2016 was a great year on the water. I started off the year with a short keeper sturgeon season followed by catch and release sturgeon on the Willamette river. The Willamette river provides plenty of action for fish ranging between 3 and 5 feet! 20 to 50 fish days are very common while being targeted with lighter rods makes for a very action packed day. Next we were on to walleye's on the Columbia. Starting in The 3rd week of February through May provided plenty of action and in my opinion the best eating fish there is. 10 to 20 fish days were very common this spring. Next was salmon. It was up and down with the low clear water but we managed to get a few. I spent many months targeting the "BIG BOYS". We did land 4 fish over 12 feet this year with the average fish around 8.5 feet. With all of the snow pack going in to the new year it is shaping up to be a great year. I moored the boat yesterday for the keeper sturgeon season and have high hopes. Looked very good! Hear are a few pics of 2016 and thank to everyone who made it possible for me to do what i love to do!
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Spring has sprung. Walleye fishing has been great for the past month. It is starting to slow down a bit with all the pressure that there has been. Catch and release sturgeon has been red hot in the Willamette and will continue to get better with the river levels coming back in to shape. I did my first spring salmon trip a few days ago and ended up with a few nice fish. The next few months are going to be great fishing. Here are a few pics from the last few weeks.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The winter keeper season was tough due to the consistent east winds. When ever the wind switched to the west were able to get some keepers. The fish were in amazingly great shape this winter. The catch and release sturgeon fishery on the Willamette is going great. We are averaging around 15 fish a rod on full day trips. The hottest thing going rite now is walleye fishing. Great table fair and a blast to catch these fish will be going through October. With the Columbia running about 4 degrees above average the fish are on the bite. Spring Chinook are starting to be caught sporadically and will arrive in good numbers the first week of April. I only have a handful of dates open through October so if your planning that summer vacation i would love to get you on the water and make it a memorable day for you! Thanks to all that help me do what i love to do! Hear are a few pics from the past 7 weeks.