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Oregon Fishing

Oregon Fishing- A guide to news, reports and information for Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing for Oregon rivers and ocean.

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, […]

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 […]

Astoria Fishing Happening Now

Happy lady holding her Buoy 10 Chinook salmon in Astoria.

What do you want to fish for in 2024? Our Astoria location offers fishing for everyone. Some of the best salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Plus we have tuna, lingcod, rockfish, and crabbing. Yes, it’s a smorgasbord of fishing, and as far as I’m concerned it doesn’t get much better than this. Buoy 10 […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Continues

Lance and a happy customer showing off their native Chinook salmon caught at the Buoy 10 fishery.

Buoy 10 Update August 7th, 2023 – Chinook retention reopens tomorrow, September 8th, at the Buoy 10 fishery, and it’s not just open. It’s wide open! For the rest of the Buoy 10 season on the Columbia River, we can retain both hatchery and native Chinook as well as hatchery Coho salmon. We currently have […]

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 2023 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 on Monday, August […]

Astoria Sturgeon Fishing – Tarpon of the Northwest

A nice big sturgeon from the Astoria estuary on the Columbia River

*July 2023 Update* Now through the first week of August may see some of the most action-packed days of sturgeon fishing of the year. We have three more weeks of Trophy Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River in Astoria before we switch completely over to fall salmon fishing at Buoy 10.  Over the weekend we […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Season Opener

Fishing guide, Lance Fisher, and 2 happy men holding their chinook salmon.

Astoria Ocean Salmon Fishing We took Legion’s Mercy out for the opening weekend of the 2023 Astoria ocean salmon season and had a blast! Everyone had their chinook in the ice box by 7:30 am and then we went hunting for coho. We’re expecting to have some pretty incredible fishing through July and then we […]

Astoria Summer Extravaganza

Trophy sturgeon in the shallows of the Columbia River in Astoria

Astoria is the hotspot for fishing each summer. Its unique location overlooking where the river meets the sea allow us to partake in a variety of fishing opportunities from June through September. Whether you’re interested in salmon, sturgeon, bottom fish, or crab, there’s a fishery to fit your needs. Columbia River Summer Salmon The lower […]