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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.

Free Fishing Weekend

13th birthday trip for a young man and his friends. A day of catch and release sturgeon fishing in Portland

Check out this photo of some awesome friends celebrating a 13th birthday by wrangling sturgeon for the day in Portland. They were a great bunch and had a blast. Free Fishing Weekend November 25 and 26th are the last set of free fishing days in Oregon for 2022. No licenses or tags required. This isn’t […]

Astoria Fishing Report

4 happy guys with their ocean salmon and bottom fish haul

Astoria offers a variety of fantastic fishing options throughout the year. We’ve added some new ocean experiences this year with the addition of Legion’s Mercy, our 34′ Venture, center-console boat. Between the new boat and our classic sled trips, there are fishing opportunities for everyone. We’ll be keeping you up to speed with current fishing […]

Introducing Legion’s Mercy

Legion's Mercy at daybreak. West Mooring Basin

The past few weeks we’ve had some amazing fishing out of Astoria. I haven’t seen early ocean fishing like this for awhile – a flat ocean, beautiful weather, and mostly limits of salmon make for a perfect day on the water. But we decided to throw in something new while we’re out on the ocean […]

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 Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2022 Buoy 10 Fishing Forecast

3 guys and a gal with their Buoy 10 salmon

This is the time of year when Buoy 10 Salmon and ocean abundance numbers for Astoria begin to get tossed around. While numbers aren’t official, I’m hearing some really good things for this year’s possibilities. Like, REALLY good things. Chinook Salmon I’ll start with Chinook. We’re looking at a Preliminary Forecast of about  500k Chinook […]

Tillamook Drift Boat Days

Fall Chinook Salmon caught from a drift boat in Tillamook

One of the great features of Tillamook is the variety of water we get to fish. From the salt water of the ocean and bays to the freshwater of the river systems, there’s something for everyone. Late fall and winter are the season of Tillamook drift boat trips. A lot of fall salmon have already […]