Columbia River Fishing:


The Columbia river in the larges river in the state of Washington Originating in Canada and running all the way through the entire state to Oregon. The Columbia is also one of the richest resources the state has in regards to underwater habitat. 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 see our map below.


Salmonoid Species:

Chinook Salmon
Silver Salmon
Coho Salmon
Sockeye Salmon

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 Washington State 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 Washington State fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Fishing Tackle:

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


Bait Fish, Sand Shrimp, Salmon Eggs


Sand Shrimp, Salmon Eggs, Herring.


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


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hit and Miss. Overall not bad in regards to competition for bank fishing spots but as always Eye protection recommended, preferably polarized!

Columbia River Fishing Access:

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