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Columbia River Fishing

Columbia River Fishing- A guide to news, reports and information for Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing for the Columbia River

Buoy 10 Salmon and Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon

Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Buoy 10 Salmon The Columbia River Compact just announced some exciting news! We’re being given additional fishing opportunities on the Columbia River this month. Both the Chinook and Coho runs are larger than what was forecast, so they are increasing the Buoy 10 bag limits to 2 fish per day in Astoria beginning this Saturday. […]

September Salmon Choices

Chinook limits at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Buoy 10 Astoria Salmon Fall salmon season began last month at Buoy 10 in Astoria. We finished the Chinook season strong and immediately moved into Coho season last Friday. More and more Coho are moving into the Columbia River each day and we’re having a great time fishing for them. While it’s a Coho only […]

2020 0825 Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Continues

Chinook Salmon limits at Buoy 10 in Astoria

There’s been a lot to enjoy in Astoria and on the Columbia River at the Buoy 10 Salmon fishery the past 10 days. Overall we’ve had great weather and fun times on the water. We’ve been fishing for Chinook Salmon so far and have brought in several whoppers that topped the scales at over 25 […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Season is Underway in Astoria

Opening Day Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Fabulous weather and fall salmon heading into the freshwater of the Columbia River, what could be better? The 2020 Buoy 10 Salmon Season opened on Friday, August 14th. We’ve enjoyed early morning launches, good times with friends and customers, and catching some beautiful Chinook Salmon. Once we’re off the water, it’s time for great food […]

Columbia River Fall Salmon Rundown

Happy couple with their Columbia River Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria

10 short days remain until opening day of Columbia River Fall Salmon fishing for 2020. For fishing guides and customers alike, there’s nothing quite like the rush that Buoy 10 salmon fishing provides as fall runs of salmon funnel through the mouth of the river in Astoria. While Buoy 10 gets lots of attention, it […]

Summer Fishing on the Columbia River – Happening Now

Summer Steelhead fishing as a family on the Columbia River

Columbia River Steelhead Last Thursday the Columbia River re-opened for Summer Steelhead fishing and we couldn’t be happier. What could be better than watching the sunrise from the river while plunking coonshrimp for steelhead?  We’ve had beautiful weather and nice fishing opportunities every day so far. The Columbia River Steelhead season is only open through […]

Portland Area Columbia River Fishing Wide Open

Beautiful summer chinook salmon caught on the Columbia River

The Columbia River Compact just announced another opener that begins tomorrow. The Columbia River will be open for Summer Chinook and Steelhead fishing from July 16th through July 31st. This decision lengthens the Summer Chinook opener that was scheduled to close today, and re-opens Summer Steelhead, which was closed last month to protect the Sockeye […]

Columbia River Summer Chinook Opener Extended

Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon on a Kwikfish lure

The Columbia River Compact just announced an extension of the Columbia River Summer Chinook opener that was slated to close today. Retention will be allowed through July 15th, giving us an additional week to chase summer salmon on the Columbia River. At that point, fishery managers will review numbers and add more fishing opportunities if […]

Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon Opener

A proud young man with his Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon

The Columbia River will be open for Summer Chinook Salmon retention for five days, July 4th through July 8th, throughout the stretch from Tongue Point to Pasco, Washington. The joint-state compact met today to review options and just announced the opener. We’re excited to have a few more dates to keep fish on the Columbia […]

Astoria Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing: It’s a Win Either Way

Happy angler with his keeper sturgeon in the Columbia River Estuary

While I think everyone would have enjoyed a little Keeper Sturgeon fishing in Astoria, with the Columbia River Compact not taking any action yesterday, let’s just consider it a win for the Catch and Release Sturgeon fishing that we’ll be able to do this summer. Think of it this way, there are 3,000 fish that […]