May 20, 2022

Fall Chinook, Steelhead fishing report

GREAT NEWS FOR OUR FALL & WINTER FISHERIES

Columbia River Fall Chinook –
At the time of this writing, Bonneville Dam fall Chinook counts are 13,405 fish over the 10-year average. With these excellent counts we expect our Hanford Reach fishery to produce some great fishing. Currently set at a 2 adult fish limit.

Clearwater River Steelhead –
For the first time in many years we have good news in regards to our very popular Clearwater River Steelhead run. Based on Bonneville PIT tags, IDFG has forecasted the Clearwater return to be somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 hatchery origin fish. We have not seen these numbers since 2016. We are very excited to finally have good news to share about this great river. If forecasted numbers hold true, we will see no restrictions put into place this season.

Clearwater River catch & keep opens October 15th.

Snake River Steelhead –
Along with the good news for the Clearwater, we also have some good news for the Snake River fishery. Both IDFG and WDFW have set the Snake River steelhead limits at 2 fish, any size. Another positive is that the fish destined for the Snake Basin (Snake, Salmon, Grande Ronde, Imnaha) have primarily been larger 2-ocean fish (normally we see 80% 1-ocean and 20% 2-ocean fish, however this year we are seeing 80% 2-ocean and 20% 1-ocean fish). This means the fish you will catch should be much larger on average.

Snake River Steelhead is currently open for harvest and will pick up significantly by Oct 1. 

Grande Ronde River Steelhead –
Following the same basics as the Snake return, the Ronde will be open with a 2 fish limit. We will begin offering our remote lower river trip around Oct 20th. This is a very limited trip, but also one of our most rugged and scenic trips we offer. During waterfowl season we offer cast and blast trips.

WE ANTICIPATE THIS BEING A GREAT FALL AND WINTER FISHING SEASON AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO FISHING WITH YOU.

Summer Salmon, Walleye

Now booking summer Walleye, Sockeye, Chinook. Walleye fishing takes place out of Lyons Ferry area on the Snake River. The Sockeye and Chinook fishing is out of the Brewster / Wells Dam area on the Columbia River. Sockeye and Summer Chinook fishing has been great with run numbers ahead of what was anticipated. We will be fishing for them for the next couple weeks. Contact us for details on this fishery.

We have boats available for most any day of the week.

Hanford Reach Chinook Fishing Report

Check out our pictures from yesterday’s King Salmon trip for the next month we will be positioned at the Hanford Reach near Pasco WA catching these beautiful fish.  If we happen to limit early we can mix in some Walleye or catch and release Sturgeon

Hanford Reach Fall Chinook

Columbia River Hanford Reach – Join us for this popular fishery targeting Up River Brights (Fall Chinook). We are excited to find out that this year’s run is expected to come in well over forecast. The limit will be 6 fish with only 2 being adults. This is an improvement over the 1 fish limit that was set earlier this summer. Last year we combo’d walleye fishing with our trips and we plan on offering the same this year. The salmon are fun to catch and often run into the 20 and 30 pound range with many of the walleye hitting the upper 20 and lower 30 inch range.

Seats are limited so don’t wait too long to book. We fish out of Ringold, a short drive from Pasco, WA. We will have boats operating from September 15th till Mid October.

Astoria Oregon Fishing Report

We still have prime dates available for Chinook / Coho / Crab fishing on the Columbia River out of Astoria Oregon. Today Toby’s boat landed 12 Chinook and 4 Coho. Now till Sept 10th will be prime fishing. Chinook retention is open until August 20th. Aug 20th to Sept 10th is Coho only.

Here are our open dates:
August – 15, 16, 18, 20, 22-31
September – 2-10

Columbia River Fall Chinook Fishing Report

Pro guides Toby Wyatt 208-790-2128 and Jim Carter 509-951-0859 will be positioned in Astoria Oregon available to take you fishing for Kings, Coho and Dungeness Crab 2 Salmon limit and 12 Crab per person Toby and Jim are available now till September 10th.  

DUE TO A CANCELATION TOBY’S BOAT IS OPEN AUGUST 17,18 ASTORIA THIS IS A PRIME TIME WEEKEND

Travis Wendt 208-790-4113 and Jake Wyatt 208-791-3730 will stay behind and run our Walleye fishing on the Snake River near Starbuck WA yesterday’s trip for Jake yielded 15 nice Walleye and multiple Smallmouth Bass also available Hells Canyon Sturgeon / Smallmouth combo and Dworshak Kokanee