Guided Fishing Trips we Offer

Salmon

We fish for Salmon throughout the Columbia and Snake River System. On the Columbia River we fish Astoria, Portland, Columbia Gorge, John Day Dam, McNary Dam, The Hanford Reach, Wanupam Dam, Wells Dam, and Brewster.  On the Snake River we fish Little Goose Dam, Lower Granite Dam, Clarkston, and Heller Bar.

Steelhead

We focus our Steelhead fishing on the Snake River in Washington. We fish out of Heller Bar and the Clarkston area. This is Steelhead fishing at its finest!

Sturgeon

We fish both the Columbia and Snake Rivers for Sturgeon. On the Columbia we fish for Keeper sized and over sized sturgeon around John Day Dam, McNary Dam, and The Hanford Reach. We also fish Catch and Release Sturgeon on the Snake River in Hell’s Canyon.

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Fishing Reports and Information

Chinook Fishing is Great in Astoria / Buoy 10!

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We had another fantastic day of Chinook Fishing today out of Astoria, OR. We hooked around 20 fish today and kept 5 great Kings. All of our fish today came on pro troll flashers and superbaits, as has been our program for the entire season down here. We have have 2 open seats this upcoming

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Astoria/Buoy 10 fishing is on fire!

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Fishing has really picked up down here in Astoria the past few days! This is one of our favorite times of year when we get the opportunity to target ocean fresh fall Chinook and Coho as they make their fist appearance into the Columbia River. We have a few available dates left August 29th and

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Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Report

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We continue to have fantastic fishing on the Upper Columbia River near the Brewster and Pateros areas. These fish are in great shape and cut just as well as most Spring Chinook!  Yesterday was particularly great. We lost track on the number of fish hooked and we landed 4 great hatchery fish along with releasing

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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Report 7/13/17

Fishing continues to be very good on the Upper Columbia for Summer Chinook.  I had two customers today, an uncle and nephew trip. The young man in the picture landed his very first salmon today!  It’s really cool to be a part of these great memories. We will be fishing the Columbia in the Brewster

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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Fishing Report 7/12/17

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Fishing on the Upper Columbia continues to be very good. We were on a hot bite this morning hooking 6 and landing 2 nice keepers by 7 am. After 7 the bite slowed down. We picked up another nice keeper and lost several more before we called it a day at noon. These fish are

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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Fishing Report 7/10/17

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Fishing continues to be very good for Chinook on the Upper Columbia near Brewster, Washington.  We have been having great success on Brads Superbaits in both the mini cutplug and the Original Superbaits.  These fish are great on the table and are loaded with fat. The limit is 2 adult Chinook. We have openings for

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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Report 7/3/17

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We had a fantastic evening of fishing out of Beebe Bridge yesterday!  We hooked a total of 10 kings in 4 hours.  That was 10 fish that were actually out of the rod holder hooked up, with 17 takedowns. This fishery is just going to get better! We have openings this upcoming Friday and Saturday

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Columbia River Walleye and Clearwater Spring Chinook!

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The past few days we have switched back into Walleye mode on the Columbia River and the fishing did not disappoint!  We are still seeing great catches of Walleye and expect the fishing to remain good through the month of June!  We have available dates for Columbia River Walleye Fishing available now so give us

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Hot Action at Drano Lake!

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We had a fantastic bite this morning at Drano Lake in the Columbia River Gorge. We hooked 10 and landed 6 to fill a three person limit by 7am. Almost all our fish were caught today of Prawn Spinners with brass or Copper #3 Colorado blades. We did manage to hook two fish on a

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Record Walleye Day!

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We had a fantastic day today Walleye Fishing on the Columbia River. We boated a total of 76 Walleye for 3 people. I have openings Sunday and through next week for this fantastic fishing!

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Columbia River Walleye

Columbia River Walleye Fishing!

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While we wait for the Columbia River Spring Chinook run to begin its migration over Bonneville Dam we decided to take advantage of the fantastic Walleye fishing the Columbia River has to offer. Today fishing below John Day Dam I pre fished for some upcoming trips this weekend and landed a total of 21 Walleye

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Portland Spring Chinook Report 4/6/17

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Fishing is finally starting to pick up down here in the Portland area on both the Columbia River and the Willamette River. Today we had a good morning fishing the Willamette in the Portland area. There seems to be a decent number of fish around and fishing should be good the next few days. Fishing

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Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report 2/22/17

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Fishing has been fantastic on Idaho’s Clearwater River. We have been averaging 8-15 fish per day. Today we ended up with 15 big Steelhead to the net. Check out the video below for some of our footage from today. All Clearwater trips are done as employees of Reel Time Fishing. We have openings next week.

