The Columbia and Willamette rivers offer some of the best fishing the Pacific Northwest has to offer. These rivers offer fishing year round for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye. The Columbia River offers some of the best Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing in the world, all of this fishing within a short drive from Portland, Oregon. The Willamette is the smaller of the two but the fishing is every bit as good. The Willamette has very good spring Chinook Salmon fishing and also has some of the best catch and release Sturgeon Fishing year round!