Fishing in Cascade Locks

A Fine Kettle of Fish

Fishing at the Cascade Locks Canal - photo by Rebecca Sergeant 2014“The spectacular Columbia River Gorge is a one of a kind experience in the Pacific Northwest. The Gorge is a river canyon 85 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep. Carved by volcanic eruptions and Ice Age floods over millions of years, the Gorge is the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountains. The cataclysmic floods also transformed flowing river tributaries into hanging waterfalls creating the largest concentration of waterfalls in North America. The Gorge is also host to a unique diversity of plant and animal life, including some of the best all year around fishing hosting various salmon species, steelhead, and prehistoric sturgeon fish. This wild and beautiful place has also served as a human corridor for tens of thousands of years, and was explored by Lewis and Clark and traversed by thousands of Oregon Trail pioneers.” —