Salmon fishing on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, is set to reopen on June 16th, 2023. Officially, they switch over from spring salmon to summer salmon. A lot of us locals like me will call them June hogs, as the average salmon is 20 pounds or bigger. All salmon must be fin-clipped.

Salmon fishing in Portland, OR, is a great time to do a combination salmon, sturgeon trip. However, just remember, the sturgeon is catching release only. Awesome fishing, but you may not keep a sturgeon.

Marvin’s guide service likes to do these salmon and sturgeon combos on the Columbia River, around the 205 bridge located just minutes from Portland Airport.

Also, this time of year, the shad is very thick. So usually, when we’re anchored for salmon, we will have one fishing rod out for shad, which offers continuous action.

So basically, fishing with Marvin—you’re doing a salmon, sturgeon, and shad combo trip—doesn’t get much better than that.

In the middle of July, Marvin will head down the Columbia River to Astoria, OR. July is a lot of fun crossing the Columbia River Bar. Coho and Chinook salmon are thick, and there are plenty of them to catch.

Then the world-famous Buoy 10 will open on August 1st. You’re not going to want to miss this. This is a world-renowned fishery.

For the Buoy 10 fishing. We will be meeting our clients at the Hammond OR Marina.

Marvin will also offer Sturgeon trips in July on the lower Columbia River around the Astoria, OR, area.

Be sure to call Marvin today and talk to him about the salmon, sturgeon, walleye, or shad trips that he has available.



Salmon caught with Marvins Guide Service

Columbia River Salmon


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