How to catch salmon on the Columbia River.

Fall salmon generally starts in the Portland area around August; however, I usually don’t Start my salmon fishing in the Portland, OR area until mid-September or early October.

I personally start my fall salmon on August 1 in Astoria Oregon area the world-famous Buoy 10. I continue to follow the salmon up the Columbia River and usually by mid-September, there is plenty of fall chinook salmon right in my backyard on the Columbia River in Portland, OR.

Over the years, fishing for fall salmon techniques have changed. As I grew up as a kid, one of the most popular ways to fish salmon was to anchor with a wobbler.

Now I personally think the best and most efficient way to catch salmon on the Columbia River is trolling. I like to use Pro troll flasher with a brad’s supper bait.

Learn more about how I personally rig up by reading this article I wrote earlier.

Make sure you check with current regulations with Oregon or Washington Department of Fish and wildlife on which salmon we can keep.

Over the years, the Columbia River has faced many different seasons, from seven days a week to three days.

Feel free to call me or text Marvin Guide Service and I’m happy to answer all your questions. 503-314-5087

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