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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. Bouy 10 is not for the faint of heart. There's ripping tides. Nasty water. Sand. And gobs of boats. Let alone the tension at plugged docks and boat ramps filled with impatient people. It's enough to make your blood pressure rise and question your will as an angler. But the reward can be a nice cooler full of bright Chinook salmon. Our family gathered near Astoria over the weekend to spread some of my Mom's ashes to fulfill her wish. I couldn't help but focus my attention to the Columbia River Friday on our way into town and Sunday on our way out of town to watch the circus. A mob of boats could be seen on both the upriver and downriver sides of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. I also took a moment to pay respects to the memory of my relatives who have plaques at the Meritime Memorial Park beneath the bridge on the Astoria side. My grandfather Ben Bay and his brother Franklin and father Frank all have plaques here. Regarding the Bouy 10 fishery, it sounds like the catch was pretty good on the opener. If you go, hire a guide. Until next time, Good Fishing!