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Thursday, September 17, 2020
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. It sounds like the fishery along the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River is starting to take off. I'm hearing good reports of feisty fish showing up along White Bluffs and a few at Vernita. Of course, this is the time of year that a veritable city appears along the shoreline upriver from the Vernita Bridge. If you have never launched here, be prepared for rocks, long lines, and a lesson in launch etiquette. In fact, if you've never fished this area, I'd highly encourage you to find a buddy who has and hitch a ride with them or spend a few dollars and fish it with a guide to learn the ropes. It's not that it's dangerous, but more of a case where you need to learn the holes where fish hang and the approach with lures and gear. Depending on where you are, the approach is completely different. Which reminds me, have you ever tried hover fishing? Not that you'd be able to do it on the Reach right now, but I have to get down to the lower Columbia and do it again next year. More on that later. Until next time, Good Fishing! (photo courtesy of Mike Roth, Team Takedown Guide Service)