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Name: Rising Son GS Date: October 22, 2016 Rating:
 
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The King season on the Hanford Reach is coming to an end. The upper Reach above the Old Hanford town site is closed, but the lower section through the Tri-cities is open through the end of the month. Saturday was an excellent day for my clients. With deer season open and the upland and waterfowl season starting, we had the river to ourselves. By noon, we had 13 kings on and got our 3 man limit of 9 kings in the boat! Super baits, again, were the ticket for us with the flavor of the day being Krill and Garlic. I find that as we get later in the season, the garlic scent really starts to shine. Early in the season, I like to use plain tuna. As the season progresses, I start spicing up my baits by adding scents and chemicals that the salmon really crave. When I do that, you basically treat your tuna as a sponge to hold the scents you are using. I will fish the Reach all the way until the end of the month. The fish are starting to get pretty dark, but if you are selective with what you decide to keep, you can still find some fish that are suitable for the smoker. I have a few clients that book these late season trips every year because the fishing is usually amazing and the pressure on the water really tapers off. Nothing like catching a dozen kings by noon with no one else around! After this weekend we will be transitioning to steelhead fishing on the Reach and Snake, and sturgeon fishing on the Columbia. Give me a call if interested! Starting in November, I will be running all my trips out of my new 23' River Wild sled. Get your trips booked and come enjoy the new ride!


High quality tackle, local expertise, USCG licensed and insured, guiding for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye. On a trip with Jacob, you can expect to not only catch fish, but to learn throughout the day.

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Name: Rising Son GS Date: October 09, 2016 Rating:
 
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For this week's report, I wanted to talk a little bit about our King season on the Hanford Reach this year as compared to the previous two years. PNW anglers have gotten pretty spoiled the last few years with the million fish runs that we have experienced. The fishing was as good or better than any other time in my life! Unfortunately all good things come in cycles. I personally believe that we are going to see a trend for the next few years of some smaller Fall King runs. This year's run is well below the forecast, and we can see the evidence in the fishing success by most anglers on the entire Columbia. This started in August at Buoy 10 and is evident even now on the Hanford Reach. We need to remember that in the early 2000's a good day of fall King fishing was 3-4 fish...maybe more, maybe less. Having 15-20 fish days the last two years was something special that I am glad we got to do, but should not be the standard that we judge our season by. My goal on my boat is to try to get a fish for every rod. Some days, that is a lofty goal, but most days this season, even with the lower numbers, we were able to do that.

With that said, I was able to find some fish this weekend even with the multiple fronts that came through and the not so favorable fishing conditions! That is a fancy way of saying it was flat out crappy out! We battled weeds all weekend again and had a tough time keeping our gear fishing. However, we stuck with it and found some willing bitters. We managed 5 Friday, 7 on Saturday, and 5 on Sunday. Downstream trolling Super Baits was our main technique. With the dark clouds and less sunlight, we found the fish a little more suspended this weekend. Also, with the rain we got, by Sunday, I started seeing some new fish in the area we fished. This new push should carry us for the next few days. We also have more rain in the Forecast, so hopefully the fresher fish will keep showing and carry us through the end of the season this month.

High quality tackle, local expertise, USCG licensed and insured, guiding for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye. On a trip with Jacob, you can expect to not only catch fish, but to learn throughout the day.

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Name: Rising Son GS Date: October 01, 2016 Rating:
 
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Rising Son Adventures fished out of the Ringold launch both Saturday October 1st, and Sunday October 2nd. Overall, fishing was a bit tougher this weekend. We were able to get into a good morning bite both days, but the bite died off both days around 10 am. The water was rising both days and this usually changes the bite mid morning. Usually, I will switch from fishing the deep pools with Super Baits and find the travel lanes to back troll. As the water rises, the fish start moving and can be intercepted in these travel lanes. Unfortunately, the egg and plug bite did not produce too well for us. One of the major problems this weekend was the weeds. At times, gear couldn't be in the water for more than 30 seconds before being completely covered in moss and weeds. Luckily we had great action at daylight and filled the fish box each morning.

