Astoria Summer Fishing

Oversized Columbia River sturgeon caught and released in Astoria

When Portland temperatures head toward triple digits, the Oregon Coast is a favorite escape for many. Even when the sun is shining, the temps are cooler, and there’s often an ocean breeze to greet you. Astoria summer fishing is in full swing and will run right into fall fishing next month when we shift our […]

Summer Fishing on the Columbia River – Happening Now

Summer Steelhead fishing as a family on the Columbia River

Columbia River Steelhead Last Thursday the Columbia River re-opened for Summer Steelhead fishing and we couldn’t be happier. What could be better than watching the sunrise from the river while plunking coonshrimp for steelhead?  We’ve had beautiful weather and nice fishing opportunities every day so far. The Columbia River Steelhead season is only open through […]

Portland Area Columbia River Fishing Wide Open

Beautiful summer chinook salmon caught on the Columbia River

The Columbia River Compact just announced another opener that begins tomorrow. The Columbia River will be open for Summer Chinook and Steelhead fishing from July 16th through July 31st. This decision lengthens the Summer Chinook opener that was scheduled to close today, and re-opens Summer Steelhead, which was closed last month to protect the Sockeye […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Fishing is Heating Up

Fresh Ocean Salmon caught out of Astoria

This past week provided some nice opportunities to get out for Ocean Salmon fishing out of Astoria. Coho Salmon are busy fattening up before beginning their Columbia River run next month. Hungry fish, favorable tides, and beautiful weather make an ideal combination. Most days we were able to run combination trips, Ocean Salmon fishing first […]

Columbia River Summer Chinook Opener Extended

Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon on a Kwikfish lure

The Columbia River Compact just announced an extension of the Columbia River Summer Chinook opener that was slated to close today. Retention will be allowed through July 15th, giving us an additional week to chase summer salmon on the Columbia River. At that point, fishery managers will review numbers and add more fishing opportunities if […]

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 in Astoria in August, fewer people know […]

Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon Opener

A proud young man with his Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon

The Columbia River will be open for Summer Chinook Salmon retention for five days, July 4th through July 8th, throughout the stretch from Tongue Point to Pasco, Washington. The joint-state compact met today to review options and just announced the opener. We’re excited to have a few more dates to keep fish on the Columbia […]

Update: Columbia River Summer Steelhead Fishing

Beautiful Columbia River Steelhead fillets for the grill.

Update: Fishery Closure ODFW just announced that Columbia River Steelhead and Sockeye Salmon fishery will close effective Thursday, June 25th. Stay tuned, there may be future announcements based on in-season projections. As for our trips Steelhead trips, we’ll be heading to the Lewis River and/or Cowlitz River to continue our season. June and July are […]

Portland Keeper Sturgeon Dates Announced!

Happy lady with her Willamette River Sturgeon

Wow! Something that hasn’t happened in the Portland area since October of 2013! We have been given a keeper sturgeon season on the Willamette River. ODFW is allowing sturgeon retention on 2 Saturdays, June 20th and June 27th. Fishery managers have decided to do a test run for a summer retention season. With everything that’s […]

Astoria Summer Fishing is Here

Trophy sturgeon in the shallows of the Columbia River in Astoria

Astoria is the hotspot for fishing each summer. Its unique location overlooking where the river meets the sea allow us to partake in a variety of fishing opportunities from June through September. Whether you’re interested in salmon, sturgeon, bottom fish, or crab, there’s a fishery to fit your needs. Charter Fishing in the Ocean The […]