The lower Columbia River consists of all the fishable water from Buoy 10 to the Bonneville pool. There are several species of fish to target across a number of unique runs bound for the upper reaches or lower river tributaries, but all must pass through the waters of the lower Columbia River.
This blog post is meant to be a trip planning resource more than anything. We will share data on recent catches, run timing information, run specific forecasts and help understanding regulations to make you a better angler on the lower Columbia River.
This is the big forecast news dump we’ve been waiting for! There’s so much information on what we can expect with regards to salmon fishing in Puget Sound revealed at the beginning of North of Falcon with these forecasts now released.
There was also some framing of the kind of salmon seasons we can expect. I will unpack all of it for you in this blog post, including details about the nearly 4 million pinks (humpies) expected to return to Puget Sound in 2023!
Every year the Columbia River draws thousands of anglers to its banks and waterways to chase incredible numbers of salmon and steelhead. This blog post exists to provide tools you can use through the 2023 season to keep track of the runs of salmon and steelhead, monitor the forecasts and be dialed into fishing reports and in some cases detailed how-to pages.
The Skagit River is Puget Sound’s most important resource as it dumps 80% of the freshwater that flows into the Puget Sound annually. The Skagit originates in the iconic and beautiful North Cascades being met by many important tributaries as it winds its way along highway 20 westward until it meets the saltwater estuary of Skagit Bay.
All five species of pacific salmon return to the Skagit River making it the only river in the Puget Sound and one of very few in Washington State which can make such a claim.
This blog article attempts to concentrate in one place the angling opportunity, fishing regulations and hatchery data to make your research and trip planning to the Skagit River as simple as possible.
OLYMPIA – Amid a record return of sockeye salmon to the Columbia River, fishery managers in Washington’s North Central region announced that sockeye fishing will open on Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River in the days ahead.