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2024 Oregon Free Fishing Weekend

Happy 3rd grader giving a thumbs up while his dad holds a sturgeon that probably weighs more than he does.

Check out this photo from an awesome father/son trip where some of the sturgeon outweighed the boys. 2024 Free Fishing Weekend: June 1st and 2nd June 1st and 2nd are the next set of free fishing days in Oregon for 2024. No licenses or tags required! This isn’t just for fishing. No shellfish licenses are […]

2024 Oregon Ocean Salmon Seasons

Group of 4 anglers standing on the dock by a boat, holding up their limits of ocean salmon out of Astoria.

Northern Oregon Coast Salmon Fishing The Pacific Ocean off the Northern Oregon Coast provides a variety of salmon options from May through October. Whether you prefer Chinook, Coho, or are just looking for a fun day on the ocean, there are options to choose from. We’ll be offering guided fishing trips for both spring and […]

Portland Springers Are Here!

4 nice Spring Chinook salmon.

*Update* 2024 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon season extended through April 11th The flowering cherry trees that line Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park are in full bloom. To many, that is a sign that spring has come to Portland. The Spring Chinook Salmon, known as Springers, are arriving as well. These local favorites are stunning, […]

Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Seasons

4 happy guys with their Columbia River keeper sturgeon

2024 UPDATE: Current Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing Sturgeon retention on the Columbia River will wrap up on March 14th, 2024. We had a few days of retention in the Dalles Pool and John Day Pool that some anglers enjoyed, but we don’t need retention days to chase sturgeon! In fact, the first half of the […]

It’s Time for Tillamook Steelhead!

A happy fisherman holding a Tillamook Steelhead on the Wilson River

Bright chrome fish, straight from the ocean…what could be better this time of year? Not much, and it looks like the winter steelhead run is off to a good start in Tillamook. The fish we have seen so far are bigger and brighter than last year’s fish. River levels have been low this week, but […]

2024 Columbia River Salmon Fishing Forecast – Spring and Summer

A nice spring chinook caught on the Columbia River

In the first of many forecasts to come over the next couple months, the 2024 Columbia River salmon fishing preseason forecast for Spring and Summer have been released by ODFW. The preliminary numbers for the 2024 run are similar to 2023 actual returns, with the Spring Chinook numbers just over 200,000 and Summer Sockeye numbers […]

NW Steelhead

Man in waders holding a Tillamook Winter Steelhead

The 2024 winter steelhead season is just getting started and we’re excited to see what it brings to the multiple rivers and locations that we fish. It’s still early in the season, but some we’ve already brought some nice fish to the boat. We brought 17 fish to the raft our last day out in […]

Jalapeño Lime Smoked Salmon Spread/Dip/Filling

Puff pastry filled with smoked salmon cream cheese spread

For the holidays, I wanted to pass on some of the salmon go-to’s that we share with family and friends. I shared the Sugar Free Smoked Salmon Recipe with you before. It’s very popular amongst my customers and also one of the top recipes of its kind on the internet. Who knew?!?! I’ll eat a […]

Give the Gift of Time Together

Gift certificates for guided fishing trips fit wonderfully under the tree

The holiday season has arrived and for many of us that includes exchanging gifts as we celebrate with friends and family. Shopping for and giving gifts may seem a bit trickier right now, but Lance Fisher Fishing can make it easier. Give the gift of a guided fishing experience! It doesn’t matter if the recipient […]

Portland Sturgeon Fishing: It’s Go Time!

Beautiful November Willamette River Sturgeon

November brought the changing of the seasons, with some great rain systems and also some beautiful crisp days. We’ve wrapped up a pretty amazing fall salmon season, and we’re not done fishing in 2023. It’s time to wrangle some big fish in the Portland area, where conditions have created some pretty nice fishing opportunities for […]