The Columbia River is one of the top fishing rivers in the Pacific Northwest. As the biggest river in the West, there are plenty of great fishing opportunities here. Known as one of the greatest sport fishing spots in the world, the Columbia River is a great place to catch salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, shad, and many species of warmwater fish. Salmon are the most sought-after fish in these waters. This river has five runs of salmon, including three runs of Chinook salmon, one run of sockeye and one run of coho/silver salmon. Those looking to catch steelhead should head out to the Lower Columbia River starting in early June. Another popular fish here is the sturgeon, which are stocked in the river. They are also highly regulated, depending on the time of year, so be sure to check with the regulations before taking one home.
Columbia River Fish:
Columbia River boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Columbia River.