Today 3/26/2022 I took a group of 4 adults and one 6-year-old kid salmon fishing on the Columbia River. We started the day meeting at 6:45 am at Jantzen Beach marina.
Jantzen Beach is located on the Columbia River around the I 5 bridge on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. We headed up the Columbia River about 4 to 5 miles, then we turned the boat around and we dropped are lines in the water and trolled down the Columbia River. That was are first pass, unfortunately no salmon took are bait. We headed back up the Columbia River 4 miles or so and did the same pass over Agin, with no salmon again.
I thought we better make a move, so we fired up the 225 outboard and started to run down the Columbia River about 8 miles or so. Again we started to troll down the Columbia River, everyone was standing up and telling jokes and what not when all the sudden I hear someone yell FISH FISH , I look over and the side rod was going nuts.
Yep fish on, we battled the 12 pound chinook salmon for about 10 minuets, intel it went into the net.
I tell you what there were high fives going on , every client on the boat had the biggest smile, that’s what being a fishing guide is all about to see the smile.