Northwest Salmon

 

Fall Chinook-

The Fall King season in one of the most popular seasons of the year in the Mid-Columbia.  With hard fighting fish up to 40+lbs this is a fishery for all age groups and skill levels.  With a generous limit of 6 salmon (2 adult) there is always the potential for filling the cooler with a lot of fish. 

The Fall King season kicks off in Mid-September and runs through October 22nd.  This season usually fills up fast so book early for your choice of dates.  We target these bruisers on the legendary Hanford Reach from Ringold to Vernita.

The weather is generally very comfortable with chilly mornings turning to warm temperatures throughout the day.  Layering clothes is essential this time of year.  Don’t forget sunscreen as most of the days are bright and sunny.

 

Spring Chinook-

Spring Chinook typically arrive in late April and Early May.  These fish are prized for their excellent table fare and hard fighting attitudes.  They are typically smaller than Fall Kings but make up for it on the grill.

Our season in the Mid-Columbia is often very limited so booking early is essential as the window is often only a couple weeks long.  We target these hard swimmers on the Columbia and Lower Snake rivers.

 

Sockeye-

Relatively new to the Columbia these feisty salmon are among the best eating salmon available.  Doubles and triples are common as they run in tight schools.  With growing populations these fish are gaining popularity.  Ranging from 2 to 6lbs these fish are a blast on light tackle.

I offer trips locally.  Local trips start in late June and run through mid-July. These trips fill quickly as days are limited.  Along with sockeye, kings and steelhead are also commonly caught on this light gear.  Get in on some of the best eating salmon in the world.