United States
45° 50' 21.5664" N, 119° 44' 53.628" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

KILCHIS RIVER: cutthroat 

Cutthroat fishing should be fair. Sea-run cutthroat should be available in good numbers in tidewater areas. Water levels are extremely low and clear so use very light gear. 


Catch-and-release fishing opportunity for cutthroat trout is available. These are small streams, with very low flows and clear water at this time. Using light gear and stealthy tactics should produce fair fishing. 

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 51-60 F

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Steelhead angling is fair in the John Day Arm.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing.

Current Columbia River regulations for salmon, steelhead, shad and sturgeon can be found at the Sport Fishing Regulation Update page.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad

The salmonid creel program on the lower Columbia has ended for the year and will resume February of 2015.

John Day Pool (Columbia River above John Day Dam and John Day Arm):

Weekly checking showed six adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus eight adipose fin-clipped steelhead released for 15 boats.


Catch-and-release only. No report.

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

Ocean salmon fishing off the Columbia River has been hot with better than 1.5 salmon per angler last week. As those fish move into the river, the good fishing continues as Buoy 10.