Category Archives: Fishing Reports

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Great Fall Chinook Fishing!

The start to our annual Fall Chinook season has be nothing short of fantastic!  We have been down here in the Lower Columbia River fishing the famed Buoy 10 season and it has not disappointed. We have been getting limits of Chinook most days and we are starting to see a bunch of Coho in our catch.  We still have Thursday the 31st of August open down here in  Astoria. This is our last open date and it is a full open boat.

We also wanted to take this as an opportunity to talk about our upcoming fall seasons. As many of you have heard it is not looking like we will have an opportunity to harvest and fall Steelhead off the Snake or Clearwater Rivers.  This is difficult news to swallow, but we want to make sure you know that there are plenty of great fishing opportunities ahead this fall and because of the lack of Steelhead we are extending our Fall Chinook season on the Columbia River.

Starting the 8th of September we will be jumping back on the migration of Fall Chinook up the Columbia and we will be fishing the Columbia River Gorge near Hood River, Oregon.  We plan on fishing this area through the 16th of September.  These fish in the Columbia Gorge are in great shape as most of them still have more than 100 miles to go before they spawn.  We will fish one of a few locations depending on where the best opportunity for fish is at.  Our most fished areas of the Gorge are the mouth of the Klickitat, Drano Lake, and the mouth of the Dechutes River.  All three locations give you a great chance to take home some great salmon. And the entire Columbia above Bonneville Dam has a limit of two Adult Chinook daily.

We are also planning on extending our Hanford Reach Fall Chinook season through the 22nd of October.  This will give us a great extended opportunity to catch these big Chinook as they state near their spawning grounds on the Hanford Reach.  We often catch some of our biggest Chinook of the year off the “reach” and fishing for these bruisers in the desert of Eastern Washington is a great experience.

We thank everyone for your continued support of Jones Sport Fishing! And without our great customers living our dream on the water would not be possible.


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Chinook Fishing is Great in Astoria / Buoy 10!

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 Saturday the 19th well as the 24th. Give us a call at our office at 208-669-1569 to get your trips booked.

Don’t forget we start our Hanford Reach Fall Chinook season in mid September and run all the way through October. Don’t miss this great opportunity to catch some really nice Chinook


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Astoria/Buoy 10 fishing is on fire!

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 30th are open for up to 4 anglers and we have 2 seats available on The 19th, 24th, and 27th. Get in touch with us if you want in on this Astoria action.

Also it is looking like we will have another great year chasing big Columbia River Fall Chinook on the Hanford Reach. We still have some great dates open from mid September into early October.


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Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Report

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 a few wild fish for two customers. Next week is our last opportunity for Summer Chinook for the year before we switch gears and head to Astoria to start our Fall Chinook and Coho season at the famed Buoy 10 fishery.

Our last chance available seats for Summer Chinook are: Monday 7/24 open boat, 7/25 open boat, 7/26 2 seats open, 7/27 2 seats open. We also have 4 hour evening trips open all the previous dates as well. Give our office a call at 208-669-1569 or Book Online at Jonessportfishing.com


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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Fishing Report 7/12/17

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 still in amazing shape and cut very well.  We have 3 seats open tomorrow, and open boats for Friday and Sunday.  Get in touch with us now at our office phone 208-669-1569 to get your trips booked. We also have lots of open space the last two weeks of July. For more information on our Upper Columbia Summer Chinook season click Here

Also we are taking booking for our Astoria Fall Chinook trips in August, Columbia Gorge Fall Chinook trips and Hanford Reach Fall Chinook trips in September and October. Check out the Book Online Tab at Jonessportfishing.com


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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Fishing Report 7/10/17

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 3 anglers on Wednesday, open boat Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. We also have openings throughout the month.


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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Report 7/3/17

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 as well as throughout the entire month of July. We are running a morning full day trip and an evening half day. Give us a call or text at 208-861-0654 or our office at 208-669-1569 to set up your trip.

For more information on our Summer Salmon  trips click here


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Columbia River Walleye and Clearwater Spring Chinook!

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 a call and let’s get you out catching the best white flesh fish available!

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We also have some more great news on the Clearwater Chinook front. June 22nd the Clearwater will reopen to the harvest of adult Chinook ( all Clearwater river dates are done as employees of Reel Time Fishing.). We should see some fantastic fishing for that Thursday- Sunday period, so get with us now to secure your dates!!

Also starting July 1st we will be starting our Upper Columbia Summer Salmon season!  This has turned into one of our favorite times of year. 2 adult limit, warm weather, and the possibility of a great sockeye run make July an exciting month!


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Hot Action at Drano Lake!

IMG_1513We 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 Brad’s cut plug in the 2.5 size.

We have opening in the Columbia Gorge now through next week, with an open boat of up to 4 people for tomorrow Saturday the 27th and 2 seats for Sunday the 28th.  We also have openings starting Thursday June 1st  IMG_1504

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Record Walleye Day!

IMG_1392.JPGWe 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!