Oregon Fishing

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

Buoy 10 Fish-Fest 2019

Limited out on salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria.

While we’ll have to wait a little longer before this is finalized by the individual state commissions, based on past experience, the proposed Buoy 10 Salmon season that the state of Washington released yesterday should be all the information we need to understand our upcoming opportunities on the Lower Columbia River out of Astoria. Anglers will get […]

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 2019 Ocean Salmon Season for Astoria has been proposed and it looks like we’re going to have very similar opportunities to the last couple of years. It’s slated to start on June 22nd for both Chinook and […]

Portland Springers Are Here!

4 nice Spring Chinook salmon.

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, in color, texture, and taste. If you’re looking to fire up the […]

2019 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon

4 proud anglers holding their keeper Columbia River sturgeon

Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife have just announced the dates for keeper sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from May 13th through June 5th, will be open for retention of white sturgeon in the Astoria Estuary. Keeper sturgeon legal catch size is 44-50” measured from the nose of the […]

Spring Break Steelhead

A proud young man showing off his Winter Steelhead caught on the Wilson River.

We’re enjoying the beginning of Spring in the Pacific Northwest. Most Oregon schools will be on spring break next week, with Washington schools out the first week of April. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city by heading to the coast is always a nice treat. While the kids may be begging […]

Snowpack – It’s Good for Springers!

a happy lady holding a spring chinook salmon caught on the willamette river

Friday’s unexpected snow might have caused some issues for local drivers, but it packed snow on the mountain like icing on a cake. Just a month ago the Willamette Basin was at 58% of average snowpack. Thanks to the unusually cold and wet month of February, that number has jumped to 109%! While some may […]

Winter Steelhead Fishing: Holiday Options

a beautiful tillamook county steelhead

With Thanksgiving behind us and December upon us, I believe it is safe to talk about the upcoming steelhead season. I have already seen a few confirmed pictures of steelhead that have been caught, and that makes me optimistic for what’s to come considering we’re hardly in the thick of it at this point. Here […]

November Salmon Closures- A Closer Look

Fishing closures on the Oregon Coast

Anyone who has done a lot of fishing here in the PNW knows that 2018 was not the best fishing. Of course there were some good days of fishing, but catch rates overall were not up to par. I know there’s more to fishing than the catching, but let’s not kid ourselves. I’m not into […]

Tillamook Drift Boat Fishing- Here Comes the Rain

A nice tillamook chinook salmon with a happy couple

With our up and down Tillamook Bay Fall Fishing season still going, our first big rain looms. From the forecast its looking like our rain pattern is suppose to get going this week. This is the rain everyone talks about every fall, the rain that moves the fish into the rivers. We’re not talking a […]

Tillamook Salmon: The Fall Run is On!

lance fisher and guest with large tillamook salmon in tillamook bay

Over the last few weeks there has been a change in the air out in Tillamook County. The mornings have gotten a little colder, there is frost on the grass, and we have even been given some small shots of rain, refreshing the region from a long dry summer; fall is here and with it […]