Spring Chinook Seasons are Set!

 Giving You, Your Friends And Your Family A Fishing Adventure Of A Lifetime


Columbia River Spring Chinook
There’s 33,000 more Spring Chinook forecasted to enter the Columbia River this year than last. It is widely known that Spring Chinook are the best tasting Salmon.
When fishing for them I prefer to troll a cut plug herring and triangle flasher a couple of feet from the bottom going down stream. Trolling with the current allows me to put my bait infront of as many fish as possible. With the currents in the Columbia River if you trolled against the current you might be in the same place for hours. On big tides, which cause the current to move very fast or in high water where the fish are looking for an easy travel lane, I find it best to anchor. Here I use a variety of cut plug herring or quickfish style plugs wrapped with tuna or sardine to entice a bite.
It’s exciting to look forward to this spring, don’t hesitate to reach out and book your adventure.


Winter Steelhead
We are in the heart of Winter Steelhead season, overall fishing has been better than years past. This is the time of year we start seeing a variety of our wild fish. The wild fish tend to be our biggest Steelhead of the year. I enjoy this part of the season because all of the rivers have fish in them, which means the angling pressure is spread out through the state. It is not uncommon to have an entire river you yourself. I have found most of my success this winter using a float and bead. I believe the bead imitates an egg floating down the river. I have been told Steelhead naturally want to destroy any eggs because they do not want competition for their offspring. This seems very counterintuitive for the species to me, but mother nature has her own ways of doing things!
The thrill of catching a Wild Steelhead on a cold morning in a secluded river canyon can not be beat. I still have some availability through the rest of my season. You don’t want to miss out on catching these fantastic fish.

Recent Catches

EJ with his largest steelhead ever! We fought this fish for over 15 minutes trying to keep it out of the rapid below us.
Emily with a dandy Steelhead caught backtrolling a spin n glow and coonshrimp.


Columbia River Spring Chinook Season

Downstream of Bonneville Dam
Wednesday March 1 through Friday April 7 38 retention days
Buoy 10 line upstream to Beacon Rock (boat and bank) plus bank angling only from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline.
Legal upstream boat boundary defined as: A deadline marker on the Oregon bank (approximately four miles downstream from Bonneville Dam Powerhouse One) in a straight line through the western tip of Pierce Island to a deadline marker on the Washington bank at Beacon Rock.
Daily Bag Limit:
Two adult hatchery salmonids (Chinook or steelhead) per day, but only one may be a Chinook.
Shad may also be retained. All other permanent regulations apply.
Bonneville Dam to Oregon/Washington Border
Saturday April 1 through Saturday May 6 36 retention days
Tower Island power lines (approximately six miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to Oregon/Washington border, plus the Oregon and Washington banks between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines.
Daily Bag Limit:
Two adult hatchery salmonids (Chinook or steelhead) per day, but only one may be a Chinook.
All other permanent regulations apply.

Available Winter Steelhead Dates

7th – 20th