Chaos on the Columbia, pt 2

Chaos on the Columbia, pt 2

If you read my previous column you’re aware of what the Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Departments have recently done or are still in the process of doing on the Columbia River.

Fish management officials are removing the size and bag limits on the Columbia River as well as a couple of the Columbia’s major tributaries on the Oregon side. Those tributaries, like the Columbia itself, are producing some of the best smallmouth bass fishing you’ll currently find in the western United States. The same thing applies to walleyes.

Chaos on the Columbia

Chaos on the Columbia

I caught my first bass in Washington State shortly after I and my parents arrived there from North Dakota way back in 1936.

Except for the more than three years I spent serving with the United States Army infantry in World War 11, I continued to live in either Washington or Oregon until my wife and I moved to Arizona in late 2004.