Salmon Fishing????

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Troutier Bassier
Where can I go Salmon fishing on the columbia. I would like a spot on the river where they are running like crazy. Ive never caught a Salmon at all so I want to change that this spring.I wont go above bonneville or below kelly point. (willamette/columbia meet)

It would be nice to fish from shore too. Where can I do that and What should I use???:D
 
T
The Nothing
If you don't want to go above bonneville or below Kelly Point... hmm... I'd suggest fishing everywhere between those two points. Tons of fish in the water and hundreds of popular places to fish...

Boat? Bank?
 
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FishSchooler
Tanner creek right below bonneville gets pounded by people. The stretch of water near the fish ladder is also jammed with fish according to a book, but I havent fished there yet.

Oh, people at tanner creek plunk with spin n glows. And I think the best way to fish that fish ladder stretch would be drift fishing with 3/4 or 1 oz weights (the water is that fast... very fast... too fast...). Or you could go with 1/4-1/2 oz weights and just fish the 15 feet next to the bank because fish will avoid fast water. Spinners are another option. Fish there are waiting to go up the fish ladder, so they wont be moving around too much.
 
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T
Troutier Bassier
Bank. But I just want to Know some boats spots too. Just in case:dance:
 
T
The Nothing
From the bank you're pretty much limited to bonneville (where everyone is) and i've heard some good things about Rooster Rock as well. I haven't done any plunking from either location.

i'd imagine there are some other places, but i've not been doing this long enough to know.
 
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FishSchooler
You could try walkin out on the wingdams and let a plug or bait "troll" in the current and walk back and forth. Dont fall in though. Its best in the summer when you wont freeze to death. :rolleyes::D
Might catch a bass or two too.
 
T
Troutier Bassier
fishschooler said:
you could try walkin out on the wingdams and let a plug or bait "troll" in the current and walk back and forth. Dont fall in though. Its best in the summer when you wont freeze to death. :rolleyes::d
might catch a bass or two too.
thats crazy!!!
 
T
Troutier Bassier
FishSchooler said:
You could try walkin out on the wingdams and let a plug or bait "troll" in the current and walk back and forth. Dont fall in though. Its best in the summer when you wont freeze to death. :rolleyes::D
Might catch a bass or two too.
OK, Im sorry FishSchooler,
But I found out I can walk on Wingdams withhouth being shot by fish.
How do I do this?
Or were you just Joking?
Its hard to Understand Sarcasam over the Internet.
And Ive seen Some chrome stuff jump behined them.
 
F
FishSchooler
Some windams, you can't walk out. At rooster rock, quite a few of them are basically small docks. There are wooden posts on two sides with a plank in the middle. Would be tough to fight a fish while standing on one though, better not do it.
 
T
Troutier Bassier
Yeah, I walk on them all the Time at Chinook landing.
And its not that hard fighting a fish on one, you have to get a rope though, ;)
 
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FishSchooler
Troutier Bassier said:
Yeah, I walk on them all the Time at Chinook landing.
And its not that hard fighting a fish on one, you have to get a rope though, ;)

Bass fight like shrimp compared to salmon and steelhead.
 
T
Troutier Bassier
So what your saying is I couldent fight a Steelhead from a Wingdam?
 
F
FishSchooler
Troutier Bassier said:
So what your saying is I couldent fight a Steelhead from a Wingdam?

You could... but there is a possibility of it dragging you in if you lose balance.
 

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