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2022 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons Set

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

The 2022 Columbia River Summer/Fall Salmon and Steelhead seasons have been set. This is a joint effort with WDFW and takes some coordination each year. Increased numbers on this year’s fall salmon forecast are giving us a summer salmon season, a longer fall salmon season throughout the Columbia River, and a 3 fish bag limit […]

Summer Astoria Sturgeon Fishing is in Full Swing

Family fun while trophy sturgeon fishing in Astoria.

Columbia River Estuary The Columbia River Estuary is a unique fishery where the river meets the sea, and its brackish water provides some of the best fishing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest, possibly in the world. While many know of the Buoy 10 Fall Salmon fishery that begins Astoria 1st in August, fewer people know […]

Oregon Ocean Salmon Seasons

Salmon limits for everyone with ocean fishing 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 […]

2022 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Season

4 happy guys with their Columbia River keeper sturgeon

**UPDATE: Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Season Extended Today the ODFW/WDFW Joint Compact added 2 more dates for Astoria sturgeon retention. These additional dates are Wednesday, June 8th, and Saturday, June 11th. All other previous regulations, as described below, remain in place. It’s finally here! The day we’ve all been waiting for with anticipation. The 2022 […]

2022 Portland Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing – Guide Update

6 guys fishing for Portland Spring Chinook Salmon

April in Oregon brings blooming cherry trees and Spring Chinook fishing. April 6th was the last salmon fishing day of the season on the Columbia River, and with that, both our focus and the fish are shifting to the Willamette River, which runs right through the heart of Downtown Portland. We fish various stretches of […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Season Proposed

4 mane with their ocean salmon limits.

While this isn’t official until May, experience tells us that this is very likely going to happen. The 2022 Ocean Salmon Season for Astoria has been proposed and it looks like retention will be wide open for both Chinook and hatchery Coho on opening day. The ocean salmon season is slated to start on June […]

Portland Spring Chinook Preview

Willamette River Spring Chinook Salmon

Just a few days remain of winter before the calendar announces the beginning of spring. In the Portland area, that means it’s time to start chasing Springers! A bunch of early spring chinook have already been caught starting the end of February, with the bulk of the fish beginning to arrive in April. While the […]

Columbia River Fishing Forecast – Spring and Summer Salmon

A nice spring chinook caught on the Columbia River

In the first of many forecasts to come over the next couple months, the Columbia River fishing forecast for Spring and Summer Summer was just released by ODFW. The preliminary numbers for the 2022 run are looking good, especially the Spring Chinook and Summer Sockeye numbers of almost 200,000 each! Add in Summer Chinook and […]

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. The last few days of the month have been mild and fairly dry. I’ll take 60 degrees in Portland in November anytime! We’ve wrapped up a pretty amazing fall salmon season, and we’re not done fishing in […]