Astoria offers a variety of fantastic fishing options throughout the year. We’ve added some new ocean experiences this year with the addition of Legion’s Mercy, our 34′ Venture, center-console boat. Between the new boat and our classic sled trips, there are fishing opportunities for everyone. We’ll be keeping you up to speed with current fishing reports and previews of what’s coming up. Right now is the most exciting time of the year with multiple species to target.
So many fish! Buoy 10 salmon season opened on Monday, August 1st, but we were already targeting these same fish out in the ocean all July. There are a ton of salmon staging in the ocean outside the mouth of the Columbia River, and we already have fish in the river. All I can say about fishing lately is, “Wow!” It’s prime time for fall salmon fishing out of Astoria, but that’s not all. Small tides put everything into play, from salmon to bottom fish, even tuna! All ages and abilities are welcome onboard. It’s go time!
Some of the best ocean salmon fishing we’ve had in years, and it keeps getting better. That’s coming from a guy who has spent a lot of time on the water. If this is a glimpse of what’s ahead for the rest of the season, I’m super stoked!
Off to a great start, with action in both the ocean and Columbia River. About 1.5 million fall salmon are expected to head into the river and we’re planning on a long, action-packed season that will easily run into October. It’s the perfect time to check the Buoy 10 salmon fishing box off of your bucket list.
Continues to be excellent with limits every time. Black rock, China rock, and ling cod have been keeping the rods (and me) busy. Add in some salmon fishing and you’re in for an incredible experience on Legion’s Mercy, plus a whole lot of fish for the grill and freezer.
Have given us some brief windows of opportunity so far, and the best is yet to come. We’ll be sharing photos as we get started with tuna later this month.
Winding down our trophy sturgeon for the year and already looking forward to next May when we get started again.
Questions? Ready to book a trip? Contact us and we’ll get you taken care of.