Header Slide 1
lance fisher fishing 3
Lance Fisher Fishing Guide- Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon

Oregon Fishing

Export as KML for Google Earth/Google MapsOpen standalone map in fullscreen modeCreate QR code image for standalone map in fullscreen modeExport as GeoJSONExport as GeoRSS
Oregon Fishing

loading map - please wait...

Astoria Oregon Fishing: 46.193963, -123.787342
Tillamook Bay and Rivers Fishing: 45.453333, -123.838894
Portland Oregon Fishing: 45.520200, -122.674000
Willamette River: 45.357518, -122.613108
Winchester Bay Fishing: 43.677000, -124.178000
Hood River: 45.704800, -121.533000
marker icon
 Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Astoria Oregon Fishing

Fishing Charters in Astoria, Oregon by guide, Lance Fisher. Spring Salmon from March-April. Sturgeon from June-July. Steelhead from June-July. Summer Salmon June-July. Fall Chinook Salmon and Coho August-September. For more info, visit our Astoria Fishing Guides and Charters Page.

422 Gateway Avenue, Suite #220 Astoria, Oregon 97103
marker icon
 Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Hood River

We have a number of rivers that we fish in the Columbia Gorge around Hood River. The Deschutes, Klickitat and White Salmon all host runs of Salmon. These rivers also pour cold water into the Columbia River attracting fish destined for other rivers as well. Fishing is best in the Columbia River Gorge in the Spring briefly from the end of April through the first week of May. The Fall run is good from the end of August through October.

Hood River Oregon, United States of America
marker icon
 Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Portland Oregon Fishing

Portland is a very unique city for fishing. With the Columbia River, Willamette River, Sandy River and Clackamas River, there is no shortage of fishing opportunities. Columbia River Spring Chinook: March-May. Willamette River Spring Chinook: April-June. Columbia River Fall Salmon: September-October. Winter Steelhead on the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers: February- March.

Portland Oregon, United States of America
marker icon
 Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Tillamook Bay and Rivers Fishing

Tillamook Fishing Fishing Guides and Charters with Lance Fisher. Steelhead: December-March, Spring Salmon: May-June, Fall Salmon: September-November. For more information visit my Tillamook Fishing Page.

Tillamook, OR, USA
marker icon
 Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Willamette River

The Willamette River hosts Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon opportunities. Spring Chinook Salmon are the big draw and available March-June. The Steelhead are typically caught while fishing for Salmon and aren't necessarily targeted. Catch and release Sturgeon fishing exists year round.

Willamette River, West Linn, OR, USA
marker icon
 Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Winchester Bay Fishing

Winchester Bay is home to some pretty spectacular Salmon fishing. We have an ocean intercept fishery that targets Salmon headed to the Sacramento, Klamath and Rogue Rivers.  The ocean fishery starts in July and goes into August. We also have an Umpqua River run that returns and offers us amazing fishing as well starting in August. The Umpqua portion of the run lasts well into Septmeber.

Winchester Bay Oregon, United States of America

Oregon offers some of the best cold water fishing on the continent. Fishing in Oregon consists of runs of Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon that offer near year around fishing opportunities. Although I can’t fish every river in Oregon, the guided fishing and charters that I do offer are on some of the most well known systems in the west.

Tillamook County is one of the richest Salmon and Steelhead fishing areas anywhere. Tillamook Bay, the Nestucca, Wilson and Trask Rivers make up a list of opportunities that all exist within 20 minutes of each other.

To the south, Winchester Bay is famous for two things. As the mouth of the world famous Umpqua River and of it’s shore, as a staging area for Sacremento River Salmon. The combination of the two makes for incredible Salmon fishing that happens to start earlier than the fall Salmon options that I fish to the north.

To the interior of the state of Oregon, the Willamette River is the vein that is fed by all sorts of Salmon and Steelhead producing rivers. Spring Chinook is what the Willamette is so famous for, but summer steelhead offer fishermen a good time as well. The Willamette is fed by the likes of the Santiams, McKenzie, Molalla and Clackamas Rivers.

Just to the east of the Willamette you’ll find the Sandy River which is one of the most beautiful rivers on the planet. Good numbers of Steelhead and Salmon make this a great option close to Portland.

A nice limit of Chinook caught outside of Hood River, Oregon fishing with guide, Lance Fisher.

Of course, the largest and most famous of all the rivers is the Columbia River, which hosts fishing nearly 200 miles of fishing for our operation. Astoria, Portland, Bonneville Dam, Hood River and Rufus all offer my customers and I with great fishing.

Check out the links below for more information on places to fish in the state of Oregon.

Willamette River Fishing

One of the few rivers that runs from the South the Willamette River receives one of the great Spring Chinook Salmon Runs in the west.  And with rivers feeding it like the Clackamas, McKenzie and Santiams it’s easy to understand why.  Did I mention that we fish it right in the Portland area?  This is a great river!

Clackamas River Fishing

The Clackamas River boasts good runs of Winter Steelhead and Spring Chinook.  Draining off Mt. Hood and running into the Portland area, this is a Rose City favorite.

Winchester Bay Fishing

This fishery gets going early and is our first stop of the Fall Salmon fishing calendar. Coho, Chinook, great facilities and half the crowds of many of our North Coast fisheries. Catch limits are also good compared to some of the other fisheries that we enjoy.

Nice fish caught in Winchester Bay, Oregon fishing with guide, lance fisher

Tillamook Bay Fishing

Five rivers makes for one of the most productive bodies of water in the state.  Spring Chinook, Fall Chinook and Winter Steelhead all make their way through the bay into one of the great rivers that feed it.

Wilson River Fishing

The Wilson River is one of the legendary rivers on the North Coast.  A huge run of fall salmon and an equally impressive run of winter Steelhead makes this one of my favorites.

Oregon Fishing- Steelhead on! Wilson River in Tillamook, Oregon

Trask River Fishing

The Trask River is one of the five rivers that flows into Tillamook Bay.  It’s a prolific Fall Chinook producer and I regularly catch my largest fish of the year out of this system.  Big fish live here!

Nestucca River Fishing

Located 20 minutes to the south of Tillamook, the Nestucca tdoesn’t take a back seat to any of the other North Coast rivers.  Winter Steelhead and Fall Chinook Salmon are on the top of my list for fishing fun.

Oregon Fishing License Information

You can purchase your license in person at a variety of license retailers throughout Oregon. You can also purchase your fishing license online, but do be sure that you have the right license. If you’re fishing the Columbia Basin, you need a Columbia Basin Endorsement. Any river that connects to the Columbia River requires this. In addition to the Columbia River, the Willamette, Clackamas and Sandy Rivers all require such an endorsement. Of course there are more Oregon rivers that would be affected by this requirement as well. When booking a trip with me, I will make sure you’re aware of the licenses needed for your fishing trip.

For more information, or to book a trip, call us at 503-680-6809 or email me at lance@lancefisherfishing.com.