Chinook Fishing out of Astoria is on Fire!

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Chinook Fishing out of Astoria is on Fire!

We had another fantastic day chasing Chinook down here on the Columbia River out of Astoria, OR.  The Chinook fishing has been on fire!  We still have one seat open on the 31st, this is our last available opening for our 2017 Astoria/Buoy 10 season before we pack up and move upriver to the Columbia River Gorge and the Hanford Reach. We have the 8th-14th open in the Gorge.

Our open Hanford Reach dates are as follows

September

15-17 open boat, 18th 2 seats, 19th 2 seats, 20th open boat, 21st Open Boat, 24th one seat, 25th one seat, 27 1 seat, 28th one seat, 29th 2 seats, 30th 2 seats

October

1,5,8,9,10 open boats

12-22nd Open Boats

 


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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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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 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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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!


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Columbia River Walleye

Columbia River Walleye Fishing!

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 and numerous bass. Walleye fishing is absolutely on fire right now for these tasty fish. Most of the fish we caught today were 15-19 inches making them perfect for the frying pan. These Walleye are a ton of fun and with no limit on the Columbia River it’s a great opportunity to take home a bunch of tasty fish! We have openings this Sunday through next week fishing near John Day Dam due to moving many of our spring Chinook trips back a week. You won’t be disappointed by booking a Walleye trip with us!

As far as spring Chinook go we really think the first week of May is going to be a best crack at these fish above Bonneville. Again we have open dates and we will be fishing mostly in the John Day Dam area.

We will be back to chasing Spring Chinook this year on Idaho’s Clearwater River ( we work for Reel Time Fishing to run all our Clearwater trips). Don’t miss out on our favorite place to fish Springers!

Also don’t forget to get your summer and fall Chinook trips booked, as we have a great Summer and Spring ahead of us!


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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report 2/6/17

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 the other Reel Time boats had a 30+ fish day this past week.

We are almost exclusively side drifting now as both yarn/eggs and pegged beads have been our go to setups. We have lots of openings over the next month including this upcoming weekend. We are forecast to have high temps reach almost 50 degrees this week with some sun, so if winter has you cooped up get in touch with us and let’s get out on the water.

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

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 well backtrolling plugs such as the Maglip 3.5 by Yakima Bait Company.

One of the keys to success in my boat over the past week is having a few different flavors of eggs on the boat during the day. My best producing added scents have been Anis/Krill Super Dipping Sauce and the Anis Super Dipping Sauce. I have been adding a few table spoons to my eggs as part of the curing process with great results.

I currently have some openings to fish the Clearwater in my boat starting the week of the 14th, and lots of open December days. The Clearwater is a great winter time fishery and our best months for consistent fish catching are December, January, and February.  All of my Clearwater trips are done as an employee of Reel Time Fishing  Give me a call at 208-861-0654 to check on availability, and I will also help you through the booking process with Reel Time Fishing