Columbia Upriver Brights
(August-September) In September Team Hook-up will be targeting Columbia Upriver Brights on the Sandy River and the Columbia River from Astoria to Bonneville Dam.
Intercepting a 35-pound fall salmon bound for Idaho is one a heck of a battle for both experienced and beginner anglers. In this fishery boats anchor up in known slots of the river where salmon travel and fish with spinners and wobblers. A relaxing way to fish, yet very exciting when a fish slams your rod and strips line from your reel.
Fall Chinook salmon average from 10 to 30 pounds each. With some reaching as high as 40 to 50 pounds. These fish put up a magnificent fight and will often leap from the water, especially when fishing the shallow areas of the Sandy River.
*Does Not Include: Steelhead and Walleye & Bass