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Astoria Fishing Report

4 happy guys with their ocean salmon and bottom fish haul

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.

*Current Astoria Fishing Report*

  • 3 fish daily bag limit of salmon remains in place, only hatchery coho may be retained. We will be dropping crab pots in Astoria and the Tillamook area through the rest of the season.
  • Limits of rockfish and crab when the ocean allows. A customer hauled in a 14 lb lingcod just the other day.

Salmon fishing is slowing down at Buoy 10 as the fall season comes to an end. We’ve taken advantage of some nice days on the ocean to get out for rockfish and ling cod off shore near Seaside and Cannon Beach.  Legion’s Mercy allows us to go where most of the fleet doesn’t go, giving us fishing opportunities beyond salmon fishing out of Astoria. We’ve also found a sweet bottom fishing spot that’s in the river. We’re already booking trips for 2023, so let us know if you’d like to get on the calendar.

Proud angler with his 22 pound Buoy 10 fall chinook salmon

Ocean Salmon Fishing

This year we had some of the best ocean salmon fishing we’ve had in years. That’s coming from a guy who has spent a lot of time on the water. With multiple boats that can handle ocean fishing, we had more opportunities than many of the guides out there. Adding Legion’s Mercy to the fleet has just increased our options. I’m already super stoked for next season!

3 proud dads with young kids and limits of ocean coho salmon

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing

Action in both the ocean and Columbia River. About 1.5 million fall salmon headed into the river, giving us a long, action-packed season that ran into October. It’s the perfect time to scheduled next year’s trip to check the Buoy 10 salmon fishing box off of your bucket list.

Limits of Chinook salmon from the Columbia River at the Buoy 10 fishery

Astoria Bottom Fish

Continues to be excellent with limits every time. Rockfish 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.

Guy in sunglasses holding up a 14 pound lingcod caught near the jetty in Astoria.

Astoria Tuna Fishing

Have given us some brief windows of opportunity so far. We got out for our first albacore tuna trip on Legion’s Mercy earlier in August, and it was amazing! With that said, we’re already looking forward to the 2023 season. The action can be fast and furious when we find a school of tuna, making for an experience like no other.

Teenager proudly holding his first albacore tuna caught on the ocean out of Astoria

Astoria Sturgeon Fishing

Winding down our trophy sturgeon for the year as the sturgeon head to various waters to overwinter. 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.