April Chrome Fishing On Columbia River Washington
<p>April 4th We started our day under blue skies and no wind. We didn't get off to an early start due to my clients late arrival, but we made the most of it. At 8:30 we left the boat ramp for a 6 mile run down river to where I wanted to start. To my surprise it was not too crowded. We set anchor in about 21 ft. of water. I had all the Kwikfish prewrapped with sardine fillets so in no time we had the rods out and were fishing. We waited about 15 min. then had our first rod buried and the fight was on.
We drifted back and landed a beautiful springer, to our dismay it was a native and had to be released. We ran back up and anchored and started again. We ended up with two in the box and missed a couple bites that didn't stick. We saw about 20 fish landed for about 40 boats, not great, but enough to keep the spirits up. The Columbia is open until at least April 15th and could get extended. I have a couple open days next week if anybody is interested.
About The Author: Captain Kyle Hall
Company: Kyle Hall Outdoors
Area Reporting: Columbia River - Tillamook Bay - Yaquina Bay & River
Bio: Come fish with me at the "Columbia River Buoy 10" fishery in July and August.