Thu., Sept. 26, 2013 Gone fishing Twitter Facebook Reddit This 50-pound fall chinook salmon was caught in September using downriggers and plug-cut herring on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review) SALMON FISHING -- I've headed to the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River to see first hand what this record run of chinook salmon is all about. Photo above shows a 50-pounder I landed there a few years ago. Think big! Stay tuned. Posted Sept. 26, 2013, 7:33 a.m.