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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

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. Plus they got in on some Portland Springer action as well. Free Fishing Weekend: June 3rd and 4th June 3rd and 4th are free fishing days in Oregon for 2023. No licenses or tags required, even for salmon, […]

2023 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons Set

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

The 2023 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 […]

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 […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Season Proposed

4 mane with their ocean salmon limits.

The 2023 Ocean Salmon Season details are still in the works and will be announced shortly. The Pacific Fishery Management Council is working with three proposed alternatives for the seasons, which include Astoria. All three proposals have retention for both Chinook and hatchery Coho wide open on opening day. The ocean salmon season is slated […]

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 […]

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 in the Buoy 10 forecast. 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 […]

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 have arrived in Tillamook. The fish we have seen so far are bigger and brighter than last year’s fish. River levels were good through the weekend, and will continue to slowly drop […]

Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Seasons

4 happy guys with their Columbia River keeper sturgeon

**UPDATE: No 2023 Sturgeon Retention in Astoria Due to the decline of juvenile sized sturgeon in proportion to the population, there will not be a keeper sturgeon season in Astoria in 2023. While being able to retain a white sturgeon may be on some bucket lists, not having a keeper sturgeon season this spring does […]

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 […]

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 […]