Links and information for Portland, Oregon fishing for Salmon, Steelhead,
Sturgeon, Bass, Walleye, Shad and Trout in the Portland area. We link to
Portland Oregon fishing guides and charter boats. The Pacific Ocean is about 1
hour from here and we link to Salmon charters and deep sea fishing charter boats
on the Pacific Coast.
Portland, Oregon fishing guides and
Spring Chinook Fishing
Guidesfish popular Northwest spots like the Columbia River, Willamette
River, Clackamas River Tillamook Bay & Nehalem Bay for Salmon,
Sturgeon & Steelhead.
Marvin McQuinn's Guide Service
Marvin McQuinn owner/guide of
Marv's Guide Service - Oregon fishing Guide . I fish for Salmon,
Steelhead , Sturgeon. Tillamook Bay, Buoy 10, Rivers: Columbia,
Willamette, Wilson, Trask, Kilchis, Nestucca, Clackamas, & Siletz . We
fish from a 23' Alumaweld Jet Sled & a 17' Drift Boat.
Portland Fishing Guides offer Salmon
fishing trips and know "how to catch Salmon and Sturgeon" in
Portland Oregon on the Willamette river and the Columbia
Oregon Fishing Guide fishes
for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Shad on Oregon's Columbia
and Willamette Rivers and Buoy 10. Guided fishing trips
spring, summer and fall. Enjoy great fishing and scenery,
close to the Portland metropolitan area.
Outfittersfly fishes and gear
fishes on the John Day River in North Central Oregon for
trophy smallmouth bass and native steelhead, and on a private
largemouth/ bluegill lake and private trout lake. We do "Cast
and Blast" trips for fish and wild chukar, pheasant, quail,
ducks, and geese.
Fishing Guide ServiceDave Perez of Hooked On Fishing
Guide Service offers fishing trips for Salmon, Steelhead and
Sturgeon on the Columbia River. Areas include Buoy 10,
Bonneville Dam area, Mid-Columbia and it's tributaries (Wind
River, Drano Lake and Klickitat River) and the Priest
Rapids/Hanford Reach areas.
Wildlife viewing: As noted in the Fishing section, above, a
record-breaking run of returning fall Chinook salmon, along with
season-high numbers of Coho and steelhead have been passing the fish
windows at Bonneville Dam. As salmon arrive at their upstream spawning
grounds, streamside viewing will also be a possibility. Viewers are
reminded that special care is needed to avoid interfering with spawning of
protected species such as fall Chinook. In particular, avoid walking on
fish redds, the light-colored depressions in stream gravel beds where
salmon deposit their eggs. Thousands of crimson-red Kokanee can be seen in
the creek near Speelyai Hatchery on the North Fork Lewis River (Merwin
Reservoir). Thousands more will begin spawning shortly on Cougar Creek in
Yale Reservoir, also on the North Fork Lewis.
Portland, Oregon area fishing guides and charters
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Fall Chinook Salmon and King Salmon in coastal streams.
Portland Oregon area Fishing reports
With catch rates and dam counts both setting all-time
records, fall Chinook are the star attraction for
Columbia River anglers. Boat fishers working the lower
Columbia from Longview upstream to Woodland during the
first half of September averaged up to 1.6 Chinook per
rod - the highest catch rates ever seen in the area,
reports regional fish biologist Joe Hymer. At the same time, fall Chinook were passing
Bonneville Dam in all-time record, single-day numbers. The Sept. 11 tally
was 45,884 Chinook, easily surging past the previous single-day record of
39,376 set on Sept. 12, 1987, Hymer reports. Counts continued to exceed
the old record through Sept. 14. "We've probably passed the peak, but it
was quite a peak - the last couple of weeks have been incredible," says
Hymer. As the bulk of the run heads past Bonneville, Chinook fishing
should pick up at the mouths or inside the tributaries such as Drano Lake
and the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers. "There'll be waves of fish
heading upstream," adds Hymer. Fall Chinook are also pulling out of the
mainstem Columbia into lower tributaries such as the
Toutle, Kalama, Lewis and Washougal rivers. In addition
to the recent record daily counts of adult fall Chinook
at Bonneville Dam, steelhead and Coho daily counts were
a season high of 8,000 fish daily Sept. 13 and 14.
Meanwhile, Buoy 10 boat fishers continue to do fairly
well on hatchery Coho, averaging a half-fish to one fish
per rod the week of Sept. 8.
Increasing numbers of Coho are showing upstream as well,
particularly in the lower Cowlitz, Toutle and North Fork
Lewis rivers. Sturgeon fishers have been finding success
off the bank below Bonneville Dam and from boats in the
Kalama-Woodland area. Lake anglers are enjoying the
benefits of a recent plant of 4,000 cutthroat trout,
averaging 15 inches long, in Goose Lake north of Carson.
Fishers are reminded that no boats equipped with
combustion motors are allowed on the lake, which also
holds some nice-size brown trout. Hatchery sea-run
cutthroat fishing opportunity is surfacing on the
Cowlitz River, where 22,000 fish returned to the
hatcheries last year. Fishing is focused from Blue Creek
downstream through the fall. The trout can be readily
taken on flies, lures and bait. The Cowlitz has a
liberal daily limit of five trout, with no more than two
over 20 inches.