Salmon Fishing Report
Written by Toby Wyatt
Posted February 23, 2023
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Planning a Salmon fishing trip in the Pacific Northwest? Get your latest news where Salmon fishing is hottest with our Salmon Fishing Report.
We’ve got you covered with up-to-date info on King, Chinook and Coho Salmon hotspots from Oregon, Washington to Idaho. Including the legendary Columbia River and its tributaries, along with the Snake River and Clearwater River.
Updated | February 23th, 2023
Location | Columbia River, Hayden Island, Portland
Spring Chinook Salmon Trips at Hayden Island on the Columbia River
May 20th to June 20th we will be in the Hayden Island area of the Columbia River fishing for Spring King Salmon this year’s run is predicted to be the best in the last 15 years.
We suggest lodging at the Hayden Island Holiday inn or Red Lion, these spring salmon are the gem of the PNW fetching upwards of $50 per pound at Pike Street Market. This trip includes poles bait tackle no food or drinks look forward to 8 hours of fishing. You can use an Oregon or Washington fishing license with Salmon tag.
We pick clients up at the Hayden Island Holiday Inn https://goo.gl/maps/omPkQeL3kte11QGz8 we provide poles bait tackle no food or drinks.
Hayden Island Map: https://goo.gl/maps/MCK99JH6Gp6wWMRS8
Updated | March 31st, 2022
Location | Clearwater River
CLEARWATER RIVER SPRING CHINOOK FISHING REPORT
For the first time in 4 or 5 years it is looking like we will be providing trips on the Clearwater River for the prized spring Chinook. The Idaho Fish & Game commission met last week to set the season. Based on forecast numbers and a quota of around 2,500 fish, the commission voted to open the season 7 days a week with a 1 adult 3 jack limit.
Fishing generally will pick up mid-May depending on run timing, and we are hopeful we will be able to fish through the first week of June. This all depends on quota catch and what the run comes in as. Since this is the first season in many years, we expect to fill boats fast so be sure to get your trip booked early. The calendar will be open from May 15 to June 8 with adjustments made as the run progresses.
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.