We had a fantastic day today on the Hanford Reach near the Tri cites, WA. We did well downstream trolling both superbaits and Spinners. I really think the key to success this year is covering a bunch of water looking for aggressive fish.
The basic premise behind our downstream trolling game is to fish our gear in the bottom 5 feet of the water column. The setup that works well for us is to run lead dropper rigs instead of downriggers, we like 12 ounces all the way around the boat, and we typically run our gear with the depth reading and our line counters being the same, or +5. So, if we are fishing 40 feet of water we would run our depth using our line counter reels at 40 or 45 feet.
Hopefully this gives a little bit of help to someone just starting out fishing this way, and if you would like to spend a day on our boats getting some on the water training Kyle has an open boat the 3rd of October and open boats the 7th-15th of October. Give our office a call at 208-669-1569 to book your adventure.
We love it when a good plan comes together. Fished some water we have spent a lot of years in today and did very well! We still have some openings for this great Chinook Salmon Fishing on the Hanford Reach. We have a full boat open the 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th. We also have two seats open on the 14th. We finish up fishing here the 22nd of October before heading home to fish the Snake River out of Heller Bar for the rest of October and November. Give our office a call at 208-669-1569 to get your trips booked.
Fishing has really started to pick up on the Hanford Reach section of the Columbia River the past few days. We are seeing some great fish in our catches and these fish are still in fantastic shape. We have been doing well downstream trolling superbaits behind Pro – Troll Flashers. We still have openings for 2 people on the 29th, and 30th of September and October 1st. We also have open boats the 11th, 12th, and 14th-20th of October. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get out on the water with us.
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.
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 October in Kyle’s boat. If interested in booking click on the Book Online Now button. On our homepage. We also still have openings for fishing the Snake River for both Chinook and Steelhead. October and November are great months to put a bunch of fish in the boat.
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 the Hanford Reach daily and this fishery is going to break wide open any day. We still have a few open dates for our season. Kyle’s boat is open on the 3rd and 4th of October, and one of our affiliate guides is open on the 26th of September for up to 6 people.
Give us an email or text to Kyle@Jonessportfishing.com or 208-861-0654 and we can get your dates booked.
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 our fish backtrolling plugs and eggs and downstream trolling superbaits and flashers. When the water is low we downstream troll and when the water is up or rising we backtroll. Our most productive superbaits have been the hot Tamale in the original series and also the rotten banana in the original series.
We still have a few open dates left this month, and the fist week of October. For September we have 2 seats open this coming Thursday, and a full boat open this Friday the 23rd. For the first week of October we have the 3rd and 4th open for full boats and one seat open on the 5th. To book your trip Book online now button on our homepage.
We also have plenty of open dates in October for Snake River Steelhead fishing, and also this year we will be working as an employee for Reel Time Fishing to offer Clearwater River, Idaho Steelhead Fishing trips. It’s going to be a great year on the Clearwater especially so give us a call at 208-861-0654 to talk to us about this great opportunity.
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 far, and really the season is just getting started.
Today our fishing started with a double header, and we continued to have a decent bite for the next few hours. Like the past few days the bite slowed down a little toward noon.
Our best action has been downstream trolling flashers and superbaits stuffed with our tuna concoctions. This fishery is just getting warmed up. We should see some fantastic fishing over the next few weeks.
We have some open dates! I have 2 seats open on Monday the 19th, 2 seats open Thursday the 22nd, a full open boat on Friday the 23rd, and just had a cancellation for the 3rd – 5th of October. These are absolutely prime dates. Give me a call at 208-861-0654 or click on the Book online button on our home page to get your trip lined up.
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 one of my favorites and I am already looking forward to next year. We are already taking booking for next August, and as many of you know the best dates for this fishery tend to go fast, so booking early is your best bet to get your preferred dates. Below are many of the pictures we took during this past August, and we thank all our great customers for spending time with us.
If you are looking to get in on our next fishing opportunity then you don’t have to wait long! We start our Hanford Reach Fall Salmon season on the 15th of September. This is your next chance to get a crack at the fish that may have made it past us at Astoria. We fish out of Vernita bridge and are able to put you on all the best salmon holes that this section of river has to offer. This is a diverse and unique fishery where we fish many methods and cover a lot of water through out the day. For more information check out our Hanford Reach information Page . To view our available dates click on the Book Online Now button on our Home Page.