Fishing guides on the Columbia River out of Portland, Oregon, have many opportunities to guide clients on great fishing trips. Salmon, sturgeon, and walleye are just a few of the species that can be caught on the Columbia River.

Columbia River Salmon

The Columbia River offers salmon in the spring, summer and fall.

I think it’s a great perk of living in Portland, Oregon, that the Columbia River offers salmon fishing in the spring, summer, and fall. In my opinion, spring chinook salmon is the best-eating fish the Columbia River has to offer.

The Columbia River is a world-renowned salmon fishery, and spring, summer, and fall are the best seasons for salmon fishing. Many guides start salmon fishing in mid-March for spring salmon. We will be fishing in the Portland area, right next to the PDX airport. The Portland area offers a variety of fishing options, including trolling for salmon in the Columbia River, fishing in the Willamette River, and fishing for sturgeon in the Columbia River. We can customize a fishing trip to meet your needs and interests.

Columbia River Walleye

As a fishing guide on the Columbia River, walleye is one of my favorite fish to catch. My favorite spot to fish for them is in Rufus, Oregon, which is about an hour east of Portland.

As a Columbia River fishing guide, I like to target walleye on the upper Columbia River. The upper Columbia is usually warmer and has more fish than the lower Columbia. Walleye fishing is good year-round, but the best time to fish is during the spring and fall.

Columbia River Sturgeon

The Columbia also has a large population of sturgeon to offer. These sturgeons can range anywhere from 2 to 10 feet long.

I offer catch-and-release monster sturgeon trips on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon. These trips are a great way to experience the thrill of catching a monster sturgeon. I provide all the gear and tackle you need, so you can just show up and fish. In January, there is a small slot limit that allows you to keep sturgeon on the Columbia River. In the Portland area, sturgeon fishing is available year-round.

Catch and keep sturgeon on the Columbia River is currently closed. However, catch and release is allowed. Before you go fishing on the Columbia River, check with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the current rules.

When allowed to harvest sturgeon, they have size limits that are too small and too big. Make sure you check with ODFW before you fish on the Columbia River for current rules.

The Columbia River also offers panfish like bass, perch, and crappie.

If you’re looking to catch salmon, sturgeon, or walleye, Marvin’s Guide Service is here to help. We’ll take you on a guided fishing trip and provide all the necessary bait and tackle.

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