Are you bounty fishing? Some guys make a decent living doing that, but I for one wish they would expand the areas for the bounties. These fish are everywhere in the Columbia and all tributaries as well. I've caught some big ones in the Willamette and John Day Rivers. To limit you to basically the dam spillway areas seems a little couterproductive to me.
I fish mainly for Steelhead these days, but get after Salmon when present and a day here and there for other species.