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report 2/6/17

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Idaho’s Clearwater River Steelhead Report — Fishing on Idaho’s Clearwater River has been absolutely fantastic this past week. February is traditionally the peak of our Spring/ Winter Steelhead season and this past week started with a bang! We work for Reel Time Fishing to run all our Clearwater River Trips, and in fact one on

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing 1/23/17

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Fishing this past week on Idaho’s Clearwater River was fantastic. On the Clearwater we fish for Idaho outfitter Reel Time Fishing. With the warmer weather of the week (temps in the low 40’s and upper 30’s with some sunshine) we saw much more consistent fishing.  My boat had double digit hook ups everyday we were

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report 1/17/17

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This past week we had a few days of really great fishing and a few days we struggled. The weather this past week was particularly brutal and the days we struggled we were ultimately just fighting the cold and wind.  Most of our fish this week were caught side drifting cured eggs and pegged corkies.

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report

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Cold weather means hot fishing on Idaho’s Clearwater River. Fishing this past week has been fantastic. Yesterday both Reel Time Fishing boats had double digit days. My boat yesterday put a total of 11 fish in the boat for three anglers with a total of 6 keepers.  All our fish were caught side drifting yarn

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Video

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Here is a video that we put together from a recent trip. While the weather can be cold, December and January are some of our best fish catching months!  We have lots of room the last week of December and the entire month of January. All our Clearwater trips are done as employees of Reel

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report

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We had a great day Idaho’s Clearwater River yesterday chasing big beautiful B-Run Steelhead.  The river is in prime shape and fishing is good. December and January are two of our most favorite months of the year to fish the Clearwater as the fish have gone into their “winter” mode and are holding in predictable

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Clearwater River Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

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Check out this awesome video some customers of ours did with footage from their recent fishing trip with us!  The Clearwater has had some up and down days the past week, but overall fishing remains good. We have open boats over the next few weeks. All our Clearwater trips are done as employees of Reel

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

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We had another fantastic day today fishing Idaho’s Clearwater River for huge B Run Steelhead.  We landed a total of 9 Steelhead and had at least 18 confirmed hook ups. Fish is absolutely fantastic now as the large B Run Steelhead are showing up in force. Our key to success today was fishing hard and

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Clearwater River Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

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Fishing on Idaho’s Clearwater River has been very good over the past week.  The Reel Time Fishing Crew has again been averaging 6-10 Steelhead boated per day, and double digit hookups most days. As usual we are picking up most of our fish side drifting eggs and yarn combinations, but we have also been doing

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Report

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We have been experiencing great fishing on the Clearwater River. All our Clearwater River trips are done as an employee of Reel Time Fishing. The team at Reel Time had a great day today averaging 6-10 fish per boat for the 5 boats we had out today. All our fish are being caught side drifting

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Snake River Steelhead

Snake River Steelhead Fishing Report

We had a great day of Steelhead fishing today in Hells Canyon. We fished out of the Heller Bar area. Today was a mixture of frustration and jubilation as the river went from decently fishable in the morning to pretty much puke brown by lunch, but by 1pm we found a little section of fishable

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Snake River Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Report

We had another fantastic day yesterday fishing the Snake River out of Heller Bar for both Fall Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. Between salmon and Steelhead we landed 10 plus adult fish and numerous Chinook jacks, and ended up keeping 4 fish (two Chinook and 2 Steelhead.) All our fish were caught side drifting eggs and

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River, Idaho Steelhead Fishing Video

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With the great forecast Idaho’s Clearwater River has this year we thought this would be a great time to share a video we did a few years back. On the Clearwater we work as employees of Reel Time Fishing. This is a great river with huge Steelhead!   The team at Reel Time Fishing has

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Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Report

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We had a great day today chasing salmon and Steelhead in the Heller Bar area of the Snake River. Although we mostly caught Fall Chinook today we did manage to find a few Steelhead. The river is absolutely loaded with fish now and should continue to fish fantastic for the next few weeks for salmon

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River, Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

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We had an absolutely fantastic day today fishing Idaho’s Clearwater River. I had two customers join me today on a wonderful October Day. Now though October 15th is the catch and release season on the Clearwater, and it is my absolute favorite time of year to be on the water, and today was a perfect

