May 20, 2022

Keeper Sturgeon Fishing Report

Our keeper sturgeon season opened January 1st and so far fishing & catching has been good. The day of the opener captain Jack boated 3 keepers, 5 oversized, and a handful of shakers. This is a fairly short season, if taking home some great eating fish interests you don’t wait to book. This fishery takes place on the Columbia River near Rufus, OR.

We are looking for 1 to 3 anglers to join a single angler on January 17th 2022.

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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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Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Fishing Report

Hanford Reach –
This fishery is based out of Tri-Cities, WA on the famous Hanford Reach National Monument section of the Columbia River. Being one of the most popular fall Chinook fisheries, it provides a wide array of techniques that produce great results. The Hanford Reach is one of the last “free-flowing” sections of the Columbia River. The Reach provides a very scenic atmosphere where our guests enjoy to fish.

We still have select dates and seats available. Run counts are looking very good and are right in line with forecast models. Limit will be 2 adults, 3 jacks this year.

Here are some pictures from last season:


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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:

Hanford Reach Fishing

Great first day on the Columbia River along the Hanford Reach. All four fish cut awesome, including this one fillet still with sea scales. We have prime dates available from now till early October.

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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.