May 20, 2022

Columbia River Catch & Keep Sturgeon, Winter Walleye

Columbia River Catch & Keep Sturgeon, Winter Walleye – Our Columbia River keeper sturgeon fishery opens January 1st and we expect it to run for about 6 weeks. This is a very popular fishery so don’t wait too long to book. Catch rates are usually very high with a lot of great action. We also are booking winter walleye starting now and running into the spring. Both of these fisheries take place below John Day Dam near the town of Rufus, OR.
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Lower Columbia Chinook Fishing Report

Our Buoy 10 fall chinook season is in full swing and we are having some great days fishing on the big river. The chinook have started pouring into the lower section of the river. With a forecast of over 350,000 Upriver Bright’s we expect all of our fisheries to produce some good results. If you missed out on getting a seat reserved at Buoy 10, we still have some options for you:

John Day Dam / Rufus Area – This fishery takes place near the mouth of the Deschutes River. Here the fish are still in great shape and fishing can be lights out. The Deschutes provides a cooling off area for traveling salmon that allows them to be targeted in concentrated numbers. This fishery will be offered beginning  Sept 1st.

Hanford Reach – Our second most popular fall chinook fishery still has a few openings. We fish the lower end of the reach based out of Ringold Springs. This fishery tends to fill up fast once counts over Bonneville start to climb, so don’t wait too long to reserve your seats. To learn more about the Hanford Reach and what it offers Click Here. We expect to see a 2 fish limit this season.
*Bookings have increased significantly during the COVID pandemic, don’t wait to make last minute bookings as we can no longer guarantee open seats without advanced notice* 

Here are a few pictures from that past couple days at Buoy 10:

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