Your Guide to Adventure in Northwest River Fishing

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~ guide Rick Estes, Adriatic Outfitters

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Rick Estes, sportfishing guide, Adriatic Outfitters
Rick Estes, sportfishing guide, Adriatic Outfitters

The Latest Fishing News


Fall Chinook and Silvers

Fall Chinook is in full swing.  I just got back from a great trip up on the Klickitat river.  Where each fall I am part of the Ed Iman fish camp.  During this time I have many of my sponsors and film crews up for a week of fun times,  some great fishing and food.  … Continue reading Fall Chinook and Silvers


Summer Chinook and Steelhead

Well Springer season is behind us and we are catching some nice Summer Chinook and Steelhead.  We will be targeting Steelhead through August and still have some great dates available.  Also you cannot beat the nice weather, great time for a family outing. August through September is looking to get a fantastic time catching Fall … Continue reading Summer Chinook and Steelhead


Winter Steelhead is kicking into high gear

We are starting to fish the late run of Winter Steelhead that is heading up the Cowlitz.  The water conditions have been outstanding , even with the rain we have had.  We will be targeting them thru April.  The cool thing about this year is the large run of Chinook that will be entering the … Continue reading Winter Steelhead is kicking into high gear


2016 run forecast meeting notes

There was some good news to go around for the sportfishing industry leaders who packed into the run forecast meeting. Following last year’s record-setting run of 1.4 million Fall Chinook, anglers and businesses can look forward to the upcoming spring and summer runs with forecasters expecting average to above average returns of Columbia, Willamette, and … Continue reading 2016 run forecast meeting notes


Great Fall Salmon and Coho are starting to come in

If you where lucky enough to fish with me we have had a great fall salmon season so far.  The Chinook have been very large and the the Coho we have caught so far have been in the high teens.  I will be fishing for the salmon through November.  We have many great days still … Continue reading Great Fall Salmon and Coho are starting to come in


Summer Steelhead is hot

Summer Steelhead is a blast.   We are even catching some early Fall Chinook.  We are fishing Summers thru August and also sliding in some Fall Chinook trips.   Prime time for Fall Chinook is late August thru September.


What a great springer season along with Steelhead

What a great springer season we are having.  Had a wonderful time on the Columbia waether was great and the fishing outstanding the best in years.   We are moving back up into the Cowlitz chasing them along with Steelhead that are still heading up.  Great time to still trip.  Also June Hogs are right around … Continue reading What a great springer season along with Steelhead


Winter Steelhead is heating up

We have been having some great trips lately fishing Winter Steelhead. We will continue to be fishing them through April and still have dates open. With over 300,000 spring Chinook heading up the Columbia we are very excited about a outstanding year.


Cowlitz River Winter-run Steelhead Chrome for Christmas

What a great day on the water,  the sun was out after a brief  morning rain.  Kyle is home for Christmas break from College.  He was rewarded with a nice bright Steelhead.  We have had  some great days fishing for winter Steelhead and the season is just getting started.  We will be fishing winter Steelhead … Continue reading Cowlitz River Winter-run Steelhead Chrome for Christmas

Winter Steelhead done fishing by 10am

Winter Steelhead time

This is the time of year to start thinking about booking your trip for Winter Steelhead.  The last few years have been great runs and this year is looking to be just as good.  We are starting to fish now through April.  Thinking of Christmas, give a gift of a trip, gift certificates are available … Continue reading Winter Steelhead time

Cowlitz River, Coho, Sister Casey and Adriatic Outfitters

October Coho Run

This week the rain is going to be good news,  it will start to drive the Coho up into the Cowlitz.  This is the time to book your trip, as this years run will be one of the largest to day.


Day out with the Brad’s crew

We had a great day on the water with the Brad’s crew it was Haley’s birthday trip and her first Chinook salmon ever caught.

Fall King Salmon Columbia River Adriatic Outfitters

Fall Chinook fishing

Fall Chinook fishing have starting to heat up.  We are catching some great Chinook and the Coho are coming in also.  If you have not booked your trip there is still time, don’t miss out.

First Summer Steelhead on the Columbia

Book your salmon and steelhead trip today

It was one of the best years we have had and the weather — on most days — turned out to be just fine. Now it is time to turn our attention to the Chinook fishery.  This time of year is always good as we will be fishing the springers coming up the Columbia and … Continue reading Book your salmon and steelhead trip today

December 7, 2014. Stuff and nonsense, great fish, awesomely delicious. Libernatum unum.

Winter-run Steelhead

Another great day on the river Jeff Rago with a bright Winter Steelhead.


Your guide to adventure in Northwest river fishing