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Fishing Guides

Final Countdown to Buoy 10 Fishing

Grandpa and granddaughters with Buoy 10 Salmon

It’s the final countdown to the Buoy 10 Salmon Season on the Columbia River, and we can’t wait to see what the 2021 season has in store for us. We’ve been looking forward to this popular fishery for months, and the time is finally here! The river opens for fall salmon fishing this Sunday, August […]

2021 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set

Beautiful Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon

**UPDATE – The Columbia River opens again for Spring Chinook Fishing** ODFW and WDFW have just announced additional Columbia River Spring Chinook retention dates. May 21st – 23rd will be a short weekend opportunity between Astoria and Bonneville. Then on June 1st, the same stretch of river will open up for an additional 15 days, […]

NW Steelhead

Man in waders holding a Tillamook Winter Steelhead

Every season brings its twists and turns. The 2021 steelhead season won’t go down as any epic event, but regardless, the month of March has so much to offer for steelheaders. The weather is improving, buds are bursting out, water temps are beginning to warm up, and there are a few fish moving up the […]

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 […]

2020 Columbia River Buoy 10 Season Announced *Update*

four people with their limit on salmon on the dock at buoy 10

2020 Buoy 10 Salmon Season The 2020 Buoy 10 Salmon season has been set! The full text of the joint decision by ODFW and WDFW is online, but here’s the season in a nutshell… Fishing on the Columbia River in Astoria opens up on August 14th this year. We can fish for both Chinook Salmon […]

2020 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set

Beautiful Spring Chinook Salmon caught on the Columbia River

Columbia River Spring Salmon The 2020 Columbia River Spring Chinook Season has been set. From March 1st – 31st, the Columbia River will be open for Spring Chinook fishing from Warrior Rock upstream to Beacon Rock. This gives us fishing opportunities for a nice stretch of river from just above the Cowlitz River to just […]

Tillamook Winter Steelhead

Proud angler with his first steelhead of the season

Tillamook Steelhead Winter Steelhead fishing in Tillamook provides some incredible days of fishing. The Steelhead are mere miles out of the ocean, and with several rivers to choose from, it’s a great place to fish. This time of year I’m always keeping an eye on the river levels and while we fish in all sorts […]

The Gift of a Guided Fishing Experience

Gift certificate and T-shirts in a cooler under the Christmas tree

December has arrived, and many of us are on the hunt for a unique gift. Giving an experience instead of a gift is becoming more and more popular. Time spent with loved ones is priceless and can create memories that last longer than something that comes wrapped in a box. Lance Fisher Fishing offers gift […]

Columbia River- Salmon and Sturgeon Openers

Happy man holding a Columbia River sturgeon

Columbia Keeper Sturgeon ODFW and WDFW ‘s announcement today added 2 days for Sturgeon retention on the Columbia River, from the Wauna powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam, including the Cowlitz River. The open dates are Saturday, October 19th, and Thursday, October 24th. Keeper size is 44-50 inches from nose to the fork in the tail, […]

October Salmon

Lewis River Fall Chinook Salmon

Lewis River Salmon October 1st marks the start of the wild chinook salmon season on the Lewis River, located just north of Portland. Fishing on the river has been good the past few weeks, and October is when we really get excited. We can now tag and keep those beautiful wild chinook that we had […]