Salmon Fishing

Salmon Fishing on the Columbia River

Columbia River Fishing Guides provide guided fishing trips for spring salmon on the Columbia River and its tributaries like the Lewis River, Wind River, Cowlitz River, Willamette River, and Multnomah Channel. All of these rivers are close to Portland Or International Airport (PDX) and from there most of our clients stay at the Lewis River Inn Motel were we meet the morning of your fishing trip.

Spring Salmon on the Columbia River

Columbia River King Salmon4 300x225 Salmon FishingSpring Salmon as we all know are the most prized fish in the Pacific Northwest, and the best eating salmon in the World! Columbia River Spring Salmon average 15-25 pounds, we start fishing these prized fish in February and run through June. In the Columbia River we use techniques like trolling herring with flashers when the Columbia River is in good water conditions or when its high we usually anchor and use kwickfish with cured bait rap or spinner and prawns. Either way you get some of the best Salmon fishing in the world!

Columbia River King Salmon

Fall Chinook King Salmon are known to be the biggest king salmon on the Columbia River, averaging 25-30 pounds. It is not uncommon to hook into a 40-55 pound King Salmon. We start fishing these huge King Salmon August 1st when it opens while also catching Coho Salmon at the same time providing a mixed bag of fish to catch. Buoy 10 is known to be the hottest King Salmon fishing on the planet! Once these fish start moving up the Columbia River we follow them up river to the CowlitzRriver and Lewis River to Bonneville Dam. Columbia River Fall King Salmon are not only the biggest run of King Salmon on the planet but biggest in size so be sure to book your fishing trip with Columbia River Fishing Guides for a fishing adventure of a lifetime!