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Join Captain Dave on the Columbia River system for a Salmon and Steelhead special. Hundreds of thousands of salmon and steelhead come up the Columbia River every year, making trips here extremely productive. This is one of the busiest fisheries in the state offering up year-round action. Not only are salmon and steelhead plentiful, but they also taste amazing....Read More
You will be trolling herring on the incoming tide and anchor on the outgoing tide, running kwikfish. These two methods are extremely productive for catching chrome bright salmon that are only one to two days out of the ocean. These spring salmon are also known as Springers, which are among the very best eating fish in the world.
Captain Dave will take you exploring from the Bonneville Dam to Buoy 10 near Ilwaco, Washington where the Columbia flows into the Pacific Ocean. You will be aboard Captain Dave's 23' Alumaweld utility boat, which is equipped with all the amenities you need for a successful trip including a Fishfinder and an icebox to store your catch. The vessel is powered by twin Yamaha engines with a total horsepower of 450hp.
The Buoy 10 fishery is a well-known hot spot for catching Salmon in the region! Fishing for Sockeye, Coho Salmon, Silvers, Chinook Salmon, and Fall Chinook and the hard-fighting Steelhead during peak times of the year can really produce some great action so book your trip soon. All you need to bring are snacks, drinks, sunblock, and appropriate clothing. Captain Dave will provide all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle.
Mr. Dave has been a salmon and steelhead fisherman since he was 7. He’s been fishing for them a good 40 years. David has had his own business since 2005. He has a strong feeling for catching fish and loving the great outdoors. David has also made a career in commercial fishing, via this incredible amount of experience he knows the ins and outs of the rivers and stays up to date on new techniques and tactics....Read More
A person can learn a lot from David and his teaching techniques. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old he’ll accommodate all. David is very passionate when it comes to his work. He works hard to put fish in the boat for his clients. In his off time, he loves to fish, hunt, and cook with his wife, family, and friends.
Pat R· ·
Dave’s a great guy, We love fishing with him
Robert H.· ·
Dave, thanks for great day out on the river. We had a blast and will be fishing with you again.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No live bait provided.
No meal provided.
Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
Lower Columbia River Highway, Scappoose, OR, USA