Chinook

Oroville Salmon Showing in Good Numbers

By: Chris Shaffer It took us longer to launch the boat on Lake Oroville than it did for us to catch our first salmon. Considering none of us had ever fished the reservoir for Chinook this should tell you the state of the fishery. Oroville’s inland Chinook program is off to a good start this [...]

Oroville Salmon Showing in Good Numbers2018-05-20T20:59:13+00:00

North Oregon Coast Still Seeing Fall Chinook

By: Big Dave Manners When I think about this fall’s salmon season on Oregon’s north coast two things come to mind: we had lots of rain and a big push of fish early and there’s still salmon coming in now. It’s been much different than last fall when rain didn’t arrive until much later in [...]

North Oregon Coast Still Seeing Fall Chinook2018-04-18T18:59:28+00:00

Astoria Offshore Salmon Bite Kicking Into High Gear

By: Mike Barksdale With Buoy 10 still slow to kick off and anglers having to work hard for bites in the Columbia River I’m running offshore and finding fair to good action daily. Action has been consistent offshore with a mixture of Chinook and mostly coho showing. The coho we are seeing are much larger [...]

Astoria Offshore Salmon Bite Kicking Into High Gear2018-04-18T19:00:36+00:00

Seven Guide Tips For Buoy 10 Success

By: Kyle Bushelman August 1st is the opener for the famed Buoy 10 fishery and we are expecting a great return once again. With upwards of a million salmon returning August will prove to be exceptional. We all want to catch fish when down there. I’m going to share a few tips to hopefully make [...]

Seven Guide Tips For Buoy 10 Success2018-04-18T19:00:49+00:00

Egg Bite Shining on Alaska’s Nushagak River

By: Chris Shaffer Regardless of where you sit there’s always passengers talking about fishing when flying to Alaska or within the state. Flying on Alaska Air I was in seat 3A with jet service to Dillingham, Alaska, last week. The flight is fewer than an hour, but it didn’t take that long for the man [...]

Egg Bite Shining on Alaska’s Nushagak River2018-04-18T19:01:12+00:00

Learn To Brine Quality Herring for Grays Harbor & Chehalis Salmon

I look forward to fall in the Pacific Northwest every year. Cool mornings, Seahawks football and leaves changing color coincide with the rivers filling with salmon. As Chinook and coho migrate from the Pacific Ocean into Grays Harbor and up into the Chehalis River and tributaries opportunities are numerous. The biggest challenge is knowing where [...]

Learn To Brine Quality Herring for Grays Harbor & Chehalis Salmon2018-04-18T19:03:36+00:00

Buoy 10 Update: Columbia Flooded with Coho and Chinook

By: Pat Abel Things have been insane here at Buoy 10. Today we hooked more than 20 salmon, which has been the norm. There’s so many fish in this river it’s ridiculous. This place is way better than Alaska and anglers are coming in droves. They did an aerial survey the other day and found [...]

Buoy 10 Update: Columbia Flooded with Coho and Chinook2018-04-18T19:03:49+00:00

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