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Giant 16lb. Walleye Release Columbia River

Posted March 30, 2018

MASSIVE Columbia River Walleye caught and released by TJ Hester. The Columbia is host to some giant trophy walleye. TJ fishes for them nearly year-round. This particular beast was caught in February. 16 lbs of Columbia River Trophy Walleye caught and released. Interested in learning about how to jig walleye? LEARN HOW to JIG for WALLEYE

What Makes Spring Chinook Different? | Fish Species

Posted March 30, 2018

Spring Chinook, as defined in the Columbia River region, are often regarded as the best-tasting salmon in the world. The fishery is a highly anticipated time that brings multitudes of anglers to both boat and bank, to try their hand at these impressive fish.   Fishing for Springers Spring chinook is often a difficult percentage fishery. The timing of the run and closures can leave many anglers frustrated at the hours spent for minimum reward. When the fishing is good, it can be really good and few fisheries provide the satisfaction that springers do.   If you do it right...

We're ADDICTED to Winter Steelhead. See why

Posted March 30, 2018

Steelhead fishing is a style of fishing that requires movement and adaptation to changing stream and river conditions.  In the video below, we are steelhead fishing primarily in tributaries and small-mid size rivers. Bank tactics can often be ideal for winter steelhead as you can move to many different sections of a river, or hit multiple rivers to maximize success. Steelhead Migration Steelhead migrate into the stream at different times during a specific run. As they move in they start to occupy parts of the river. Finding where steelhead hold is key to catching more steelhead. This often requires a...

Cameron's First Springer Week In The Books

Posted March 28, 2018

Been a crazy week with beautiful sun to downright miserable cold winds, but for our first round we got some fish to bite. Looking like it will be a good season!

Columbia River Shad Takedowns

Posted May 30, 2017

The Columbia River Shad run provides fantastic action and enjoyment, especially on light gear. In the video below, Gone Catchin' Guide Service gets into multiple shad on kokanee rods and has all sorts of fun with the kids catching these hard-fighting fish. Shad are a member of the herring family and plentiful. There are a number of methods that will work but from a boat, anchoring with small spoons can be very effective. Once you get up into the Bonneville Dam region where bank fishing is very popular, you can cast shad darts out with additional weight above them. Watch more from...

Keeper Sturgeon Opened in Lower Columbia!

Posted May 16, 2017

The Columbia River has finally opened to keeper sturgeon fishing from _____ to ____ ! You can now keep legal-sized sturgeon in these areas :Legal-size sturgeon is ___________Plunking for Sturgeon can be very effectiveFirst Opportunity in YearsThe Lower Columbia Sturgeon fisheries were originally closed due to perceived over-fishing and low fish counts. This closure took pressure off of sturgeon and left only catch-and-release opportunity on the lower river. The population has recovered over the last several years bringing this new opportunity.Short windows of retention periods above Bonneville Dam have kept a few anglers entertained, but those fishing the lower river...

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