Fishing Report: Pro Trolls and spinners Sunday, Aug 25, 2019
If you want to catch a salmon without driving to the coast this time of year, you should consider trolling with pro trolls and spinners in the Columbia River, check the regulations to make sure the section of river you are fishing is open. I went Sunday with my friends Jeff and Inna, we started fishing about 7:00 a.m. We were only fishing a few minutes when Inna’s rod had a fish on. This one was lost about twenty feet from the boat unfortunately. The second fish was again on Inna’s rod, this resulted in a beautiful hatchery Chinook in the boat. The third fish came on my rod, which was about an eighteen inch jack, a jack is a Chinook under twenty four inches. We called it a day about 1:00 p.m. as the sun was out, and it was getting too hot to be comfortable. Not the fast paced action one can sometimes experience on the ocean, but from leaving my house to fishing is less than an hour, and no salt to wash off, or engines to flush.
We launched from Chinook landing, near Troutdale and fished the area above Washougal, WA. There were several boats out, and some fish caught, but by no means a “hot” bite.