Columbia River opens back up for Spring Salmon fishing tomorrow April 8th, it will be open lintel April 15th.
With the Columbia River running fast, I would suggest anchoring instead of trolling.
Here is a look at the rules again.
COLUMBIA RIVER MAIN-STEM, from Buoy 10 up River to Rooster Rock State Park
is Open for retention of adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead 7 days per week from April 8 through April 15.
Daily bag limit is 2 adult Chinook salmon/steelhead in combination, of which only 1 may be an adult Chinook salmon.
Up to 5 adipose fin-clipped jacks may be retained in addition to adult fish.
The upstream boundary of this area is defined as “A true north/south line from Rooster Rock on the Oregon shore across the river to the Washington shore”.
COLUMBIA RIVER MAIN-STEM, Rooster Rock State Park to Bonneville Dam
Open for BANK ANGLING ONLY. Retention of adipose fin-clipped Chinook Salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed 7 days per week from April 8 through April 15.
Daily bag limit is 2 adult salmon/steelhead in combination, of which only 1 may be an adult Chinook.
Good luck out there, and be extra careful with the fast water.