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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*

  • Great news! Buoy 10 salmon Chinook salmon fishing reopens on Saturday, October 1st. Coho fishing has been pretty incredible so far and now we get the opportunity to keep some Chinook. We couldn’t be happier since there’s no place we would rather be this time of year. A 3 fish daily bag limit of salmon (hatchery Coho and up to 1 Chinook) and crab pots ready to drop should give us some amazing opportunities through the rest of the season.

So many fish! We’ve had some incredible fishing so far and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. The B run of Coho should be heading into freshwater soon. There are still bright Chinook coming in fresh from the ocean.  There’s a lot of water at the Buoy 10 fishery, which gives us a lot of opportunities to get on fish. All I can say about fishing lately is, “Wow!” We head out early in the morning and come back in with fish in the box and happy anglers. 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 in Astoria!

Proud angler with his 22 pound Buoy 10 fall chinook salmon

Ocean Salmon Fishing

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. The Coho are here and if this is a glimpse of what’s ahead for the rest of the season, I’m super stoked!

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 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.

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.

Happy lady holding her ling cod

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, the best is yet to come and the season should run into early October. 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 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.