Fish The Northwest offers 2 seasons of Chinook Salmon (King Salmon) fishing. Our first season begins in April and can run into early June. Arguably the best tasting Salmon in the world, these Springers can be 450 miles upriver from the Ocean in less than 2 weeks. Generally we target these fish with salmon eggs, or sardine wrapped plugs.
Our Fall Season (August-Mid October) begins in the Columbia River and we finish up the Snake River. These fish tend to be larger than our Spring Chinook and offer anglers the opportunity at a Salmon of a lifetime.
Sturgeon fishing on the Snake River is an adventure even the most seasoned angler must experience. These dinosaur like beasts can reach lengths of over 11 feet in size. Certain times of the year (March-October) Sturgeon fishing on the Snake is as close to a guarantee as fishing can get. This fishery is 100% Catch and Release. We enjoy patting these prehistoric beasts on the head and watch them swim back to the depths of Hells Canyon. At times, this trip can be paired with the most abundant fish in the Snake River, the Smallmouth Bass.
This Brown Trout fishery is one of my personal favorites. It is less than an hour from the greater Spokane Washington area. We often see 20 fish days with numerous fish over 20 inches. The Washington State Brown Trout record comes from Rock lake and could be broken again shortly.
These fish can be caught by a variety of tactics. From conventional tackle to a fly rod, it truly is one of the best kept secrets in Eastern Washington. I generally fish this lake the entire month of March, however it fishes well from Christmas until the water warms considerably and the fish retreat to deep water.