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Hanford Reach Fall Salmon Fishing Report 2016

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We had a better day today on the Hanford Reach fishing for fall Chinook Salmon. Down stream trolling Brad’s Superbaits and pro troll flashers was our go to method. Fishing is really starting to hit it’s stride here and things will be rocking by next week. We have openings on the 3rd and 4th of

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Hanford Reach Fall Salmon Fishing Report 2016

Today was a little slower for our boat on the Hanford Reach, but we still managed to have a decent day on great Fall Chinook. For three people we ended our day with 3 Adult Chinook and one Jack kept plus we released a nice hatchery Steelhead. We are seeing more and more fish in

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Hanford Reach Fall Salmon Fishing Report 2016

Fishing contines to be decent for Fall Chinook Salmon here on the Hanford Reach. We are still averaging 4-6 fish to the boat each day, but as every day passes more and more fish are in the area.  This fishery is on the cusp of breaking wide open. We continue to pick up most of

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Hanford Reach Fall Salmon Fishing Report

It’s been a few days since we started our 2016 Hanford Reach Fall Salmon season and we wanted to give a quick update on the fishing so far.  Overall fishing has been decent, but we have had to earn our fish most days. We have been averaging 5-6 fish to the boat every day so

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Astoria / Buoy 10 fishing wrap up

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Late last week we wrapped up our Astoria / Buoy 10 fall salmon season. We had a great August out on the coast chasing these amazing fish. The fishing this year overall was very good, but we also had some days that we struggled to get into the fish. All in all this season is

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Buoy 10 Salmon

Buoy 10 / Astoria fishing Report

We had another fantastic day down here on the Columbia River out of Astoria. We started our day with 14 takedowns on the first pass for 3 rods. We released several small Chinook and Wild Coho before finding all nice keeper Chinook and one Keeper Coho. I still have openings for two people on both

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Buoy 10 Salmon

Buoy 10 / Astoria Fishing Report.

We had another great day down here on the Columbia River out of Astoria, Oregon today. The bite was not quite as red hot as yesterday,  but we still managed to come in with a nice pile of fish. We started our day above the bridge on the Washington side. This bite was not as

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Buoy 10 Salmon

Buoy 10 fishing Report

Fishing has really picked up the past two days down here in Astoria fishing on the Columbia River. Today was especially good. We managed to put double digit numbers into the net today and with the upcoming tides this week should see lights out fishing.  I have 2 seats open for fishing on Wednesday 8/24

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Buoy 10 Salmon

Buoy 10 Fishing Report

This report is for the past two days, as we had a very long day in on the water yesterday. Fishing over the weekend has been tough for most boats. Some people found decent succes, but for most it was a grind. On Saturday we had a real grinder of a day. For three customers

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Buoy 10 Salmon

Buoy 10 Fishing Report

Today was another great day out on the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon. We had to work hard for our fish today and we ended up one shy of a limit, but the fish that we did get were fantastic fish. We bonked a 28 and 24 pound fish today. The bite never really materialized

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Buoy 10 Salmon

Buoy 10 fishing Report

We had another fantastic day on the Columbia River out of Astoria, Oregon today. We had four customers on the boat and we landed a total of 5 chinook and lost a few more than that. We started our day fishing above the bridge on the Oregon side and the bite was decent, but not

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Buoy 10 Fishing Report

Fishing out of Astoria, Oregon was fantastic again today. We started on the Oregon side just above the bridge and found ourselves in a wide open bite. I had two customers today and we had 10+ bites in the first hour and a half. We killed two very nice Chinook and culled through a few

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Buoy 10 fishing Report

Today was our first actual guide trip of our 2016 Buoy 10 season.  Overall fishing was good today. We started our day fishing above the bridge on the Washington side of the river, and got into a decent bite at the start of the outgoing tide.  After one fish landed and a few other missed

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7/22/16 Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Fishing Report

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Fishing was a little slower today, but we still managed to have a great day on the water. Again our fish were caught with Brads Superbaits in both the cut plug and miny cut plug. Best colors today were “Watermelon” in the mint and “Wonderbread” in the cut plug. Lots of thunderstorms rolling throgh the

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7/21/16 Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Fishing Report

