Oregon fishing

Chaos on the Columbia, pt 3

Chaos on the Columbia, pt 3

I want you to meet a special friend named Steve Fleming.

I have more than one reason for calling him a special friend. Besides being a genuine good guy, Steve is also one of the top river guides I’ve had the good fortune to share a boat with many different times.

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.