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.