Columbia River (OR)


Located in Washington, Oregon, and Canada.


 

Columbia River Fishing:

The Columbia River borders Oregon and Washington and is one of the main go-to spots for Oregon anglers seeking to target salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon. The Columbia is also one of the richest resources of underwater habitat in the country. Several species of fish live in the Columbia including Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, Walleye, Surgeon, Bass and Catfish. The Columbia is also rich with fishing access. For Columbia River fishing access on the Oregon side see our map below.

 

Salmonoid Species:

chinook

Chinook (King) Salmon

Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver) Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)

sockeye

Sockeye (Red) Salmon

Sockeye (Red Salmon)

steelhead-

Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)

Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)

 

When to Fish

This fishery is pretty much year round, each area of the Columbia. Salmon Run in both Summer and Fall as well as Steelhead.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for exact times.

 

 

Daily Limits

Salmon and Steelhead limits vary depending on which area of the Columbia you are fishing. The general limits are usually no more that 2 adults Salmon per day.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for details.

 

 

Preferred Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,

Bait:

Bait Fish, Sand Shrimp, Salmon Eggs

Stink:

Sand Shrimp, Salmon Eggs.

 

Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a stealhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.

 

Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!

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