We continue to have a great season chasing Summer Chinook on the Upper Columbia River.  Today as well as the past few days our fish came trolling Superbaits behind Pro Troll and Leo Flashers.   We got bit on three separate Superbaits today as well as a #5 copper custom spinner. Our winner Superbaits today

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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook

7/10/16 Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Fishing Report

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Fishing for Summer Chinook continues to be good on the Upper Columbia River.  Today we fished out of Chelan Falls near the Beebe Bridge. This is a great area for Chinook as there are a lot of hatchery fish to be found because of the releases into the Chelan River. We hooked a total of

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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Trip Photos

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I just wanted to take this chance to share with everyone some great photos some customers of my took the other day on one of our summer Chinook fishing trips.  We had a great time on the water and as the photos show this is a great experience!  Hope you enjoy

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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook and Sockeye Report

We started our Upper Columbia Summer Chinook and Sockeye season this past week and fishing did not disappoint.  We are offering Summer Chinook and Sockeye combination trips.  The past few days have we have been landing 4-6 Chinook in the morning and then filling up the cooler with tasty sockeye after the Chinook bite has

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Brewster Sockeye

How To Fish Columbia River Sockeye

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The month of July often finds us fishing the Upper Columbia River in the Brewster Pool for Sockeye Salmon. Columbia River Sockeye Salmon average between 19-24 inches. What they lack in size they more than make up on the dinner table. Columbia River Sockeye Salmon are some of the finest tasting fish that swim in

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Coon Shrimp

How to Cure Coon Shrimp for Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

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Coon shrimp and specifically cured and dyed coon shrimp are a staple in our bait cooler.  They are our bait of choice for both Sockeye Salmon and Summer Steelhead, and we often use them for  Spring, and Summer Chinook.  Many anglers are confused at how to go about processing their own coon shrimp, but luckily

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Hanford Reach Fall Chinook

How to rig a Superbait and Leo Flasher

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Its no secret that over the last few years Brad’s Superbaits, both the Original Series and the Cut Plug have become a very integral part of the Northwest salmon fishing scene.  This has come as no surprise to many of the anglers that have been fishing these lures on the Columbia River east of the Cascades

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Snake River Sturgeon

Sturgeon Fishing and Relaxing on the River

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The past few weeks have seen us transition from our intense up at 2am, fishing at daylight spring Chinook routine to a much more laid back approach sturgeon fishing, bass fishing, and enjoying the beauty of the lower end of Hell’s Canyon.  We have been having a blast catching fish ranging from 4-9 foot sturgeon

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Snake River Sturgeon

Snake River Sturgeon and Bass Fishing Report 5/30/16

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We had the great fortune yesterday to spend a wonderful day on the Snake River near Heller Bar chasing oversize catch and release sturgeon and small mouth bass.  Both the sturgeon and bass fishing can be fantastic this time of year and spending warm late spring days in the canyon is a real treat.  We

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Snake River Spring Chinook

Snake River Spring Chinook Report for 5/23/16

The Snake River in the Clarkston area continued to fish well for us this past Sunday/ Monday opening.  On Monday we had a group of four customers and had a great day catching Snake River Spring Chinook.  We hooked a total of 7 fish and landed 4 of them, and when the tally came in

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Snake River Spring Chinook!

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This report is for both Sunday the 15th and Monday the 16th of May. We fished out of Clarkston for both days of the Snake River Spring Chinook opener in this area and fishing was absolutely fantastic! Sunday morning we started off trolling herring and Brad’s Super Baits behind Short Bus and Fish Flash type

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Astoria Fall Chinook

How to Tuna Wrap a Plug

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It’s no secret that we use a lot of different canned tuna concoctions while targeting Chinook salmon through the year.  One of the biggest advantages we have is that we fish for Chinook from March – October every year starting with Spring Chinook, then Summer Chinook, and finally rounding out our salmon season with Fall

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How to Prepare Canned Tuna for Salmon Fishing

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Many salmon anglers have come to realize the effectiveness of canned tuna as a bait source for salmon fishing.  Canned tuna, especially packed in oil, has many uses as a salmon bait.  It is often wrapped in mesh to form tuna balls, wrapped onto plugs, stuffed in Super Baits, or added to eggs as a

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Columbia River Spring Chinook Report

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As we enter the last streach of our Lower Columbia Columbia Spring Chinook season I wanted to give a quick update on our season. Fishing overall has been good. We have had a few days in which we have had to work hard for bites, but overall the action has been more than satisfying.  We

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Columbia River Spring Chinook Fishing Report

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Fishing is really starting to pick up down here in the Portland area for Spring Chinook. A fellow guide buddy and I snuck out for a little fun fishing this morning and we’re handsomely rewarded with a quick limit of Columbia River Spring Chinook.  We picked both these fish up trolling flashers and herring downstream.

