Oregon Spring Chinook Fishing GuideSpring Chinook Fishing

Columbia River Spring Chinook are some of the most prized fish to catch. Columbia River Springers have a very high fat content, making them some of the best tasting fish around.

Starting in March we will start to see a good run of these Spring Chinook Salmon.   The fishing will only get better into April and early May however this Spring Fishery is Managed by ODWF and they frequently close the river to salmon fishing right as the run hits its peak.   This is meant to minimize the impact on the protected wild run of Chinook.   When the Columbia does close we’ll move into the Willamette River where the Spring Chinook Fishing is steady through May.

Columbia River Chinook Run

The Columbia hosts the Pacific Northwest’s premier Spring Chinook run, sending fish not just to spawning grounds in its own upper reaches but also to tributaries such as the Willamette, Deschutes and Snake rivers.

2016 Spring Chinook Forecast

The 2016 predictions are looking pretty good this year,  an above average return, but wont match the amazing numbers from last year.  Scientists from NOAA Fisheries’ Seattle science center are predicting that 199,000 spring Chinook will return to Bonneville Dam this year.   Oregon and Washington biologists hope to stretch fishing on the lower Columbia River through early April.        

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