Portland Fishing on the Columbia: Spring Chinook

By |2018-12-30T01:32:07+00:00December 30th, 2018|Portland, Salmon, Season|

When you think of Portland Oregon, does salmon fishing on the beautiful Columbia River come to mind? In fact, this is one of the best fisheries in existence, and there is no better salmon fishing experience than the forthcoming spring Chinook season. Why Spring Chinook? There are two main reasons to seek a spring

Columbia River Spring Chinook Season Ahead

By |2018-12-21T03:34:36+00:00December 18th, 2018|Portland, Salmon, Season|

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 today’s post we’ll answer that question and see why it’s essential to book a salmon

Fishing Spring Chinook on the Columbia River

By |2018-11-12T16:52:34+00:00November 12th, 2018|Portland, Salmon, Season|

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 there is anything special about them. You may also be wondering exactly when, where, and

Salmon Fishing Guide: A Trip for Six on the Columbia River

By |2018-08-27T12:21:04+00:00July 26th, 2018|Astoria, Portland, Salmon, Season|

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 mighty Columbia River has some of the best salmon fishing in the region and in

A Season for Every Salmon on the Columbia River

By |2018-08-27T12:21:48+00:00July 20th, 2018|Portland, Salmon, Season|

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 River, each of which has its own distinct seasonal characteristics. Spring Salmon Fishing on the

Upriver Brights: Fishing Fall-Run Salmon on the Columbia River

By |2018-08-27T12:22:38+00:00May 25th, 2018|Portland, Salmon|

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, which often serves as the fishery’s namesake. Because the Buoy 10 fishery is at the

Fishing June Hogs on the Columbia River

By |2018-08-27T12:18:15+00:00May 25th, 2018|Portland, Salmon|

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. But then came the canning industry, which put millions upon millions of tons of June hogs

Guided Fishing: When To Go Fishing In Portland

By |2018-08-27T12:27:37+00:00March 20th, 2018|Bottom Fishing, Portland, Salmon, Season|

Some parts of the year are better for fishing in Portland than others. Here's a guide on when to go. Make sure and leave a little time for the coffee shops. Fishing is one of the most relaxing recreation activity you can do. Plus, it's easy to plan a quick weekend trip. The best part

4 Reasons Fishing on the Columbia River is The Best

By |2018-08-27T12:30:35+00:00March 20th, 2018|Portland, Salmon|

Sure, there are many rivers to consider when choosing where to take your annual fishing trip. However, nothing beats the Columbia River. Here's why. Are you a fisherman? If you so, you know for yourself it is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the United States. Over 45 million Americans reported having gone on at

Good Catch: The Role of a Guide for Your Salmon Fishing Trip

By |2018-08-27T12:32:20+00:00March 16th, 2018|Portland, Salmon|

Whether you're a novice or a very experienced fisherman, a guide will help you capitalize on your salmon fishing trip. Here's how a guide can help you. There's nothing more frustrating than enduring a long trip to the wilderness for salmon season, but returning without catching a thing. Hiring a salmon fishing guide will maximize your

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