mid Columbia River and Vernita
area fishing guides
Hanford Reach fishing guides catch
upriver brights, Fall Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. The Hanford Reach fishing
area is near Kennewick, Pasco and Richland Washington and the Tri-cities area.
Salmon fishing is great here and trolling works really good. How to fish Hanford
Reach area depends on what you want to catch but Salmon fishing is very popular.
Find a local fishing guide to catch Chinook Salmon.
Only the BEST FISHING GUIDES on the Hanford Reach area
are listed here. If you want to learn how to fish the
Hanford Reach area or popular waters nearby contact a
HANFORD REACH FISHING GUIDE on this website and be confident
that you are going to have the very best possible fishing
Hanford reach salmon
fishing and Steelhead fishing on the Hanford reach of the
Reach steelhead fishery re-opens below
Priest Rapids Dam
Open the Columbia River to retention of hatchery
steelhead between the Highway 24 Bridge (Vernita Bridge) and
Priest Rapids Dam.Species
Vernita Bridge (Hwy 24) upstream to Priest Rapids Dam.
Dec. 8, 2010 until further notice.
Daily limit of two (2) hatchery steelhead. Hatchery
steelhead are identified by a missing adipose fin with a
healed scar in its location. Minimum size is 20 inches.
Wild steelhead (adipose fin intact) must be immediately
released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water
prior to release.
Returns of hatchery and natural-origin summer-run
steelhead to the upper Columbia River have far exceeded the
run criteria of 9,300 counted over Priest Rapids Dam
required to open a conservation-based fishery under the
Endangered Species Act.
Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish Biologist, (509) 545-2284
(Pasco), or John Easterbrooks, Regional Fish Program
Manager, (509) 457-9330 (Yakima).
On Fishing Guide ServiceDave Perez of Hooked On
Fishing Guide Service offers fishing trips for Salmon,
Steelhead and Sturgeon on the Columbia River. Areas include
Buoy 10, Bonneville Dam area, Mid-Columbia and it's
tributaries (Wind River, Drano Lake and Klickitat River) and
the Priest Rapids/Hanford Reach areas.
Hanford Reach fishing guides catch Salmon
from Bonneville Dam to the Vernita Bridge area and all spots
in between. Fishermen from The Tri-Cities, Portland, The
Dalles and all over the Northwest fish with Columbia River
Fishing Guides to catch huge Salmon,
Sturgeon, Steelhead and Walleye, and see the beautiful
Fishing Guides For Hanford Reach and
Vernita area of the Columbia River
Hanford Reach Kings and Hanford Salmon fishing. Join
a Hanford Reach fishing guide for Salmon fishing in Eastern
Washington on the mid Columbia River near the Tri-Cities.
For the month of April, an estimated 262 steelhead were
caught in the Ringold fishery (Hwy 395 to old Hanford town
site). Of these, 136 were retained. Catch and harvest were
similar to 2007 and well above the catch in 2005-06. For the
season, 2,209 steelhead were caught (1,486 ADRV, 480 AD, 243
wild) and 1,315 steelhead were retained.
Mid Columbia River Guide Service
featuring full-time fishing
guide Elmer Hill. Specializing
in Trophy species such as
Walleye, Spring & Fall King
Salmon, Keeper & Oversize
Sturgeon, B run Steelhead and
Shad in areas from Bonneville
Dam and surrounding areas
upstream in the Columbia River
to Tri Cities Washington
"Hanford Reach" Including Snake
River Fishery. 30 years
experience will insure you have
a comfortable and safe trip. CALL TODAY 541-969-2537
OR Visit our website
WDFW staff interviewed 68 anglers in April, 24% of the
effort. Angler activity in April was similar to March.
Angler hours per fish were low in March and April, similar
to previous seasons. Angers caught 1 steelhead for every 2.7
hours of angling in April. No wild steelhead were reported
in the catch (caught and released) in April.
Very low numbers of steelhead have returned to the RSRF trap
(until recently) in 2007-08 even though harvest has been at
or above normal. No steelhead have been collected and
transported from the Ringold trap this year.
A final Hanford Reach Area Fishing Report will be completed
and sent out for review by May 30, 2008
Hanford Reach is a great Salmon fishing destination. People
come from Seattle and Portland and all over the nation to
fish for Salmon and to learn how to catch fish in the
Hanford Reach. Fishing guides and charters who fish for Fall
Chinook know what the most popular fishing baits and fishing
methods are for catching Upriver brights in Eastern
JB Guide Service
fishes the the mid Columbia River at the Hanford reach,
Umatilla and McNary Dam, the Tri-cities area, and John Day
pool and the Snake River for Salmon, Steelhead and
Sturgeon. Call JB today to book a guided fishing trip with
one of the best fishing guides in these areas.