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 […]

Best Late Fall Portland Area Fishing

Fall certainly arrived in the Portland area this past weekend. While temps may be a bit chilly in the mornings, the sun has been shining and we’ve had some great times on the water. Late Fall Portland area fishing is going strong, with our sturgeon season just beginning and another month of salmon fishing to […]

October Salmon Fishing – Let’s Go!

Happy lady with her Chinook salmon in Tillamook Bay

UPDATE: HATCHERY COHO RETENTION LEWIS RIVER EXTENDED! We’re halfway through October and the Pacific Northwest continues to provide multiple opportunities for Fall Salmon fishing. We’ve been fishing on the Northern Oregon Coast, in the Portland area on the Lewis, and in the Columbia River Gorge, but the Columbia is winding down for the year. While […]

Fall Salmon Fishing in Tillamook County

Chinook Salmon Fishing on a Beautiful Day in Tillamook

Tillamook County is home to Salmon fishing in 3 bays (Tillamook, Nestucca, Nehalem), 5 rivers (Wilson, Trask, Kilchis, Nestucca, Nehalem) and the Pacific Ocean. And yes, all within 20 minutes of Tillamook! It’s an easy drive from anywhere on the northern Oregon coast from Astoria to Lincoln City and also from Portland. My 25” sled […]

Columbia River Fall Fishing

Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon

The Columbia River reopened for fall salmon fishing on September 19th, four days earlier than planned. We took advantage of the extra days, and enjoyed some great days on the river. Today 3 additional Keeper Sturgeon dates were announced, adding more fishing opportunities on the river. Columbia River Gorge Fall Salmon The Columbia River Gorge […]

Columbia River Wide Open for Fall Salmon Fishing

Limits of Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River

The Columbia River is reopening earlier than scheduled, with an increased daily bag limit. Salmon retention will be open for the remainder of 2020, beginning this Saturday, September 19th. That gets us out on the water 4 days earlier than scheduled! The bag limit is being increased to 2 salmon per day, 1 of which […]

Weekend Columbia River Salmon Dates Announced

Smiling lady with a Columbia River Chinook Salmon

This weekend, September 11th, through September 13th, the Columbia River salmon retention will be open from Buoy 10 up to Pasco, WA. That allows us to chase salmon from the mouth of the river in Astoria upstream to the Deschutes and Klickitat River area. The Columbia River Compact just made the announcement based on Chinook […]

Buoy 10 Salmon and Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon

Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Buoy 10 Salmon The Columbia River Compact just announced some exciting news! We’re being given additional fishing opportunities on the Columbia River this month. Both the Chinook and Coho runs are larger than what was forecast, so they are increasing the Buoy 10 bag limits to 2 fish per day in Astoria beginning this Saturday. […]

September Salmon Choices

Chinook limits at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Buoy 10 Astoria Salmon Fall salmon season began last month at Buoy 10 in Astoria. We finished the Chinook season strong and immediately moved into Coho season last Friday. More and more Coho are moving into the Columbia River each day and we’re having a great time fishing for them. While it’s a Coho only […]

2020 0825 Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Continues

Chinook Salmon limits at Buoy 10 in Astoria

There’s been a lot to enjoy in Astoria and on the Columbia River at the Buoy 10 Salmon fishery the past 10 days. Overall we’ve had great weather and fun times on the water. We’ve been fishing for Chinook Salmon so far and have brought in several whoppers that topped the scales at over 25 […]