Columbia River Salmon Fishing Portland Oregon in April 2009.

I arrived at the boat ramp at 3am. Waiting for my clients to arrive at 6:30 am, They arrived exactly as planned. We left the boat ramp and started to head upstream on the Columbia River.

Went approximately 2 miles and stared trolling down river towards the I5 bridge. Our lines where in the water about 5 minutes and we got hooked up! It was a 15lb Native  Chinook salmon.  Oregon and Washigtion do not allow you to keep native chinook salmon in the spring.

We trolled down to the I5 bridge and we reeled our lines up. Then we headed back upstream to do the troll all over again. This time trolling down we had nothing not even a bite. but that’s fishing.

Then we did the troll all over again, this time with some success. We reeled in 2 keeper Salmon. 12 and 16lb’er. The father and son were very thrilled!

We fished till about 2:30 pm and we caught another fish but it was a native  chinook salmon.

But it was still a very good day for fishing . I for sure will see this father and son on future trips fishing for Sturgeon.

With this post be updated in 2022 Marvin has a new 27 foot  Alumaweld boat

Marvin’s Guide service asl offer Walley trips in the spring.



2 chinook salmon


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