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Hells Canyon Sturgeon Fishing

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We snuck out yesterday for an early Sturgeon fishing trip on the Snake River out of Heller Bar. With our steelhead season behind us we have been switched over to targeting catch and release sturgeon. The weather was a little unsettled, but the fish were cooperative. We landed a small 3 foot fish and one

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Hell’s Canyon Steelhead Fishing

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Here is a video shot earlier this month fishing the Snake River out of Heller Bar! We had a fantastic time chasing fish in the canyon all by our selves. We fish steelhead in this area starting the 10th of October – the end of February. We fill our fall season very quickly so if

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How to Brine Herring for Salmon Fishing

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With Columbia River Spring Chinook fishing right around the corner I wanted to cover a topic of discussion that often comes up on my boat. Many people ask “How do you brine your bait for Spring Chinook”. Below I have outlined my simple process for turning my frozen herring into fish catching machines. Keep in

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Snake River Steelhead

2/15/16 Snake River Steelhead Report

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The Snake River out of Heller Bar continues to fish well. Yesterday we had a great day on the river with only 2 customers going 6-10 on Steelhead and also landing a 3 foot sturgeon on steelhead gear. We found most of our fish just upstream from Heller Bar as the Grand Ronde is flowing

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Hanford Reach Fall Chinook

Hanford Reach Fall Chinook

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Often referred to as “The Reach,” this area of the Columbia River is the last “Free Flowing” section of the Columbia River and is home to some of the absolute best spawning habitat left in the main stem Columbia River.  This is where many of the fish we were targeting at Astoria are heading.  The

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Buoy 10 Fall Chinook

Astoria / Buoy 10 Fall Chinook and Coho

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Starting August 1st, and continuing until the end of the month, we turn our attention to the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria. Oregon.  This is the famed Buoy 10 fishery!  There is nothing quite like the pull of a 20+ pound Chinook ripping line out on a hell bent run back to the Pacific

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Summer Chinook and Sockeye

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SUMMER CHINOOK AND SOCKEYE Come Late June, July and early August we can be found fishing the Upper Columbia between Tri-Cities, Washington and the town of Brewster, Washington.  Summer Chinook are commonly called June hogs and are known for their size and incredible strength.  During this time of year we often have great numbers of Sockeye available. What these

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Columbia River Spring Chinook

Spring Chinook

SPRING CHINOOK March through early June we target Spring Chinook,  starting on the Columbia River near Portland in late March and early April then following the fish up river to the Columbia Gorge, John Day Dam and finally ending up on the Snake River sometime early to mid may. These are the Kobe Beef of the Salmon world.  In

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Snake River Steelhead

Heller Bar Report for November 8th

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Heller bar on the Snake River in Washington continues to fish absolutely fantastic for steelhead. Today we had two boats out, a total of 6 anglers, and we boated 23 great fighting steelhead. The water is in perfect shape and the recent cool day and night temperatures have really helped out the fishing!  We will

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Hanford Reach Fall Chinook

Hanford Reach Wrap up

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We just finished another great season on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.  This is the last free flowing section of the Columbia River and is located between the Tri-Cities, WA and Priest Rapids Dam.  This section is the salmon factory of the Columbia and is the spawning habitat for the Columbia River’s Most

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Astoria/ Buoy 10 fishing is on fire

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The Astoria/Buoy 10 fishery has continued to fish amazing. Yesterday I ended up with just one customer in my boat due to some unforseen issues with his group, but we put a whack on the fish. We landed a total of 11 Chinook and 3 Coho.  It was a fabulous day especially considering we were

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Sockeye fishing in the Brewster area of the Columbia River has been absolutely fantastic. We have had limits everyday within a few hours. This fishery will stay good as long as the weather stays hot, which should at least be through the end of this month. Give me a call if you want in on

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Brewster Pool Sockeye is on Fire!!!

Brewster pool Sockeye fishing is on fire!  I had two great customers out yesterday and we landed their limit of  12 tasty sockeye in less than two hours.  We landed numerous doubles and even had a quadruple.  This is one of the most action packed fisheries in the entire Columbia River system and the fishing

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