Columbia River Fishing Guides Organization

Columbia River Fishing Guides association is a group of private citizens and fishing guides living in the Columbia River area in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Our purpose and goal is to help fishing guides educate people around the world about the Columbia River and it's vast beauty and resources.

Salmon fishing on the Columbia River by Columbia River fishing guides is good because local Sturgeon keeper Sturgeon oversize Sturgeon and Columbia River fishing guides catch more Sturgeon. If you know "how to catch Salmon" and "how to catch Salmon" you will fish the Columbia river with knowledgeable fishing guides and charter boats. Charters book fishing trips for half day trips and full day trips on the Columbia River.

The Columbia River Fishing Guides

Columbia River Fishing Guides: The Columbia River drains a 259,000-square-mile basin that includes territory in seven states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah) and one Canadian province. The river is arguably the most significant environmental force in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It flows for more than 1,200 miles, from the base of the Canadian Rockies in southeastern British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon, and Ilwaco, Washington. Although humans have lived along the river for more than 10,000 years, modern engineering in the 19th and 20th centuries has dramatically altered the Columbia. Astoria fishing is great with fishing guides who fish the lower Columbia River.

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Columbia River flows through Oregon Washington Idaho and all the way to Canada and has the largest salmon and steelhead runs the lower 48 states. People come from all over the nation to fish in the Columbia River for world record walleye. Every year bass tournaments are held a popular sections Columbia and Willamette Rivers. If you want to catch huge fish just minutes from Portland, Oregon, the Willamette River is also popular.

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Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Spring Chinook, Fall Chinook, Summer Chinook, Northern Pike Minnow And Carp.

Description: The Columbia originates in two lakes that lie between the Continental Divide and Selkirk mountain ranges in British Columbia. The river's course is convoluted. It flows north for its first 200 or more miles, then it turns south and runs to the international border. Within the United States, the river courses southwest and skirts one of the Columbia Plateau's massive lava flows, then it turns to the southeast, cutting a dramatic gorge in the volcanic shield to its junction with the westward flowing Snake River.

 From its confluence with the Snake, the Columbia runs nearly due west to the Pacific Ocean. Fifteen percent of the basin -- 39,000 square miles -- lies in Canada and the largest of the river's major tributaries is the Snake River, itself more than 1,100 miles long. The Columbia River Basin includes a diverse ecology that ranges from temperate rain forests to semi-arid plateaus, with precipitation levels from 110 inches to 6 inches per year. Contact the Columbia River Fishing Guide Most important, perhaps, the Columbia is a snow-charged river that seasonally fluctuates in volume. Its annual average discharge is 160 million acre-feet of water, with the highest volumes between April and September, the lowest from December to February. From its source at 2,650 feet above sea level, the river drops an average of more than 2 feet per mile, but in some sections it falls nearly 5 feet per mile.

NW Hawg Hunters is booking trips on the Upper & Lower Columbia River, Willamette River, Clackamas River and mid Columbia River area below Bonneville  dam for Salmon Steelhead, Shad & Sturgeon.
We specialize in Oversize sturgeon, these fish range in size from 6 feet to ? and often break the surface of the water to make for an excellent photo. You’ll be fishing with Coast Guard licensed guide Bill Gaither in a 24’ Willie Raptor open sled. All the bait and gear is provided for the species of fish you are going after, with hot coffee and lunch provided.
Call Bill today for the Salmon, Sturgeon or Steelhead fishing trip of a lifetime. You can fish with NW Hawg Hunters just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon or all up and down the Columbia River. 


The Columbia has ten major tributaries: the Kootenay, Okanagan, Wenatchee, Spokane, Yakima, Snake, Deschutes, Willamette, Cowlitz, and Lewis rivers. Its most important tributary, the Snake, flows across a semi-arid plain and runs through the deepest gorge in North America, Hell's Canyon -- 7,900 feet deep. The Deschutes and Willamette rivers drain basins south of the Columbia, while the Yakima, Lewis, and Cowlitz rivers drain areas on the north side of the river.

Columbia River Fishing Guides Are From Oregon and Washington

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A nice cruise on the Columbia River! Boats of all sizes and shapes can be seen all year long going up and down the beautiful Columbia River.

Oregon Fishing Guides fish popular Oregon rivers for Salmon Steelhead Sturgeon Walleye and Bass.

Washington Fishing Guides On The Columbia River

Washington fishing guides on the Columbia River fish for small mouth bass spring Chinook fall Chinook, summer Chinook and other popular fish.

Scenic Areas on the Columbia River:

Multnomah Falls:

  • Found along the Columbia River Gorge, it is 620 feet in height. It is the second highest waterfall in the United States. This waterfall comes from the snow capped Larch mountain and natural springs. Benson Bridge allows visitors to cross the falls upper and lower cataracts. This bridge was erected in 1914 by Simon Benson.

Five Most Scenic Sights:

  • The five most spectacular scenic sights along the river are; Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Indian Heaven, Trapper Creek or Columbia. These are places where you can view wildflowers, and beautiful waters.

Fishing the Oregon Coast and  surrounding areas
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Salmon Fishing  -  Sturgeon Fishing  -  Crabbing

Fishing the Oregon Coast for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Sturgeon and Crabbing. Columbia river Fishing Guides offer a wide variety of fishing experiences. Local area guides do most of their fishing on the Columbia River, from Astoria to Bonneville Dam, for Sturgeon, Coho Salmon and Chinook Salmon. During the latter part of September through mid November they offer full day fishing trips and half day trips on the coastal rivers for Fall Chinook Salmon. Columbia River Fishing is best with local area fishing guides. Fishing the Yaquina and other coastal rivers around Newport Oregon. If you haven't fished the Oregon Coast - come on out and enjoy the fishing experience of a life time. Once you go fishing with fishing charters on the Columbia River you'll be hooked!

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