If you’re looking for a reason to make summer plan for a guided salmon fishing trip in Portland, look no further than summer fishing for “June Hogs” in Portland. June Hogs is the name affectionately given to the Summer run of Chinook salmon on the Columbia River. The reason is the notorious size of these fish! In the hay day of Columbia River salmon fishing, June Hogs could weigh as much as 70 pounds! While still possible, such monster salmon are far less common; but the June Hogs still earn their name by being among the largest of the fish you can catch on the Columbia, even today. Often weighing in at 20 or more pounds, Summer Chinook salmon are great fighting fish as they make their way on their 800 mile journey to spawning grounds.
True to their name, the best season for these fish is in June. But if your plans extend later in the summer, have no fear, we’ve got you covered. Chinook salmon season runs Spring through Fall, and we’ve had great results for Portland salmon guide trips in late Summer, too. Of course, with summer vacation plans for many at their peak in the Summer months, we recommend booking ahead to reserve your spot. Weekends are the most popular days to fish, but the fish keep swimming regardless of the day of the week, so save your spot with our Portland salmon fishing guide for as little as $100 down and the rest due the day of your salmon fishing trip.
Whether you call them “June Hogs” or simply the “King” salmon of the Chinook species, your adventure in Portland awaits — and we’ll be happy to hook you up with a great day on the water!