coast, but now the fish are entering the Columbia River in great numbers and even into the tributaries like the Lewis and Cowlitz Rivers. These chinook have been averging about 20 pounds but we have landed a couple in the mid 30’s. We are also still catching summer run steelhead as well, and as the month rolls on there will be the B run steelhead starting to show up in the catches. The B run steelhead are a bigger fish than the A run, so we will start seeing some dandy’s coming to the boat. It is not uncommon to get steelhead in the mid teens to the twenty pound range in September. I still have plenty of seats left for this up coming fishery so go to the rates and booking page and reserve your seats before there gone.