This is my favorite Steelhead fishing of the year. Fishing the lower river you will see the best Steelhead fishing around the middle to end of June, but it will stay good through August! Summer Steelhead caught in the lower Columbia River are about as fresh as you can get. Columbia River fishing guides swear by these fish saying that they are some of the best eating the whole river has to offer.
The lower river is a competitive fishery, I often spend my nights out on the river to get us the best spot for our day of catching! We anchor just feet off the shore in stretches of river that are not accessible by land. The schools of fish push right along the shore lines and we are there waiting to intercept them on their way through. The bait of choice here is coon shrimp fished behind a Spin-N-Glo with bright vibrant colors on it. Steelhead are very aggressive and usually won’t pass up a tasty shrimp on their journey up the Columbia River.