What do I fish for? and When?
Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad

WINTER----- In the Winter I fish for Sturgeon (& Entire Year).  Sturgeon are a Prehistoric fish that lived with the dinosaurs. They are an aggresive bottomfeeder that lives in these rivers year round. To keep a Sturgeon it must fall between 38 and 54 inches. Sturgeon fishing is open the entire year for catch and release. Retaining Keeper size Sturgeon is open at different times throughout the year. (currently it's Thurs. Fri. & Sat.) They range in size from 1 foot to 15 feet in length.  One keeper Sturgeon per person per day.

SPRING-----In the Spring I fish for the Amazing Spring Chinook Salmon. (FEB-MAY)  These Chinook Salmon burst up the Columbia River out of the Pacific Ocean, often reaching the Portland area in 2-6 days.  They all have different destinations, some will head up the Willamette River, others will travel hundreds of miles to thier spawning grounds in Washington & Idaho, and every tributary between here and there.  They wiegh between 10--40 pounds, and really give a great fight.  Many boaters spend day after day fishing to get one of these beuties, as they are just about the best tasting salmon in the World. Don't miss out on this season, it's one of the best of the year.  Limit- One or two Hatchery finclipped Salmon per person, depending on river fished.  Wild unclipped fish must be released.

LATE SPRING-----(JUNE) I fish for Chinook Salmon and also do combo trips for Shad and  Sturgeon. We catch Shad which are 2-5 pounds, no good to eat, but a good fight. They come up from the ocean by the millions , so expect lots of action. Then we move to a Sturgeon hole, and use the shad as bait for the sturgeon. 

SUMMER-----(JULY-SEPT.) I fish for Summer Steelhead and Chinook Salmon, you can catch either one on the same fishing lure! Wonderful weather and shiney fresh fish to catch. Great fun! Two finclipped Steelhead or one Steelhead and one Salmon per person per day.

FALL-----(OCT.& NOV.)  I fish for Fall Chinook Salmon (KING) , Coho Salmon (Silvers) and Dungenous Crabs at "Buoy 10" and Tillimook Bay on the Oregon Coast

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