Columbia River salmon fishing will open up Saturday May 25 2013 and should stay open through June.
This is a great time to do salmon, sturgeon and shad fishing all on the same day. We fish for shad and salmon in the exact same location so this makes it very easy to target both at the same time.
August is just around the corner; what does that mean, you ask? Salmon fishing! Fall Kings to be exact! Yes, it will be some of Oregon and Washington’s best salmon fishing on the Columbia River. We will be fishing King Salmon from Astoria, Oregon, west to the famous Buoy 10—the end of the Columbia. It is very common to get limits of salmon in August with the average salmon being 25 pounds or bigger.
Also the Columbia River gets a large run of Coho salmon, also known as Sliver salmon, running at the same time as the King Salmon. This makes for a river full of salmon and sometimes you’ll never know what you have at the end of the line.
We fish the lower Columbia River by trolling bait, usually herring, behind the boat. We point the boat with the current and let the bait out, where it spins to entice fish. We’ll be trolling with the current, so we have to move pretty quickly for the bait to move correctly. The nice part about this, though, is that the fish will be moving the other way. When they bite, you’ll know it! The rod will double over into the water and line will be screaming off the reel!
Right across from the boat ramp is Sturgeon Paul’s. Here you can have your fresh salmon vacuum packed and readied for the freezer.
If you are thinking about fishing in August at Astoria’s Buoy 10 area, book now before it is too late, this is a very popular fishery, and days fill up fast.
Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife have announced a 15-day fishing season for summer Chinook Salmon and sockeye salmon in the lower Columbia River in June. This is going to be some great fishing.
May is here are there is a lot to fish for on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. We have shad, salmon and, of course, monster sturgeon.
Columbia River will close for Spring Chinook Salmon on Friday April 12th, and I have not heard if they will extend it again or not.
There has been some good reports for salmon fishing in the Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, area right now. I would not say the fishing is hot, but definitely worth going out and fishing. Both the Columbia and Willamette Rivers are in great shape with great visibility and the water is warming. Salmon fishing will only improve over the next few weeks.
Fishing report for February 20 2013.
Let’s talk about Spring salmon.
First there has been already a fair number of Chinook Salmon caught on the Willamette River and a few the Columbia River. I, myself, am kind of excited to start Salmon fishing. It’s one of my favorite things and Springers are some of the best eating salmon.
It is time to start fishing for Spring Salmon in Oregon and Washington, Start fishing on the Columbia River below the I 5 Bridge get on a down river troll an be ready to cover lots of ground,, and you will find some fish. Columbia River Spring salmon season is a short season this year,The Columbia River spring Salmon seasons are based on a forecast of 141,400 returning upriver spring Chinook Salmon
2013 will be it for Keeping Sturgeon on the lower Columbia River and tributaries. So if you want to keep a Sturgeon and help fill your freezer, you better go in the winter of 2013. When you go with Marvin’s Guide Service you will be fishing from a covered heated boat.
Holy crap, it was crazy it was wild, there were happy people and very pissed off people, yes I’m talking about yesterday at the Oregon fish and wildlife commission meeting.
Here’s whats going to be new in 2013 on the Columbia River. Commission voted 4-2 to ban gillnetting on the main stem of the Columbia River.