Astoria is the hotspot for fishing each summer. Its unique location overlooking where the river meets the sea allow us to partake in a variety of fishing opportunities from June through September. Whether you’re interested in salmon, sturgeon, bottom fish, or crab, there’s a fishery to fit your needs.
The Ocean Salmon season begins in just a few days. June 20th opens up the Chinook season out of Astoria. On the 29th the ocean opens up for Coho as well. The window of ocean fishing we have before the Buoy 10 Columbia River Salmon season opens gives us a chance to chase fresh salmon before they head toward freshwater. As the salmon engage in their final feast of baitfish we can have some action-packed summer days of fishing. We will be fishing the ocean all the way until Buoy 10 opens on August 14 or until our sport fishing quota is met.
Trophy sturgeon season is already underway on the Columbia River. More fish will continue to move into the estuary as the season continues. July is prime time to book a guided fishing trip to wrestle these prehistoric fish. You don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve battled these beasts in shallow water, but we made a short video to show you some of the fun we have. Take a look.
Buoy 10 Salmon Season opens on the Columbia River on August 14th this year. We’ll be targeting Chinook through the 27th and then switching over to Coho after that. Buoy 10 creates an atmosphere like no other as anglers from around the world gather in Astoria for fall salmon fishing. Restaurants are bustling, hotels provide a place to rest, and there’s a ton of other things to do and see while you’re in town.
Astoria is a great place to be no matter the season, but it’s one of my favorite places to spend a summer day. Come join me. Columbia River or Pacific Ocean. Sturgeon or Salmon. The choice is yours.