Portland Area Columbia River Fishing

Beautiful Columbia River Steelhead

Memorial Day is known for kicking off the summer fishing season in the Pacific Northwest, and this year was no different. Actually, this year it’s a little more exciting as things are opening back up and we’re looking forward to being back to more of our full routine. Fishing on the Columbia River did not […]

Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons Set

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

Today ODFW announced the 2020 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon seasons. The wheels had already been put in motion a few weeks ago, so much of this announcement confirms what we had already suspected. Nonetheless, it’s official, so here we go.  Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing We target Columbia River Fall Salmon before they even […]

Columbia River Spring Chinook Update

Spring Chinook caught on the Columbia River.

ODFW has just announced another 4 day extension for Spring Chinook fishing on the Columbia River. The extra dates are this coming weekend, May 15th-17th, and next Wednesday, May 20th. Having both the Columbia River and Willamette River open for Springers gives us more fishing opportunities to choose from. Today we had some fun upriver, […]

Looking Ahead: 2020 Astoria Fishing Opportunities

Salmon for everyone on board.

Astoria is a pretty unique place when it comes to fishing. During the year we have opportunities to fish the salt water of the Pacific Ocean, the fresh water of the Columbia River, and a mixture of both in the Columbia River Estuary. Things are a bit fluid due to COVID-19 right now, and we […]

Monster Fish of Summer: Astoria Sturgeon Fishing

Excited woman holding her Astoria sturgeon with Lance.

The recent warm weather makes it feel like summertime already and has me itching to get out on the Columbia River in Astoria to chase our local monster fish – Sturgeon. While the Pacific Northwest offers year-round Sturgeon fishing on both the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, nothing can compare to the experience of fishing for […]

2020 Columbia River Buoy 10 Season Announced *Update*

four people with their limit on salmon on the dock at buoy 10

2020 Buoy 10 Salmon Season The 2020 Buoy 10 Salmon season has been set! The full text of the joint decision by ODFW and WDFW is online, but here’s the season in a nutshell… Fishing on the Columbia River in Astoria opens up on August 14th this year. We can fish for both Chinook Salmon […]

Lewis River Winter Steelhead

Chrome winter steelhead on the Lewis River

Spring may be right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that we’re done fishing for winter steelhead in Oregon and SW Washington. The Lewis River is only about 30 minutes out of Portland, making it a great option for anyone in the Portland Metro area. And if you are thinking about coming in from […]

2020 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set

Beautiful Spring Chinook Salmon caught on the Columbia River

Columbia River Spring Salmon The 2020 Columbia River Spring Chinook Season has been set. From March 1st – 31st, the Columbia River will be open for Spring Chinook fishing from Warrior Rock upstream to Beacon Rock. This gives us fishing opportunities for a nice stretch of river from just above the Cowlitz River to just […]

Big Creek and Gnat Creek – Steelhead fishing that was

Gnat creek is a tributary of the Columbia River

Big Creek and Gnat Creek, which are small tributaries on the Columbia River, used to be great locations for high water steelhead. And while not a place where a fishing guide is going to take customers, they were part of the fishing community and a place that people could go during high water or for […]

Tillamook Winter Steelhead

Proud angler with his first steelhead of the season

Tillamook Steelhead Winter Steelhead fishing in Tillamook provides some incredible days of fishing. The Steelhead are mere miles out of the ocean, and with several rivers to choose from, it’s a great place to fish. This time of year I’m always keeping an eye on the river levels and while we fish in all sorts […]