Tillamook Bay Fishing

Fall Salmon Opportunities Jam On

Happy angler with a chrome chinook salmon in Tillamook

Tillamook Salmon With 2 bays and 5 rivers to choose from, Tillamook County continues to provide opportunities for fall salmon fishing. Current bag limits are 2 adult salmon, only 1 of which may be a wild Chinook. Hatchery Chinook and Coho may also be retained, although at this time of year, the Coho have moved […]

North Coast Drift Boat Season Kickoff

netting a fall salmon out of a drift boat on a Northern Oregon Coast river

After a year in the sled, I love shifting gears and getting into the drift boat. It’s quiet, beautiful, and often times for me, some of the best fishing of the year. Like many of you, I’ve been watching this first real rain system of the year with great interest. We really never know how […]

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 […]

Coastal Salmon

Beautiful Tillamook Coho Salmon

As September winds down and we head into October, there are plenty of salmon fishing opportunities on the Oregon coast. In Astoria we’re fishing for coho at Buoy 10 on the Columbia River.  A little farther down the coast, in Tillamook, we’re fishing for coho and chinook in the bays and on the ocean. With […]

Fall Salmon Are on the Run

Happy young man with his Astoria Coho Salmon

It’s mid-September and fall salmon are on the run. With fishing opportunities at the coast and the upper Columbia River, we expect to be fishing for salmon through Thanksgiving. September often offers some beautiful weather, and the salmon are biting. It’s a great time to get out on the water.  Upper Columbia River Chinook The […]

September Salmon

Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River near Portland, OR.

Tillamook Salmon The non-selective coho ocean season opened up on August 31st on the central Oregon coast. This fishery allows anglers to retain both wild and hatchery salmon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September. During the first 2 days of the season an estimated 5,164 coho were landed, which was more than half of […]

Salmon Rodeo

Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon

The end of summer often means it’s time to take the family to the fairgrounds for food, games and livestock. But as far as I’m concerned, the best rodeo around doesn’t involve broncs or bulls. It’s all about Fall Salmon in Oregon and Washington. Tillamook Salmon Saturday, August 31st, is opening day for the second […]

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Fall Salmon Season!

Happy Gentleman with his fall chinook salmon

Astoria Salmon Astoria is the place to chase salmon in August as they head from saltwater to freshwater. We’re moving into Coho Salmon Season now and it’s going to be action packed. The Coho have been putting on weight out in the ocean and are as aggressive as ever. We’ve brought in limits on the […]

Fall Salmon Fishing

A proud couple with their Buoy 10 Chinook Salmon

Buoy 10 Chinook Update Buoy 10 Salmon fishing in Astoria has been in full swing for 2 weeks now. We’ve been chasing Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River and Coho Salmon in the ocean. It seems as though the bigger tides have brought the best fishing, but historically that’s not always the case. Fishing the […]

Coastal Fishing Taking the Stage

A happy family of 5 with their salmon

Last week we told you that salmon fishing at the Oregon Coast was heating up, and it just keeps getting hotter by the day. Whether you prefer Astoria or Tillamook, each location has something unique to offer, which makes for multiple guided fishing options to choose from. In July, many choose to target near-shore ocean […]