One question I get a lot about Super Bait fishing is how deep to fish. This is a very tough question to answer. There are several variables. Troll speed, amount of lead, and line angle all play into how deep you are actually fishing. The goal is to fish 5-10 feet off the bottom. In the Reach, the water is crystal clear. These fish can see a long ways and will come up to bite, but will never go down. Error on the side of fishing a little shallower and you will find the fish. Here are a few pictures from this weekends catch.

I still have October 23 and 30th open for 3 seats each day. Give me a call before these fill!
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Name: manukabay Date: September 27, 2016 Rating:
 
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This is a report for Tuesday September 27th at 3:00pm through Friday September 30th at 2:00pm. So basically 2 full days and 2 part days of fishing. The area fished was from Ringold to the Powerline hole, which sits next to the old Hanford Township. 4 rods were being fished at all times. Mostly two guys in the boat, but Tuesday afternoon we had a third, as my brother in law from Pasco joined us. Our fishing technique was exclusively back-trolling flatfish - mostly Yakima Hawg Nose 5.5's, but a few Kwikfish in the mix. All plugs carried a tuna wrap. Most of the time we used Jumbo jet divers but in certain places we flatlined.

Tuesday afternoon was good. Got on the water about 3:00 from the Parking 7 launch and got three before dark. Got them all between the launch and the power lines.

Wednesday was epic. On the water before daybreak. One of us limited (3) at 9:00, the other at 11:37. All in the neighborhood of the Parking 7 launch (within a mile of it). Just one of those days when you can do no wrong, we found the fish and boated them.

So brimming with confidence, we were once again on the water before daybreak on Thursday. But we just couldn't find the biters, only a few drive-by hits but no real take downs. So we drive down to Ringold to see if they were down there. We tried one hole for an hour or so with nothing happening. So we went to another hole, where we boated three three pretty quickly (one jack and two adults). Finally got a little something going! And then the hole went dead, no biters for an hour or so. Then we motored back up the Powerline hole and ground it out for the rest of the day, getting three more. So one of us limited and the other came within a half inch of limiting as his jack was 23-1/2 inches. All in all a good day, we can't complain, but not the epic day we had on Wednesday.

Friday was also tough early, but it was a different scenario. We got several hits and take downs and even a couple good fights, but it doesn't count unless you can get it him the boat. Then it went dead. Being the impatient type, we motored down to Ringold again and the same thing happened, got some bites and take downs but we just couldn't seem to boat them. Then when that hole went dead, we motored back up to the Powerline hole. We had intended to be off the water and on our way home to Idaho by 1:00, but we just couldn't stand the idea of being skunked. So we stuck it out. Finally got a nice 19 pounder at 2:00 almost directly underneath the power lines. Called it good and took our fish to the butcher in Pasco who processes all our fish.

So the final score on the week was 16 fish in the boat: 3 on Tuesday, 6 on Wednesday, 6 on Thursday (counting the jack), and 1 on Friday. Oh, and one incidental 13 inch trout. Strangest thing I ever saw, I would have never believed a trout could get all three barbs of a hook that big into his mouth, but he did. None of the fish were real huge, I think the biggest were a couple in the 19-20lb range. Came home with 108lbs of fillets this time.

With the fish not being huge, we only took one pic all week, I'll attach it. This is my buddy Alex holding one of the bigger fish he got.

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Name: Rising Son GS Date: September 24, 2016 Rating:
 
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I wanted to give a quick update on the Hanford Reach Salmon fishing from this past weekend. Munden's Rising Son Adventures fished on the lower Reach around the Ringold area. Like most years on the Reach, water levels have played a major part in the fishing. Knowing when and where to be at different water levels is key to consistently putting fish in the box. As a general rule of thumb, low or dropping water, fish the deeper holding water. On high or rising water, fish travel lanes as fish will be moving more. One of the major frustrations on the reach in recent years are the amount of weeds that are building up throughout the summer. When water is high, then drops fast, the weeds are collected from the sloughs and back eddies and come rushing down the river. The first 3-4 hours after a high water drop are almost unfishable. We have been able to grind through the veggies and put fish in the box on every trip this year. Our primary techniques have been downstream trolling super baits. I run a pro-troll flasher, 8-12 oz of lead, and a super bait. To be honest, colors have not seemed to play a big difference this year. Stuff these baits with a good meat concoction and get it near the bottom and your fishing! Notice I said "meat" concoction and not just tuna. With so much pressure, try thinking outside the box and use a little variety in your baits. Tuna is not the only option. We are averaging between 8-10 chances a trip. With this type of fishing, you do loose some fish, but some days everything works out and you have a great day and lots of salmon in the box!

