Columbia River

Onco Sportfishing provides jet boat fishing trips from a comfortable 24 foot Alumaweld Super-Vee powered with a 200 HP jet outboard and a 22 foot Willie asaltor powered with a 150 HP Yamaha prop outboard on some of Washington's larger rivers. All fishing equipment is furnished for you and we fish only with the finest products including G. Loomis fishing rods, Ambassadeur and Shimano fishing reels, Gamakatsu fishing hooks, and Berkley fishing tackle. Three to six fishermen can be accommodated per boat. We are a licensed professional guide service, fully insured, U. S. Coast Guard certified, CPR and First Aid trained, licensed in the State of Washington and one of only a few Washington Charter licensed guide services. Onco Sportfishing is endorsed by G. I. Joe's and is on the Team G. I. Joe's Pro Staff. These are exciting, fun and scenic fishing trips for one, two, three, or up to five days.

We offer spring king (known as "springers") and Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia river from the Bonneville dam to Cathlamet, March through May. Springers are also found a little later on in the Cowlitz and the Lewis rivers from mid April through june. The is found all year but our months are Mid may through june. Summer steelhead fishing is done mostly on the Cowlitz river from June 1st through July and into august. Fall salmon (chinook and coho) are intercepted on the lower Columbia from Cathlamet to Buoy 10. This fishing is good from August through September. October through November finds us fishing on the Snake river at the gateway to Hells Canyon. We fish out of Heller Bar just 25 miles south of Clarkston Washington where you get a taste of the excitement and scenic beauty of Hells Canyon. You will have the fishing experience of a lifetime. Limits are common with catch and release fishing and as many as 20 to 40 fish per day.

We anchor, back troll, back-bounce, and troll with Quickfish plugs, herring, and salmon eggs for the springers and the fall salmon. We side drift and fish with eggs for steelhead on the Cowlitz and the Snake rivers. The spring chinook will range from 12 to 30 pounds, the summer steelhead from 6 to 15 pounds, the fall chinook to 40 pounds and the fall coho can get as big as 20 pounds plus. Sturgeon can sometimes get as big as 9-12 feet but smaller keeper Sturgeon are also caught. We have a two person minimum required for the Columbia, Snake, Cowlitz, Lewis and some of the other smaller rivers in southwest Washington. Our Alumaweld Super-Vee can accommodate up to six people. You can review our charter rates and the best times to fish the Columbia, Snake, Cowlitz, and Lewis rivers to help you plan your trip. Advanced bookings and a 50% deposit is required to confirm and hold your dates. The balance is due on the day of your trip or at the end of the trip. All prices are subject to change. We suggest booking early to get the days that fit your schedule.

We provide all the bait and tackle, the fishing guide, our expertise and knowledge of the areas we fish, photos of your catch, limits, or trophy's with a digital camera, insurance, safety equipment and all the proper licenses, coffee and a pastry in the morning, and heaters in the boat for those cold chilly mornings, on most trips. We also offer stream-side lunches for a small fee of $15.00 per person at your option. Sack lunches are very normal. We can sell one day charter stamps for those of you that don't have a license. Resident or non-resident. eliminate this portion “cost is the same.”

Rain gear and warm clothing is always a must on most of our trips. Dress with the layer system in mind so you come prepared and warm. Bring gloves and a warm jacket! The weather is generally good in most of these places but it can be nasty so bring sun screen, sunglasses, and a hat. In other words - come prepared! A camera is always important to get that perfect photo of your catch or of that trophy. Get a picture of all of you standing streamside to remember the day.

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