Shad fishing is some of the best action for kids and family. Shad enter the Columbia the second week of May and run through the month of June. In that time period, about six milion shad go over Boneville Dam and migrate upstream to spawn. Mature shad weigh 3 to 6 pounds and are some of the hardest fighting fish pound for pound.
It's not uncommon to hook 80 to 100 of these fish daily in the peak of the run. If you're looking for lots of action all day long, this might be the fish you're looking for.
We fish the Columbia River and its tributaries all the way from Bonneville Dam to Buoy 10 near Astoria Oregon where the Columbia flows into the Pacific Ocean.
We catch keeper Sturgeon and trophy Sturgeon from 42' to 60' long.
Fishing for Coho Salmon, Silvers, Chinook Salmon and Fall Chinook and the hard fighting Steelhead during peak times of the year can really produce some hot action so book your trip early for the best times.