During the past 39 years, I’ve gotten to fish intermittently with many of the best anglers on the Columbia River. Some were guides. Others were from that small cadre of recreationals who fish the river several days a week and have compiled elite knowledge and skills. Now, it’s time to join them on the water. I’m retiring after 43 years at The Columbian and 39 of those covering hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing and related natural resource issues.
This spring chinook season in Southwest Washington was so flaky — with the high streamflows by mid-March and low Bonneville Dam counts — that I only made one trip for the premier fish of the Columbia River. I opted instead to chase walleyes in the Columbia Gorge and that turned out to be a fantastic choice. My neighbor and I fished the stretch of the Columbia between Miller Island and Rufus, Ore., repeatedly this spring. We got lucky with multiple days of no wind.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced widespread steelhead fishing restrictions beginning June 16 that include the Columbia, Cowlitz, Lewis, Wind and White Salmon rivers plus Drano Lake. State fish managers expect just 130,700 summer steelhead to return to the Columbia this year, the lowest number since 1980. The forecast is especially weak for wild steelhead destined for the Snake River and the Columbia upstream of Priest Rapids Dam near the Tri-Cities.
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Selecting a term
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