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Family Fishing Event in Troutdale, OR

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, March 21, 2016

Throughout 2016, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting “how to fish” workshops across the state of Oregon. There will be two events in Troutdale, OR, one this spring and one in the fall of 2016. The events are free to those under 11 years old, and individuals 12 and over will need […]

It’s Spring Chinook Season!

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring chinook are back! As of today, Columbia River is open for spring chinook fishing from Buoy 10 to the OR/WA border above the McNary Dam. Make sure your fishing license is current, and then head out to the Columbia to cast a line. Read through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Columbia zones […]

Steelehead Fishing Clinic

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, February 8, 2016

Want to learn fishing technique or brush up on skills? On February 27, don’t miss the Steelehead Fishing Clinic, hosted by local fisherman, Greg Short. The summer steelehead migration is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to hone your fishing skills!  Local fisherman Greg Short and the Hood River Watershed Group […]

Always Catchin’ Fishing Trips

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, February 5, 2016

If you always see fishing boats lined up on the Columbia River, but have never had the chance to go out yourself, Always Catchin’ guided trips offers the perfect opportunity to go out and cast a line in the best locations on the Columbia River. Spend a full or half day with an experienced local […]

2016 Fall Chinook Outlook Positive

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, December 10, 2015

This year on the Columbia River, the return of fall chinook was record-setting. Looking forward, state fisheries officials have forecast another above-average year for fall chinook.  State fisheries officials released today their preliminary outlooks for coho and fall chinook salmon in 2016 in the Columbia River.  Bright stocks of fall chinook are anticipated to be […]

Columbia River Fall Chinook Return Setting Records

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This year’s fall chinook run has been a good one. In fact, it has been setting records. The present passage count at McNary Dam on the Columbia River is over 456,000 salmon, and has broken the previous record of 454,000 passing chinook, set in 2013. The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) suggests that the […]

The Salish Ponds Wetland Park

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Salish Ponds Wetland Park is a hidden gem in Fairview, Oregon. You could drive along all sides of the Salish Ponds and not even realize it. Unless you’ve lived or have visited The Lodges at Lake Salish you may not have known the lake was there. Salish Ponds Wetland Park is the perfect escape without having […]

Columbia River Gorge | Fishing Report September 2015

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, September 4, 2015

Oregon is great place to live, especially for people who enjoy fishing on a regular basis. There is always a new spot to try out and with so many fisherman and women along the Columbia River Gorge you are sure to run into one another providing the perfect opportunity to exchange the latest fishing news. […]

Best Day Hikes Along PCT | Timothy Lake

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, August 24, 2015

According to Terry Richard travel author for The Oregonian, one of the top five best day hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in northern Oregon is Timothy Lake. Located in the Mount Hood National Forest, Timothy Lake is gorgeous location for swimming, fishing, camping, biking , boating, hiking and more. Learn why Timothy Lake made […]

The Columbia Gorge River’s Fishing Magician

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, May 11, 2015

Fishing on the beautiful Columbia Gorge River is a major attraction for any fisherman. Dave Graybill has fished in this region for over 50 years, earning his screen name as the Fishing Magician. If your wanting to stay informed on the best fishing spots check in regularly with Dave Graybill’s AKA the Fishing Magician and […]

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