Spring Chinook salmon season is ahead, and that means the opportunity for an angling encounter with a fish that is emblematic of the Columbia River and the whole Pacific Northwest. What’s so special about the spring Chinook, anyway? In
If you’re interested in fishing for Chinook salmon on the Columbia River, you have almost certainly heard about the famous spring run. You may be wondering what sets a spring run Chinook salmon apart from the other runs and whether
Have you ever thought about chartering a salmon fishing guide, but wondered where you would go? Where does one go to find salmon, anyway? Much of the best salmon fishing in North America is in the Pacific Northwest, and the
There’s a season for every salmon on the Columbia River, and with the right salmon fishing guide you can make every guided fishing trip memorable. Today we’ll take a look at the three main salmon seasons on the Columbia
Fall-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) on the Columbia River are known for their size—they are arguably the largest fish of the three major runs—and their ferocity on the hook. The fishery for fall-run Chinooks on the Columbia River is defined by Buoy 10,
The summer runs of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) are something of a Pacific Northwestern icon. Dubbed “June hogs” for their immense size, in the 19th century these fish commonly reached three to four feet in length and attained weights of over 60 pounds.