Tag: Buoy 10 fishing guide
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.
Here is a quick fishing report for the Columbia River from Marvin’s Guide Service.
Steelhead fishing has been good on the Columbia River in the Gorge, red on red number 5 blade has been a good bet for summer Steelhead. I have been fishing the top half of the shad rack in around 9 foot of water, water is very fast so please be extra careful when you drop or pull your anchor up.
Oregon and Washington agreed to reopen Bonneville Pool, for Sturgeon fishing, this is the section of the Columbia River between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dams, for two three-day periods. The first Sturgeon season will start on June 30, July 1 and July 2, and the second Sturgeon season is from July 7-9. after the July 9 date, the reservoir will again close to sturgeon retention for the remainder of the year. This reopening was possible because about 400 fish remain on the Bonneville Pool guideline from the winter fishing season.
Salmon fishing on the Columbia river follows.
COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM, Tongue Point-Rocky Point line upstream to Beacon Rock deadline (boat and bank), plus the Oregon/Washington banks between Beacon Rock and Bonneville Dam
Columbia River Big numbers of Steelhead continue to go over Bonneville Dam with over double the return rate this year than last.