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The Gone Catchin Blog focuses on current fishing trips, Northwest fishery politics, and upcoming forecasts and seasons.

Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons are HERE!

By Cameron Black | June 7, 2023 |

After a long awaited period of wet and cold weather this spring, we have finally broke out of those patterns and are starting the best time of the year. With large numbers of salmon predicted, this article will hopefully explain where myself and colleagues will be targeting salmon throughout the next few months. If interested in any of these trips be sure to book right away as we will be filling our boats on these limited opportunities. COLUMBIA SUMMER CHINOOK – The lower Columbia River is set to begin fishing on June 16th which is the traditional opening day. The forecasted number this year is the second highest on record and will provide a season that goes all the way through July 31st. This is pretty extraordinary as some years we only see a couple weeks of productive fishing. These fish are generally on the larger…

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2023 Fishing Seasons Not To Miss!

By Cameron Black | January 26, 2023 |
A nice Lingcod caught by Cameron Black

2023 Forecasts are starting to be published and seasons are looking great!

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2023 Columbia River Spring and Summer Forecasts Revealed | What does it all mean?

By Cameron Black | December 14, 2022 |
Columbia River Salmon Forecasts

Columbia River Salmon Forecasts for 2023 have been announced, but what does it all mean?

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Dungeness Crab “Catch and Cook” on the Columbia River

By Cameron Black | December 5, 2022 |
Dungeness crab limits

Dungeness crab Catch and Cook on the Columbia River.

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Winter Keeper Sturgeon Fishing in the Columbia River Gorge…

By Cameron Black | December 1, 2022 |
Guided Sturgeon fishing limits for Keeper Sturgeon

What to expect chasing Winter Keeper Sturgeon in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Cameron of the Gone Catchin Blog holds a nice steelhead.


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