When Portland temperatures head toward triple digits, the Oregon Coast is a favorite escape for many. Even when the sun is shining, the temps are cooler, and there’s often an ocean breeze to greet you. Astoria summer fishing is in full swing and will run right into fall fishing next month when we shift our efforts to fall salmon as they head for the freshwater of the Columbia River.
Columbia River Sturgeon fishing has provided some action-packed days on the water lately. Astoria summer fishing is unique situation. Oversized fish to 150 pounds, shallow water, and light tackle create the perfect conditions for some epic battles of man vs fish. Kids as young as 5, teenagers, adults, grandparents and yes, avid fishermen enjoy this bucket-list fishery. This year we’ll be Sturgeon fishing in Astoria through the first 2 weeks of August and still have some availability. Let us know if you would like to chase some monster fish.
August 14th is opening day for Buoy 10 salmon fishing this year, and through August 27th we’ll be targeting Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River. Buoy 10 is a well-known and popular fishery. Every fall salmon heading up the Columbia River has to funnel through the mouth of the river in Astoria, making Buoy 10 a prime fishery. Once the Chinook season closes in Astoria, Coho Salmon fishing will take center stage. We’ll be fishing for salmon in Astoria through September, and hopefully into October this year. From September on, we’re always happy to throw the crab pots out for you. Just let us know if that’s something you would like to include in your day.
Yes, the fishing has been excellent! That being said, good fishing is the reason that fishery managers have decided to hold off on any more ocean fishing for the time being. It’s a bummer for sure, but we are very excited about how many fish are out in the ocean right now. For those looking to fish the salt, the area around Garibaldi, about an hour south of Astoria, is still open and we’re also running combo trips for Salmon and Bottom Fish. Life is good on the Northern Oregon Coast. It’s really an embarrassment of riches.