Chinook Salmon Fishing Guide2018-11-28T19:46:15+00:00

Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing

Book your trip for King salmon on the Columbia River

Chinook is the King of Salmon — for a Reason

Portland and Astoria are great places for Spring Chinook salmon fishing.

The spring Chinook salmon season is a short duration fishery, with the beginning and end dates varying from year to year as the ODFW carefully monitors the run. In 2018, the run lasted from March 1 through April 7, just over one month; so when you plan your salmon fishing charter arrangments, you’ll want to book early as the prime days are in short supply. The spring run is also the first of three runs that take place throughout the year, as Chinook salmon return to the rivers to spawn. By the time spring Chinook salmon return to the Columbia River, they will have spent between one to seven years in the ocean, feeding, growing, and surviving as predators and prey.

In the Portland area, the Columbia River is our backyard and we fish its salmon seasons with clients who are both local and international. The Portland salmon fishery is world-class! Not only are spring Chinook salmon abundant, but the Portland region of the Columbia River is breathtakingly beautiful. If you’ve never been to Portland for a fishing charter, you’re in for a treat: the forests are green, Mt. Hood is snowcapped, and the Columbia River Gorge has rock formations and cliffs that are nothing if not impressive.

Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing Season Runs March 1 – April 10

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Spring Chinook Salmon are Fighters

Oh, and did we mention they happen to be delicious, too?

There’s a reason that Portland is such a popular fishery for spring Chinook salmon charters: they fight hard and taste delicious. The Portland spring Chinook salmon run features salmon averaging 8-12 pounds, with some larger fish in the 12-20 pound range. And there’s a reason they are so tasty: spring-run Chinook are mostly stream-type salmon, which means they spend more of their juvenile years in freshwater streams and rivers, allowing them to gain size and strength before they journey to the ocean.

The Columbia River is the best place to hook a spring Chinook salmon but we recommend hiring a professional salmon fishing guide to help ensure success. The guides that run our salmon fishing charter know the river and stay current on the latest reports. For more details on what to expect from your salmon fishing guide, just click here.

Talk to Your Salmon Fishing Guide to Plan Your Trip

503-313-3191

Columbia River Springers

Portland is an easy launch for great fishing!

Spring Chinook salmon (AKA Columbia River Springers) are on the move when they’re on the Columbia as they head toward their spawning grounds. Some may be headed as far as Idaho, while others are making the journey to the many Oregon and Washington tributaries. Regardless of their final destination, all Columbia River Springers pass through the Portland fishery before they are beyond our reach. With multiple launch ramps and marinas within the greater Portland region, there is plenty of fishing opportunities all within no more than an hour’s drive of Portland.

The fish move around and we chase them! The fishing reports and our experience is the best guide for where we fish for the best action, but if you’ve got an area in mind that you would like to fish, just speak with your guide. We plan trips based on where the fish are and can generally anticipate when the fish will be biting for the region you’re interested in. From Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia up through Scapoose Bay near Warren and continuing on through Portland to Bonneville Dam, we fish it all!

The Spring Chinook season tends to be short, but each year is different, so give us a call and we’ll help plan a fishing charter that is right for you.

Let’s make it a great day on the water!

Book Your Salmon Fishing Charter on the Columbia River

Corporate Fishing Trip

Corporate Outings

Reward time, team building, or just getting people together in an environment away from the daily grind. A professional guided fishing trip is an experience!

A Great Day for Everyone!

A corporate outing is a great team reward or client entertainment opportunity. By reserving your trip with It’s All Good Guide Service, the boat will only have people related to your business on board. It’s a great time to build relationships between customers or fellow employees.

Fishing guide for private outing

Private Groups

Friends, families or new acquaintances will enjoy special time together. Your fishing guide takes care of 'how to do it,' leaving you to enjoy the experience!

Enjoy a Day on the Water!

Rely on your professional fishing guide at It’s All Good Guide Service to enjoy a successful day of fishing. The most important focus is that you have quality time together. Fishing together is one of the best ways to create long-term memories. Give us a call to book your trip today.

Where We Fish

  • Scapoose Bay Marina
    57420 Old Portland Rd
    Warren, OR 97053
  • M. James Gleason Boat Ramp
    4325 NE Marine Dr
    Portland, OR 97218
  • The Fishery Boat Ramp
    60700 NE Enquist Pl
    Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Your Salmon Fishing Guide

Rob Bignall, Salmon Fishing Guide

Rob Bignall

Professional Salmon Fishing Guide
Owner & Operator
It’s All Good Guide Service

Chinook is the King of Salmon — for a Reason

Portland and Astoria are great places for Spring Chinook salmon fishing.

