A few of our clients....
One of the Columbia River Chinook Salmon
Ken with young fishermen and a beautiful Coho Salmon
Just about as good as it gets...The Columbia Gorge and a 40 pound Chinook Salmon
This is big game fishing at its best... an oversize White Sturgeon!
An oversize (non keeper) White Sturgeon on the Columbia River
Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon spend three to four years in the ocean before returning to the Columbia River, averaging 15 pounds and weighing up to 45 lbs. Catching a Columbia River Chinook Salmon is an experience of a lifetime. Chinook Salmon are an exciting fish to battle and catch. They're fighters who are fast, strong and provide an experience that will get your adrenaline pumping. Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon return in the months of March, April and May.
Coho Salmon are also known as Silver Salmon. Coho Salmon range in size from about 5 to 20 lbs and are very active fish. They have been known to jump right into the net. The Coho Salmon fishery runs into October and Ken is an expert with their run as they migrate from the ocean to upstream. Coho Salmon run up-river to all the tributaries of the Columbia River.
Steelhead are one of the most sought after fish to catch, fight, land, and eat. Steelhead is one of the most difficult fish to catch, but one of the most flamboyant when hooked. I have clients from all over the world who travel to the Columbia River to fish for our Steelhead.
If really big fish is your goal, then take a shot at matching your strength to a 300-pound Sturgeon. These hard-fighting, aerial-performing giants will test even the strongest fisherman. Don’t let size fool you, even the “Keeper” Sturgeon put up a fight to remember. Best time for “Oversize” is late May through October, and the best time for “Keepers” is October through April.
Come fish the spectacular Columbia River for Sturgeon, Salmon, and Steelhead. The Columbia River holds the largest population of White Sturgeon in North America. Keeper Sturgeon, (42-60 inches), or trophy fish you can battle and release. You can fish for Over-size that are over 15 feet long and will make your heart pump and arms tired for a big game fishing experience. Spring and Fall runs of Chinook Salmon provide the best fishing in the Northwest. The Summer run of Steelhead is an exciting experience not to be missed. The Columbia River Gorge is just minutes from Portland and a few hours from Seattle. Join me in my comfortable 23' Willie Predator boat for an awesome fishing experience.