Portland Oregon Fishing Guides
Chinook Salmon In Portland Oregon
Our Columbia River Portland Fishing Guides fish mainly between the I-5 and I-205 bridges for Spring Chinook but it is not uncommon to see them cruising down the river from the I-5 bridge. Portland offers some great springtime fishing for Chinook Salmon. This fishery takes place from late March to early April. On a good run year, it is not uncommon to have limits of nice, chrome bright Chinook shortly after sunrise. This is the most prized Chinook you can catch, often selling at Pike’s Market in Seattle for over $70 per pound! These fish are genetically rich in fatty oils, making eating them a real treat. On certain days we also fish sections of the Willamette River. Down river trolling herring behind flashers just off the bottom is the hot ticket but you might also find our guides on anchor dangling plugs and herring behind the boat.
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Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?
The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.
IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?
We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.
HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?
Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing
DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?
Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.
DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.
DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?
Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.