Columbia River Fishing Guide2022-11-27T22:20:47+00:00

Salmon, Sturgeon & Walleye

Columbia River Fishing Guide

Columbia River Fishing Guide

A great trip starts with a great fishing guide!

We take care of the details. You reel ’em in.

We Guide for Salmon, Sturgeon & Walleye on the Columbia River

Salmon Fishing on the Columbia River

Fishing in Portland, Astoria, and Bonneville Dam

Sturgeon Fishing on the Columbia River

One of the largest fish you’ll ever catch!

Walleye Fishing on the Columbia River

The Columbia is a world-class walleye fishery.

Salmon Fishing Guide on the Columbia River

The Columbia River, which is located in Oregon, is one of the best and most well-known salmon fisheries in the world. In all of Oregon, Columbia River Fishing Adventures offers breathtaking angling fishing adventures. You won’t find finer fishing anywhere from the mouth of the Columbia in Astoria and Buoy 10, to Portland and areas nearby the metro area, up to Bonneville Dam. There are many opportunities to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the entire United States—Pacific salmon—as the Columbia River flows for more than 1,200 miles.

Salmon flows throughout the spring, summer, and fall provide a plethora of runs all year round. The larger “June Hogs” start their run in the summer, while the smaller “Spring Chinook” reach the Columbia River in March. As the fall season progresses, both Chinook and Coho can be spotted swimming upstream to their natural breeding areas along the river. Our salmon fishing charters will take you to the best spots to catch fish, but you need make travel plans and reserve your position well in advance. Due to their extensive river knowledge, the top fishing guides frequently have full schedules. No matter what season best suits your schedule, don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Salmon fishing charter on the Columbia River

Sturgeon fishing charters on the Columbia River

Meet Your Sturgeon Fishing Guide

The sturgeon, a fish that dates back to the dinosaur era, is well known to inhabit the lower Columbia River. You can put your fishing prowess to the test against the majestic sturgeon with the help of our guided fishing charter. The Columbia provides year-round chances for catch and release as well as seasonal opportunities for catch and keepers (sometimes known as “sturgeon keepers”) of fish.

In Portland, the spring is the most popular time to go on a guided sturgeon fishing charter. The summer in Astoria, when you may go sturgeon hunting for trophies of various sizes, is another highly popular time of year. These fish monsters move near Bonneville Dam as the summer fishing season for sturgeons gives way to the fall fishing season.

Fishing for sturgeon may be really exciting. Sturgeon are frequently caught in shallower areas because, when hooked, they are known to burst out of the water in impressive displays of strength. Sturgeons are frequently among the biggest fish most fisherman will ever catch, making them a trip not to be missed.

Walleye Fishing Guide on the Columbia

Large walleye can be found in the Columbia River. Very large.  There are customers that come to us from all over the world in hopes of catching a monster walleye fit for hanging on the wall. The record-breaking walleye, which weighed 14 pounds, 7 ounces, was captured in 2010. Definitely a great fish!

Large walleye feed during half of the year by swimming near to the bottom in the Columbia River’s flat regions. In 20 to 30 feet of water, we frequently discover walleye that weigh more than four pounds. The summer, when it’s usually warm and dry, is the ideal season for walleye fishing. Walleye fishing is common from August through October below Bonneville Dam. Walleye fishing in the Columbia is plentiful and makes a great family fishing trip. Our walleye guided fishing trips often catch a large number of fish per person each day.

However, walleye fishing isn’t just a summertime activity! The month of January offers excellent walleye fishing, and between January and the end of February, many trophy walleye fish have been captured. Just be ready for brisk conditions with a lot of wind and rain.

Our fishing guides have actually been catching walleye for decades. Walleye fishing is done in regions where there are lots of them and they are big. Come out on a fantastic walleye fishing excursion with us!

Walleye fishing is great near Rufus, Oregon

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