The spring Chinook salmon season is a short duration fishery, with the beginning and end dates varying from year to year as the ODFW carefully monitors the run. In 2018, the run lasted from March 1 through April 7, just over one month; so when you plan your salmon fishing charter arrangments, you’ll want to book early as the prime days are in short supply. The spring run is also the first of three runs that take place throughout the year, as Chinook salmon return to the rivers to spawn. By the time spring Chinook salmon return to the Columbia River, they will have spent between one to seven years in the ocean, feeding, growing, and surviving as predators and prey.

In the Portland area, the Columbia River is our backyard and we fish its salmon seasons with clients who are both local and international. The Portland salmon fishery is world-class! Not only are spring Chinook salmon abundant, but the Portland region of the Columbia River is breathtakingly beautiful. If you’ve never been to Portland for a fishing charter, you’re in for a treat: the forests are green, Mt. Hood is snowcapped, and the Columbia River Gorge has rock formations and cliffs that are nothing if not impressive.

Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing Season Runs March 1 – April 10

BOOK A TRIP

Spring Chinook Salmon are Fighters

Oh, and did we mention they happen to be delicious, too?

There’s a reason that Portland is such a popular fishery for spring Chinook salmon charters: they fight hard and taste delicious. The Portland spring Chinook salmon run features salmon averaging 8-12 pounds, with some larger fish in the 12-20 pound range. And there’s a reason they are so tasty: spring-run Chinook are mostly stream-type salmon, which means they spend more of their juvenile years in freshwater streams and rivers, allowing them to gain size and strength before they journey to the ocean.

The Columbia River is the best place to hook a spring Chinook salmon but we recommend hiring a professional salmon fishing guide to help ensure success. The guides that run our salmon fishing charter know the river and stay current on the latest reports. For more details on what to expect from your salmon fishing guide, just click here.

Talk to Your Salmon Fishing Guide to Plan Your Trip

503-313-3191

Columbia River Springers

Portland is an easy launch for great fishing!

Spring Chinook salmon (AKA Columbia River Springers) are on the move when they’re on the Columbia as they head toward their spawning grounds. Some may be headed as far as Idaho, while others are making the journey to the many Oregon and Washington tributaries. Regardless of their final destination, all Columbia River Springers pass through the Portland fishery before they are beyond our reach. With multiple launch ramps and marinas within the greater Portland region, there is plenty of fishing opportunities all within no more than an hour’s drive of Portland.

The fish move around and we chase them! The fishing reports and our experience is the best guide for where we fish for the best action, but if you’ve got an area in mind that you would like to fish, just speak with your guide. We plan trips based on where the fish are and can generally anticipate when the fish will be biting for the region you’re interested in. From Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia up through Scapoose Bay near Warren and continuing on through Portland to Bonneville Dam, we fish it all!

The Spring Chinook season tends to be short, but each year is different, so give us a call and we’ll help plan a fishing charter that is right for you.

Let’s make it a great day on the water!

Book Your Salmon Fishing Charter on the Columbia River

Corporate Fishing Trip

Corporate Outings

Reward time, team building, or just getting people together in an environment away from the daily grind. A professional guided fishing trip is an experience!

A Great Day for Everyone!

A corporate outing is a great team reward or client entertainment opportunity. By reserving your trip with It’s All Good Guide Service, the boat will only have people related to your business on board. It’s a great time to build relationships between customers or fellow employees.

Fishing guide for private outing

Private Groups

Friends, families or new acquaintances will enjoy special time together. Your fishing guide takes care of 'how to do it,' leaving you to enjoy the experience!

Enjoy a Day on the Water!

Rely on your professional fishing guide at It’s All Good Guide Service to enjoy a successful day of fishing. The most important focus is that you have quality time together. Fishing together is one of the best ways to create long-term memories. Give us a call to book your trip today.

Where We Fish

  • Scapoose Bay Marina
    57420 Old Portland Rd
    Warren, OR 97053
  • M. James Gleason Boat Ramp
    4325 NE Marine Dr
    Portland, OR 97218
  • The Fishery Boat Ramp
    60700 NE Enquist Pl
    Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Your Salmon Fishing Guide

Rob Bignall, Salmon Fishing Guide

Rob Bignall

Professional Salmon Fishing Guide
Owner & Operator
It’s All Good Guide Service