Smallmouth bass on the Columbia

Labor Day weekend fishing trips are a tradition on the Columbia River. It’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. This weekend, smallmouth bass fishing should be good on the Columbia River, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

Smallmouth bass are golden green to bronze with dark vertical bars and blotches on the side. The upper jaw does not extend beyond the eye. In some locations, it has a red eye. Somewhat smaller than the largemouth, smallmouth bass in Oregon may reach 23-inches and exceed 7 pounds.

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