3 trips, first night wife missed one & redeemed herself with a 30# chinook, I got skunked, second night I got 10# steel, wife had nice silver next to boat, came unpinned, I missed another, once again my wife redeemed herself with an 8# steel, third night a buddy netted an 8# and 12# steel for me, he got skunked. Red wazzat's on all.
What's your favorite set up for night fishing on the Lower Columbia for steelhead. Lure or Sandshrimp? Going to give it a try next week.
I guess you should get a wa licenseOther than tecnically inland waters like Drano lake, I pretty sure the Columbia is closed at night for Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon. (I may be wrong)
If it was open to Washington license holders only, Oregonians would simply buy a WA license.
Besides, doesnt Anchor fishing the Big C in total darkness sound a little.....risky?
You fail to see the relevance? Not being legal can bring far worse consequences than using the wrong spin-n-glo.Ok, enough on the legalities of night fishing. Back to the topic in the original post:cheers:
The legality issue has been beat to death previously and searches come up with the answersYou fail to see the relevance? Not being legal can bring far worse consequences than using the wrong spin-n-glo.
Here's some technical advice that may satisfy you. I don't recommend the green Wazzats, they block out most of the light from the LED. The reds are the only ones I would ever buy or use.
Apparently WDFW doesn't know the rules either I called the vancouver office and asked if the columbia was open for night fishing SALMON and was told NO STEELHEAD only and that there was some parts of the river closed to all night fishing.The legality issue has been beat to death previously and searches come up with the answers
"A while back I posted about night fishing for salmon and it was questioned if it was legal. I emailed the WDFW and this is what they sent back:
Thank you for your email correspondence to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Fish Program.
If there is not a night closure noted in the additional rules section of the fishing rules pamphlet, and there is no night closure or an emergency rule change for that area then you can fish 24 hours a day in freshwater areas. You are correct that Columbia River anglers must be on the Washington side of the river because Oregon doesn't allow night fishing in the Columbia River (see Oregon for Oregon rules). Sturgeon is the only fish that has a no night fishing rule unless it is specifically listed differently in the additional rules like it is in the Chehalis River. Salmon or Steelhead can be open 24 hours a day (when season is open) unless noted otherwise in additional rules. Many of the statewide general rules can be found on pages 26 and 27 of the fishing rules pamphlet. Please see the pamphlet for details of all rules that apply.
Please make sure you check for emergency rule changes before you harvest as follows:
Fishing Rule Change Hotline at (360) 902-2500
Shellfish Rule Change Hotline at 1-866-880-5431
Or, try our new searchable emergency rule link off our website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/index.jsp
Additionally, for shellfish, make sure to call the Dept. of Health Marine Toxins PSP Hotline at 1-800-562-5632.
If you have further questions, please email again or call (360) 902-2700. Our Customer Service hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.