Author Topic: Looking for recommendations: springer fishing early april  (Read 180 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline polarbill1999

Looking for recommendations: springer fishing early april
« on: February 04, 2018, 12:57:32 PM »
My FIL is coming into town early April (2nd through 7thish).  It appears that is about prime time for springers.  I have never been springer fishing on the Columbia though and don't know much.  Does anybody have a recommendation for a good guide? Any other info or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Brett
1996 Sea Chaser 16 the "Rhumb Runner"
70hp Envinrude VRO
6hp Tohatsu 4 stroke

Offline E-TEC Pacer

Re: Looking for recommendations: springer fishing early april
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 01:04:06 PM »
Maybe give Wade Coates a call. He has a nice boat and gear, good guy.
17' '05 Pacer
2014 E TEC 90
I'd get rid of my wife before I'd get rid of my
E TEC and I really love my wife.

Offline Peddler

Re: Looking for recommendations: springer fishing early april
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 06:33:41 AM »
My three favorites, in no particular order;

Eric Linde - Linde’s Sportfishing
Kyle Hall
Brandon Glass



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Wishin' I was Fishin'

Offline BigMac

Re: Looking for recommendations: springer fishing early april
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 08:52:27 AM »
Eric Linde :applause:

Offline Threeweight

Re: Looking for recommendations: springer fishing early april
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 11:04:35 AM »
FYI, typically springer fishing closes on the Columbia at some point in that first week in April to meet the upriver goals.  Of course, this is also the week when fishing typically starts to get good.  It will reopen in June.

Plan accordingly... if it closes early for some reason, the Willamette stays open (but you will need an OR license).
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
       --- Hunter S. Thompson

Offline polarbill1999

Re: Looking for recommendations: springer fishing early april
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 04:30:14 PM »
Thanks guys and thanks for the info on the typical closure.

It looks like I might have an old buddy take us out.  He lives in Oregon so I am guessing even if they closed the Columbia, we would head out on the Willamette.
Brett
1996 Sea Chaser 16 the "Rhumb Runner"
70hp Envinrude VRO
6hp Tohatsu 4 stroke