Known for the best eating Salmon on the planet! We fish for Spring Kings on the Columbia River, Willamette, below Bonneville dam; We start fishing this fishery the first part of March and runs through May, Trolling down river for Springer’s is one of our specialties with limits or near limits of Springer’s, We will then move up river above Bonneville to Wind river and Drano lake, the Dalles, and John Day where you are allowed a 2 fish limit.
The Lewis River is a tributary of the Columbia River, about 95 miles (153 km) long, in southwestern Washington in the United States.
The Willamette river is 187 miles (301 km) long, lying entirely in northwestern Oregon in the United States.
Flowing northward between the Oregon Coast Range and Cascade Range, the river and its tributaries form a basin called the Willamette Valley, which contains two-thirds of Oregon’s population, including Portland, the state’s largest city. Portland sits along both sides of the Willamette near its mouth on the Columbia.
The Wind River is a tributary of the Columbia River, in the U.S. state of Washington. Its entire course is contained in Skamania County, Washington. Crusattes River is an old variant name.
The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, flows northwest and then south into the U.S. state of Washington, then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles (2,000 km) long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River.
Drano Lake is created by backwater from the impoundment of the Columbia River from the Bonneville Dam. The lake enters the Bonneville Reservoir at Columbia River Mile (RM) 162.
Fish with Swanny at any and all of these beautiful locations for the thrill of a lifetime!
Did you know?…Chinook salmon are the largest of the Pacific salmon, with some individuals growing to more than 100 pounds. These huge fish are rare, as most mature chinook are under 50 pounds.
Most chinook spawn in large rivers such as the Columbia and Snake, although they will also use smaller streams with sufficient water flow. They tend to spawn in the mainstem of streams, where the water flow is high. Because of their size they are able to spawn in larger gravel than most other salmon.
The chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (derived from a Russian name, which in turn comes from a common name used among natives in Alaska and Siberia), is an anadromous fish that is the largest species in the salmon family. It is a Pacific Ocean salmon and is variously known as the king salmon, tyee salmon, Columbia River salmon, black salmon, chub salmon, hook bill salmon, winter salmon, Spring Salmon, Quinnat Salmon and blackmouth. Chinook salmon are highly valued, due in part to their relative scarcity compared to other salmon along most of the Pacific coast.
|State Record Catch||Chinook salmon -(Freshwater) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha||68.26 lbs||Mark Salmon||Elochoman River, Wahkiakum County||October 5, 1992|