Reel Time Fishing has multiple locations to catch Chinook Salmon
Reel Time Fishing works the Columbia, Snake, and Clearwater Rivers for Chinook Salmon.
We have two runs: the spring and the fall. Spring Salmon average 12 to 15 lbs and are regarded as the most prized table fare of the Chinook varieties. We fish these areas for Springers: the Columbia River near the Portland area, Drano Lake, John Day Dam, the Snake River at Little Goose Dam, Lyons Ferry, Brewster, WA and Clearwater River in Idaho.
We follow the migration of Salmon keeping your lines on the biggest concentration of the run.
Fall Chinook are larger, averaging 20 lbs. We focus on the Astoria, Oregon Buoy 10 area and the Hanford Reach, although it is not uncommon to see a Reel Time boat venturing into the upper Columbia near Wells dam near Brewster, Washington, Mid-Columbia near the mouth of the Deschutes River, or the Snake River when seasons permit. Fall Chinook are known as “Up River Brights” because when they enter the Columbia River the fish are dime bright (note picture above).