It’s Buoy 10 salmon fishing season on the lower Columbia between the mouth of the river and Tongue Point. It’s a time when lots of private recreational boats and charter boats are on the river, trying to catch those delicious salmon.

We’ll talk about a few things to keep in mind if you go out, and why if you’re inexperienced it’s a great idea to hire a fishing guide: someone who knows how to keep you safe in a demanding environment and also knows where the fish are.