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.
Spring Chinook Salmon fishing is open downstream of I-5 Bridge, and will extend to Beacon Rock beginning Friday, March 1st, through April 5. Sport fishing is closed March 26 and April 2 on the Columbia River for possible commercial fisheries. Beginning Friday, bank anglers may fish from Beacon Rock to boundary below Bonneville Dam.
Anglers this spring will be allowed to catch up to 5,000 hatchery upriver chinook below Bonneville, but the season could go longer if catch levels remain under the guideline.
Willamette River Spring Salmon fishing will stay open 7 days a week for fishing. As long as the Willamette River stays in shape, that is where you will find me. I love fishing the Willamette, and you are allowed to keep 2 hatchery salmon, where on the Columbia River you may only keep 1 hatchery Salmon.
Just want to remind everyone Marvin’s Guide Service will be fishing from a covered and heated boat.