Well I went out last night with my wife and started in the Willamette and there was not enough incoming tide yet so moved out to the Columbia, and caught nothing, but noticed tide had started in, so we went back up Willamette to our favorite spot?? and first cast bam fish on and continued for next hour till dark, wife had one that felt like a large rock and missed that one threw back to same spot and wham 43incher with hard fight took line and finally in the boat. She was Happy.. :grin: :grin: :grin:
Went out on the Willamette at 6pm with kids and got into a few. The first was a 43 inch keeper, all the others we're shakers. The girls and I had a great time until cleaning the fish. The first fish of the year seems to take a bit longer.