COLUMBIA RIVER VERNITA SALMON FISHING
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to snag the biggest fish you’ve ever seen!
This fishing paradise, Vernita area, boasts a population of giant fall Chinook that’ll make any angler’s heart race. In mid-September we are targeting fall run Chinook just outside of Mattawa, WA. This section of the Columbia River is a natural spawning area for these Salmon.
At the start of the season, we focus on covering water by fishing a method called “downhill or down river trolling,” meaning that we troll with the current. This allows us to fish more water in a faster time frame than other methods. This works well when fish are traveling.
This is considered a “free flowing” section of the Columbia because it is the longest stretch between dams, therefore, making it flow like a normal river. The only difference is that the water can fluctuate 3 to 6 feet in a day, making fishing a challenge.