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Salmon Fishing Guide In Columbia River Basin

The Columbia River has become one of the worlds top Salmon fisheries in the world.  This past year the salmon run was so impressive that people from Alaska were flying in for the epic fishing.  King Salmon otherwise known as Chinooke  Salmon average 22 pounds and often can be caught in the 40 to 50 pound range.  There are three distinct runs of King Salmon between April and November:

  • Spring: March to May
  • Summer: June to July
  • Fall: August to November (most numerous)

The fall King Salmon run provides some of the top fishing year round as the salmon travel further upstream to spawn and in greater numbers.

Sturgeon Fishing is year round in our section of the Columbia River!

We are very excited by the continued improvements in the population of Sturgeon in the Columbia River.  Washington has now created a slot limit size for keeping younger non-reproducing Sturgeon.  In each section of the river slot limits are different and maximum catch quotas are calculated.  Depending on the fishing section the maximum number of fish can be as low as 105 total fish before the slot season is closed.  This means that keeping slot sized Sturgeon can last for several months or can be reached much sooner.

A Washington Fishing license with Sturgeon Stamp is required to fish for Sturgeon.  A catch card is also required!   Without all three items being in your possession while on the boat you will be unable to even tough a fishing rod!

  • We provide water but feel free to bring any food or drinks.  We kindly ask that you not bring fried chicken or other greasy food since the oil can be smelled by the Sturgeon.  We also ask that if you bring beer to bring cans only so that glass does not break.
  • The weather on the boat can be very unpredictable.  We suggest bring rain gear.
  • During the winter it does get cold on the water so please bring layers, gloves, and hand/foot warmers.
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Let’s Go Fishing!

Sturgeon Fishing

Salmon Fishing

Stealhead Fishing

Walley Fishing

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