Give me a call if interested in this fishery. I have October 16, 23, and 30th open for 3 people each day. Fill all three spots and I give a 15% discount. Tight lines! Jake

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Name: Honda Date: September 24, 2016 Rating:
 
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Started fishing at Ringold at about 3:30 and and finished at 5:30. Caught 1 fish back trolling eggs. Was the only fish we seen caught the whole time out. Had some fun and caught a fish! But going upstream 1 time we hit some really big waves from another boat boat a broke a fishing pole! Turned out to be a very expensive fish!!!

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Name: FishintimidatorsGS Date: August 25, 2016 Rating:
 
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Me and my brother caught one fish and had two other takedowns on cutplug superbaits trolling downstream at Baitman Island. Not wild yet but a place to catch a salmon if you get out early!

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Name: onewheeler Date: May 14, 2016 Rating:
 
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We were fishing primarily for Pikeminnow, but caught a few different ones instead. Starting fishing under the bridge between Richland and Pasco in Columbia Point Park. Worms worked for catching small 8-10in Rainbow Trout from the bank. Tube jigs didn't work in this location.

We made our way down to the point itself where it comes to the confluence with the Yakima River. A trolling boat saw plenty of fish on his sonar. They turned out to be Smallmouth Bass, which we got one 12in with green/pumpkin tube jigs.

Up the river about a mile from the bridge on the East bank (Pasco), we had no luck with tube jigs, worms, or rooster tails. Further up we tried Ringold Springs. The shores were flooded along most trails except for the rocky boat launch area on the South side of where the canal flows into the river. Same tube jig floated with the current in a few feet of water and snagged a decent size Carp (16in / 5lbs maybe?).

The last location we tried was upstream from the Wahluke boat launch. Same deal with nothing working. Nobody else there had any luck either.

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Name: Lambojac Date: May 03, 2016 Rating:
 
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Got to go on my first Salmon fishing trip on Sept. 16-18th. Only got to fish 1 day however as other weekend plans got in the way but had an awesome time regardless.

Got out on the water Saturday the 17th at about 7:30 in the morning. Not sure of the exact location on the water we were at because I'm quite new to this area. Boy are the boat launches quite the "goat rope" but they work. Just a rocky riverbed with a few boulders to dodge. Lol. Anyway, the first fish was the smallest. Got her around 9:30. Second one came in at about noon, which was my big one for the day, solid 18lbs. I believe the last, one caught by the girlfriend, was around 3 in the afternoon. We had 2 bites that never stayed on the hook, lost one at the boat, and lost one after about a 2 minute fight.

All in all, it was an awesome first trip and I cannot wait to do it again! Cooked some of that salmon up last week and my lord is it delicious.

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Name: riverhunter Date: November 07, 2015 Rating:
 
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Well my wife had planned our weekend without my say in it and had commitments with her family that I could have lived without. So off to Pasco we were. The prior night I looked on the Internet for locations near Pasco to for salmon or steelhead and what popped off was ice harbor dam on the Snake and ringold on the Columbia. Decided to try my luck at ringold. Friday night we left to Pasco arriving late Friday night. I spent all night looking for directions and techniques for ringold steelhead. Directions I found techniques, not so much, so what the heck they are steelhead right? Left Pasco towards ringold Saturday morning around 530. Arrived to a spot where an irrigation canal runs straight to the Columbia. Seen ppl fishing it but was sketchy myself. At first I thought this was the hatchery creek but turns out it wasn't. The hatchery creek was couple hundred yards more. I guess the steelhead cruise in and out that canal. Went for bobber and jig as everyone around was using the same and seem to be doing farely well. Seen around 15 steelhead caught before it was my turn. Decent cookie cutter hen but my first from eastern Washington. Heck my first in the desert. Im used to fishing around trees and forests. The view is spectacular and if you haven't tried ringold steelhead put it on your bucket list as these fish put up a great fight. Fished jumped several times putting on a great show and making me nervous as I was using barbless. Turns out they clip two fins on these fish.

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