Drano Lake Spring Chinook Report

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Drano Lake Spring Chinook Report

We have been finding a few fish the past few days. Fishing was a little tougher yesterday and today, but we still had plenty of chances and put 3 in the boat each day. All our fish have been coming on pro troll flashers and brads superbaits.

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Drano Lake Spring Chinook

We had a fantastic day today at Drano as we filled the boat with 8 nice Chinook. We still have open dates the 21st and 22nd of May before we head home to Idaho to fish the Clearwater.

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Columbia River Gorge Spring Chinook Report

Had another good day of fishing on the Columbia River Gorge. We fished the mouth of the Wind River and after we made a few adjustments we got on the fish. We have been catching fish on both prawn spinners and brads superbaits. If fish numbers continue to be good we will have a few dates open the 21st, and 22nd of May before we head home to fish the Clearwater in Idaho.

Check out the video below that one of our customers caught on camera today.


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Columbia Gorge Spring Chinook

We had a great day in the Columbia gorge today fishing spring Chinook. We landed 4 and had a bunch of other chances. With fishing good and dam counts finally coming up it looks like we will get a good shot at fishing at home on the Clearwater in Idaho. We have openings the 24th, 25th, 25th, and 31st of May and the 1st and 3rd of June. All Clearwater dates are done as employees of Reel Time Fishing, but give our office a call at 208-669-1569 and we will get you all set up.

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Columbia Gorge Spring Chinook Report

Fishing in the gorge is very good right now. Salmon numbers at Bonneville Dam have improved and we are getting fish at Drano, the mouth of the Wind River, and below John Day Dam. Here are a few pictures of some of the fish we have been catching. We have one seat open on both Tuesday and Wednesday of next week May 8th and 9th. We also have open boats the 21st and 22nd of May .

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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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Columbia River 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 our opinion no other salmon species are as good on the table as Columbia River Spring Chinook.  Most Spring Chinook average between 10-15 pounds with fish over 20 pounds considered large.

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