Washington has some of the best salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. The legendary Columbia River hosts multiple salmon runs per year.
The Columbia River doesn't just host amazing salmon runs, it also has beautiful scenery. It doesn't matter where you are, there is always something to see
If salmon fishing is on your bucket list then this is the trip for you. Salmon fishing provides the necessities for memories that will last a lifetime.
Drano Lake is known for the fired up spring chinook salmon run. They are some of the best eating salmon that come up the Columbia River. It is located along the Columbia River Gorge only 15 minutes from Hood River, Oregon.
Drano Lake is best fished the last week of April and the first two weeks of May.
Hanford Reach is known for its crimson red fall chinook salmon run. The fall salmon spawn in the last free flowing section of the Columbia River. It is located below Priest Rapids Dam about 45 minutes from Richland, Washington.
Hanford Reach is best fished the middle of September to the middle of October.