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 […]

Astoria Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing: It’s a Win Either Way

Happy angler with his keeper sturgeon in the Columbia River Estuary

While I think everyone would have enjoyed a little Keeper Sturgeon fishing in Astoria, with the Columbia River Compact not taking any action yesterday, let’s just consider it a win for the Catch and Release Sturgeon fishing that we’ll be able to do this summer. Think of it this way, there are 3,000 fish that […]

2020 Northern Oregon Ocean Salmon

Salmon limits for everyone while fishing in Tillamook

The Pacific Ocean off the Northern Oregon Coast provides a variety of salmon options from now 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 fall ocean salmon out of […]

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 […]