This year is set to be another banner year for the Columbia River Fall Chinook!
One of the aspects of living in the Tri Cities that we most enjoy is having the Columbia river only minutes away. From nearly anywhere in the Tri Cities, you can have your boat in the water in less than 30 minutes. Many Tri City residents have been out all Summer skiing, wake boarding, tubing and cruising on the river. Of course we've fished as well but mainly for bass, walleye and catfish. They are all fun to catch but really nothing beats a King Salmon and they will be her any day!
I just checked the fish counts at Mcnary Dam, and yesterdays count was over 11,000 Chinook! That makes over 26,000 Fall Kings heading upriver over the dam in the last 3 days!
Get out there and enjoy the action, it should be a year for the record books with cooler river temps and perfect fishing weather!