Summer salmon fishing on the Columbia River will open up on June 16th from the Astoria-Megler Bridge in Astoria upstream to Hwy 395 bridge in Pasco, Washington (Tri-Cities). Chinook salmon fishing season is scheduled to last through July 31st.

Read more here about the Columbia River season set by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,

The forecast for summer salmon is 85,400 adult salmon. The 2023 run is a larger run than the Columbia had in 2022. You may only keep hatchery Chinook salmon and steelhead.

Marvin’s Guide Service will be offering summer Chinook Salmon trips in a couple of different locations on the Columbia River.

The best summer salmon fishing locations will depend on water and weather conditions. One location is right in Portland, Oregon, just minutes from the Portland International Airport and downstream of the I-205 Bridge.

Another one of Marvin’s favorite summer locations is farther upstream, just below Bonneville Dam. Also, this time of year, there are plenty of shad in the Columbia River.

Marvin will usually have one line out, strictly targeting shad, which gives lots of action while we are waiting for the salmon to bite.

Call Marvin today and talk to him about his salmon, shad and sturgeon combo trips on the Columbia River.

In June, it is very possible to go out and catch and keep some salmon and then, a couple of hours later, catch and release a monster sturgeon.

Around the middle of July, Marvin will move down the Columbia River to the Astoria, OR, area, where he will offer salmon and sturgeon trip combos.



Guide Marvin Henkel with a larger Columbia River Salmon.

Man holding summer salmon in front of Marvin’s Guide Service boat.

Last Updated on by Marv




Call Now Button