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2022 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons Set

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

The 2022 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 […]

2022 Portland Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing – Guide Update

6 guys fishing for Portland Spring Chinook Salmon

April in Oregon brings blooming cherry trees and Spring Chinook fishing. April 6th was the last salmon fishing day of the season on the Columbia River, and with that, both our focus and the fish are shifting to the Willamette River, which runs right through the heart of Downtown Portland. We fish various stretches of […]

Oregon Ocean Salmon Seasons Set

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.

While this isn’t official until May, experience tells us that this is very likely going to happen. The 2022 Ocean Salmon Season for Astoria has been proposed and it looks like retention will be wide open for both Chinook and hatchery Coho on opening day. The ocean salmon season is slated to start on June […]

2022 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Season

4 happy guys with their Columbia River keeper sturgeon

It’s finally here! The day we’ve all been waiting for with anticipation. The 2022 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon season in Astoria has been announced and will take place from May 11th through June 4th, on Wednesdays, and Saturdays, with a 2 pm end time each day. Retention will also be allowed on Monday, May 30th, […]

2022 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. 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 Forecast of about  500k Chinook […]

Columbia River Fishing Forecast – Spring and Summer Salmon

A nice spring chinook caught on the Columbia River

In the first of many forecasts to come over the next couple months, the Columbia River fishing forecast for Spring and Summer Summer was just released by ODFW. The preliminary numbers for the 2022 run are looking good, especially the Spring Chinook and Summer Sockeye numbers of almost 200,000 each! Add in Summer Chinook and […]

2022 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set

A lady holding a nice spring chinook

2022 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set The 2022 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon season has officially been set. From March 1st – April 6th, the Columbia River will be open for Spring Chinook fishing from the Buoy 10 line in Astoria upstream to Beacon Rock. With Cowlitz and Lewis River returns similar to […]

Give the Gift of Time Together

Gift certificates for guided fishing trips fit wonderfully under the tree

The holiday season has arrived and for many of us that includes exchanging gifts as we celebrate with friends and family. Shopping for and giving gifts may seem a bit trickier right now, but Lance Fisher Fishing can make it easier. Give the gift of a guided fishing experience! It doesn’t matter if the recipient […]

Portland Sturgeon Fishing: It’s Go Time!

Beautiful November Willamette River Sturgeon

November brought the changing of the seasons, with some great rain systems and also some beautiful crisp days. The last few days of the month have been mild and fairly dry. I’ll take 60 degrees in Portland in November anytime! We’ve wrapped up a pretty amazing fall salmon season, and we’re not done fishing in […]