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Fins & Feathers Guided Fishing Trips
at Hanford Reach WA.

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Hanford Reach Guided Fishing

Located in the middle of Washington which can best be described as a desert, lay’s the wildest section of river in the Columbia River basin, the Hanford reach. The Hanford reach is one of the most talked about and world renowned fisheries we participate in. Hanford provides the best opportunity to wrestle with the Chinook of a lifetime and occasionally a big white sturgeon. A combination of the fishing, landscape, and the mighty Columbia River make this not just a fishing trip but a fishing adventure.

There is always a chance at 40+ lb fish, most average 10-25 lbs. The limit varies year by year from 1 to 2 fish but it typically 2 fish per person, and you are allowed to harvest hatchery origin and wild fish which will be processed at the end of the trip however you would like them. Our professional guides are geared up with the best equipment, vessels, and knowledge to ensure you are safe and successful.  The primary technique used is trolling however this large stretch of river allows us to utilize multiple different fishing styles. This wild river section is home to these Chinook where they return to breed and produce the next generation of mighty king salmon. Since this is the spawning ground, these fish are aggravated and will give you a hard pulling heart pounding fight you won’t soon forget.

Our home base while we are fishing the Hanford reach is just upstream of the Vernita bridge. Vernita is about 45 minutes north of the tri cities and 30 minutes from Desert Aire, both of which have lodging accommodations. Guest with travel trailers or campers can also set up camp at the Vernita bridge camp ground. Keep in mind this location does not have hook ups so plan on bringing a generator.

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Fishing trips

A 50% deposit is required upon reservation. 7 day advance cancellation notice for deposit Refund. If a client cancels within 48 hours of a Charter or no shows, the full amount of the trip will be charged. Our cancellation policy applies to all situations; we are sorry we cannot afford to make exceptions for personal emergencies. Our trips run rain or shine so dress for the weather cancellation due to rough water or weather are at Guide’s discretion. If a charter is canceled due to conditions and cannot be rescheduled a full refund will be issued. 

A Washington fishing license is required to go on the trip, also ask for a Salmon card.

hanford Reach


guided Salmon Fishing


guided Salmon Fishing


guided Salmon Fishing


guided Salmon Fishing

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