Columbia River ~
The Columbia River is the largest river flowing into the Pacific
Ocean from North America. It creates most of the border between
Oregon and Washington and is accessible from both states. The
Columbia drains over 250,000 square miles and has 13 major
tributaries some of which include the Snake River, Deschutes
River, Cowlitz River, Lewis River and the Willamette River.
The Columbia River is home to numerous species of fish and has
bountiful runs of fish. This river hosts one of the
most popular fisheries in the west, the famous “Buoy 10” Salmon
fishery, where Salmon and Steelhead enter the river from the
ocean and stage for their up-river migration. Year-round
sturgeon fishing is also very popular and a chance at catching
an oversized sturgeon is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
This is a diversified river and offers multiple types fishing
adventures throughout its entirety.