There are lots of places to fish for Chinook salmon on the Willamette River.
I will just talk about a few for now. The First spot I like to Salmon fish is where the Channel comes into the Willamette River. Multnomah Channel. I troll in this area of the Rive with herring. The water is around 15 to 20 feet deep, I like to bounce the bottom when I’m fishing this area. Early in the season I will be use herring and a flasher.
The next place on the Willamette River I like to fish for salmon is up the river a few miles towards downtown Portland Oregon.
The Wilamette river will be 60 feet deep or so in this area. so, what I like to do here is put on a 10 or 12 oz sinker and then let my line out around 30 feet. Be sure to try different depths to find where salmon are ruining at. Line counter reels are very important.
I also like to troll 360 flashers with a brads super bait. Don’t be afraid to mix things up and find out what the salmon want each day.
With my experience every day is different sometimes the salmon like spinners and sometimes I like bait.
With the Willamette River spring salmon forecast up from 2023 it has me looking forward to a great spring salmon season in 2024 on the Willamette.
Get ready for a super great run of spring Chinook salmon this year,
When you book your Willamette River spring salmon fishing trip with Marvin you will be in the comfort a 27 boat. Don’t worry about the rain when fishing for salmon because I have the top and heater on in my boat.
Call me and talk to me about my favorite trip on the Willamette River, where we do 1/2-day salmon and a half day of catch and release sturgeon.
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