Portland Fishing

Thanksgiving Brings Salmon and Sturgeon

4 anglers holding up 2 salmon each on the Lewis RIver

November started out with some beautiful, sunny days for fishing in Oregon and SW Washington. It looks like we have a chance at some rain this week, but fall weather forecasts frequently change in our area, and I’m not holding my breath for significant rainfall. I would love to get the drift boat out, and […]

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 […]

Columbia River- Salmon and Sturgeon Openers

happy man holding a columbia river sturgeon

Columbia Keeper Sturgeon ODFW and WDFW ‘s announcement today added 2 days for Sturgeon retention on the Columbia River, from the Wauna powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam, including the Cowlitz River. The open dates are Saturday, October 19th, and Thursday, October 24th. Keeper size is 44-50 inches from nose to the fork in the tail, […]

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 […]

Oregon Fishing: Summer Starts Now

Couple holding a sturgeon before they release it

May and June offer a variety of fishing opportunities. We try to run our guided fishing trips and charters where the fish are and currently that’s Astoria, Portland, and Tillamook. We’re fishing for sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, and bottom fish, which gives lots of options to choose from depending on where you live or are vacationing. Keeper […]

May Brings Portland Fishing Opportunities

Double Spring Chinook Salmon

April showers caused some high, muddy rivers and kept us off the water in the Portland area for a few weeks last month. Not something that many of us would choose during Springer season and I’m sure it disappointed many. Luckily, toward the end of the month things started to improve and we were able […]

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 […]

Portland Area Salmon: City Limit Fall Salmon

It is hard to believe, but there are only three more days of fishing left at Buoy 10. The small tides started several days ago, and fishing went from excellent in the ocean to excellent in the river, with just a couple day slower gap in between. The good news is that once Astoria closes, […]

Fishing in Portland looking good for Spring Chinook

happy fishermen with Spring Chinook from the Willamette in Portland Oregon

Spring is one of my favorite times as a fishing guide. It’s a time when the weather is starting to warm up, the trees and flowers are blooming and the Portland area is rich with Salmon fishing opportunities. The Spring Chinook that pass by the Portland area on the Columbia River and run through the […]