The History Behind These Gargantuan Oregon Salmon Is Beyond Fascinating
Anglers in Oregon who love salmon are in luck – they can be pulled from rivers all over the state, year-round. In the spring, you’ll find Chinook salmon in the Columbia, Willamette, and Rogue. In the summer, the Columbia is the place to fish, and in the fall you’ll want to head to Astoria. During winter months, the best salmon fishing is found in Oregons coastal rivers.
Today’s angler might be thrilled to pull a 30-40 pound Chinook from the river, but at the turn of the 20th century they were so huge that some were over 100 pounds.
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