When it comes to guided fishing trips on the Columbia, Columbia River fishing guides is second to none. We offer world-class Oregon guided fishing trips for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, and Walleye. We aren’t looking to take you on Just another fishing trip. We are looking to share with you some of the most exceptional fishing experiences Oregon has to Offer! We aren’t one of the many Fishing guides booking agents popping up on the internet. Who would love to set you up with a guide they know nothing about and certainly have never met for a Percentage of the Fishing Trip? We are a father and son fishing guide team with over 30 years of experience guiding on the Columbia River and surrounding tributaries. When you call us, we answer the phone, and when you walk down the dock the morning of your fishing trip, you will see one of our smiling faces.
Our Oregon Fishing Trips span a 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River. From the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria Oregon as far up the Columbia River as the Dalles Dam located just East of The Dalles Oregon. Most of our Salmon and Sturgeon trips Start just minutes from Portland, Oregon. The Walleye and Steelhead trips are typically within an hour’s drive.
Guided Columbia River Salmon Fishing trips are some of the Best in the World! With 5 Big runs and over a Million Salmon entering the Columbia River every year. The salmon fishing is, without a doubt, Oregon’s Biggest Fishing attraction and the staple of many Oregon fishing guides. The Columbia River gets three runs of Salmon spring chinook, summer chinook, fall chinook, and provides anglers with fishing opportunities throughout the calendar year. Though not as popular with anglers, it also gets a good run of coho and sockeye. The areas We fish Bouy 10, Portland Oregon, Bonneville dam, Hood River, and the mouth of the Klickitat River.
We offer guided salmon fishing trips for Spring Salmon, otherwise known as “Springers.” They are the prize of the Columbia River Salmon. With Their dark red flesh and a taste that’s second to none, they rival that of Alaska’s Copper River Salmon. Many of these amazing fish began their lives at the White Salmon National Fish Hatchery Though. Though not as abundant as some of the Columbia rivers other Salmon runs, they see a lot of angler effort due to their absolutely amazing table fair. The Springers start entering the river early March with the peak of the run, usually showing mid-April through mid-May. If you are looking to catch what is considered by many the best tasting Salmon in the World. This is your opportunity! Here at Columbia River Fishing, we split our season between the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, both conveniently located just minutes from the Portland airport.
Summer Chinook also commonly Referred to as “June Hogs” Once growing to over 100 Pounds Originated in the upper reaches of the Columbia River. They were Some of the Biggest Salmon in the World and Defiantly the Biggest most powerful Salmon to ever migrate up the Columbia. Unfortunately, in 1933 with the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, the once legendary Salmon run was destroyed. In the mid-90s through a combined effort, much of that coming from the local tribes and the Chief Joseph Hatchery, the runs have been slowly restored to an annual return of 50,000 to 90,000 Salmon. These fish are some of the Biggest, Brightest, and hardest fighting Salmon to enter the Columbia today! These guided salmon fishing trips on the Columbia River. Starting mid-June, and close July 1st. If you are looking to catch some of the Columbia Rivers biggest Salmon while enjoying Oregon’s sun and temperatures in the 80s, this is the trip for you!
The Columbia River Fall Chinook runs the largest run of the Columbia River Salmon. With the runs typically over 800,000 Salmon, it is the Columbia Rivers Busiest and most successful fishing season. The action usually starts in early August at the mouth of the Columbia River, often referred to as the Boy 10 fishery. Its the norm to see hundreds of boats and thousands of anglers getting in on the action. This fishery draws anglers and fishing guides from all over the county. It’s a popular fishery for Oregon fishing guides and Washington fishing guides as well. If you are interested in booking a Fishing guide for the fall season book early as many Oregon fishing guides will book early in the year. Typically, around mid-August, the Salmon will have filled the river from the mouth to well beyond the Portland Oregon stretch of the river and will continue migrating upriver through October. If you are looking for a day filled with action and some Salmon in your freezer, this is the best Salmon fishing Opportunity of the Year!
Summer Steelhead fishing trips on the Columbia River is one of Oregon’s Best kept secrets and a favorite of many Oregon fishing guides. The Summer steelhead runs are healthy, they are very aggressive with a Ferocious bite, and an average day produces catches in the double digits. Combine this with light gear, beautiful weather, and it a fishing trip that’s hard to compare! The Steelhead usually starts to show in good numbers in early June, and the run continues well into August. Most of our Columbia River steelhead fishing trips are about an hour from Portland just out of Westport, Oregon. These are great trips for young kids or anyone looking for action-packed fishing!
Guided sturgeon fishing trips. This is where fishing expectations are Shattered! Columbia River Fishing Adventures offers two different options for some truly world-class Columbia River sturgeon fishing trips! With a population of over 2 million Sturgeon, Oregon has the Best Sturgeon Fishing in the World! Sturgeon can be caught year-round and provide a great fishing trip for everyone. These fishing trips provide none stop action averaging from 30 to 50 fish a day. The white sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in the World and can grow to over 13 feet weigh over 1000 pounds.
The Columbia River offers two excellent keeper sturgeon seasons. The fist takes place in the Bonneville Pool. The lower end of the pool starts at Bonneville Lock & Dam the upper end 45 miles upriver marked by The Dalles Lock & Dam. This season opens January 1st and is managed on a quota of around 500 fish; It usually stays open until mid-February. Our other Columbia River Guided Fishing keeper sturgeon season takes place 100 miles downriver near Astoria. This is an epic fishery as Columbia River fishing guides catch these fish in less than 15 feet of water. Nothing is more exciting than going on a Columbia River guided sturgeon fishing trip and catching a 100 lb. sturgeon in 10 feet of water. The sturgeon can’t go down, so they make a lot of long runs and become very acrobatic! This season opens mid-May and runs till sometime in mid-June.
Oregon guided sturgeon fishing trips. With 150 miles of river 2 million Sturgeon and rarely another boat it site. These sturgeon fishing trips are truly one of the best fishing experiences the World has to offer. These sturgeon fishing trips fall into two different groups of anglers those who want to catch a lot of fish and those who are looking to catch that fish of a lifetime.” oversized sturgeon.” If you are looking to have a fantastic action-packed day catching fish, an average day will usually see 30 to fish a day in the 3 to 6-foot range. If you are looking to catch that fish of a lifetime over 8 feet, you will commonly catch 4 to 8 fish a day many in the 10-foot range. We catch Sturgeon year-round with April through June being the best fishing of the year. If you are looking for big numbers, 30 to 50 fish days are very common. If you are looking to catch the big ones June through September is the best opportunity.
Walleye fishing has quickly become one of the hottest fisheries on the Columbia River. The Columbia is known for Big Walleye. With lots of structure, unlimited food sources, and a big female laying over 10,000 eggs, they have flourished since there interdiction to the upper Columbia in the early 60s. The river is full of 1 to 3-pound Walleye that are best known for their fantastic table fare, but most anglers hire Oregon fishing guides in search of the trophy walleye and just hoping they will catch the new world record many believe will come from the Columbia River.
Columbia River Fishing Adventures has been chasing Walleye for over 15 years, and we are committed to putting our clients on the fish. We often get asked the question, when is the best time to catch Walleye? My answer is always the same, pre-spawn you chase Trophy size fish while catching 10 to 15 nice fish for dinner. You can catch fish all year with the best time being February through October. With an abundant population and no catch limit, Columbia River fishing guides catch Walleye all year!