Salmon

Know Your Fish: Silver Salmon on the Columbia

By |2019-07-03T14:31:29+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Astoria, Salmon|

It’s almost silver salmon season on the Columbia, and that means another season for anglers to pursue encounters with this remarkable fish. But what is a silver salmon, anyway? We’ve talked about the silver, or coho, salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), before, but this time we’re going to dig a little deeper into the lives and

Buoy 10 Silver Salmon Fishing: Big Runs on the Columbia

By |2019-05-26T01:10:20+00:00May 26th, 2019|Astoria, Salmon|

Coho season is right around the corner, and this year’s season is expected to be unusually abundant. That’s good news for anglers seeking to make the most of the Columbia’s Buoy 10 fishery. Today we’ll talk about the Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon, and learn how to make the most of the

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