We will start our COLUMBIA RIVER SPRING SALMON season on April 1st 2022.  The season will close April 6th.  These last 6 days its open are by far the best days to fish and the reason I only fish these days.  We as Columbia river spring salmon guides look forward to another fun year chasing these prized pacific northwest salmon.  These Columbia spring salmon are some of the best eating salmon in all of the pacific northwest due to their high oil content. These fish spend up to 6 months in fresh water before they spawn and we catch them in the first few days to a few weeks of them being in freshwater and that is what makes them such fantastic eating fish.  Many of these fish are bound for Idaho and that makes them some of the highest oil content around.  These fish average from 8 to 15 pounds but see fish into the 20 pound class every year. We fish for Columbia river spring salmon run in the St. Helen’s area and above. The upper Columbia river forecast for 2022 is 123,000 but if you add the lower rivers into that we will have near 200,000 spring salmon while fishing below the Willamette river which is the best run in the last few years!  We are looking forward to another fun and exciting spring salmon run on the Columbia river. Don’t miss out on fishing with us here in 2022, it looks to be another fun year in the pacific northwest and looks like most of our returns will be more than we saw in 2021!!