Oregon has some very productive salmon fishing. The Columbia River system sees up to 1 million salmon annually. Down south on the Siuslaw river we have had 20,000 spawning Chinook for a few years in a row now, providing good opportunity for harvest on a small river. Combine that with some of the best ocean conditions for raising salmon in the last fifteen years and you have a recipe for the possibility of outstanding fishing.
Spring Chinook fishing can offer a variety of sights. The downtown Portland skyline, snowcapped peaks of the cascades, rural farmland, Great Blue Heron, and occasionally a Bald Eagle can sometimes be seen all in one day. California sea lions prowl the river and are known for trying to steal your fish mid fight. In some areas, although close to downtown, you feel miles away from city life.
Fall Chinook are fished in the estuary- bays that have massive sand dunes, salt marshes, ospreys, harbor seals, and black tailed deer. We fish from the jaws, or jetty tips, all the way through the tidwater, which is over twenty miles long. Accessibility of lodgings and other attractions like world class wineries and golf makes Oregon a top vacation destination.
Overall, the experience of spending a sunrise on the water, chasing the elusive salmon, and seeing the sights from a different perspective makes for an enjoyable day.
Book your trip today, the seasons are short. I want you to feel the power of a salmon on the line!