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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 […]

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

Lewis River Fall Salmon

Fall certainly arrived in the Portland area this past weekend. While we’ve had some good rain showers, we’ve also had some blue skies and some great times on the water. Late Fall Portland area fishing is going strong, with our sturgeon season already underway and another month of salmon fishing to look forward to. Portland […]

Tillamook County Ocean Salmon: You Catch It, You Keep It!

As we wrap up yet another fun and exciting Buoy 10 season, we have started to disperse here at Lance Fisher Fishing. Some guides went up stream, other will go even further, others have stayed in Astoria to coho salmon fish, while others are already starting to catch fish in Nehalem and Tillamook Bay. This […]

Final Countdown to Buoy 10 Fishing

Grandpa and granddaughters with Buoy 10 Salmon

It’s the final countdown to the Buoy 10 Salmon Season on the Columbia River, and we can’t wait to see what the 2021 season has in store for us. We’ve been looking forward to this popular fishery for months, and the time is finally here! The river opens for fall salmon fishing this Sunday, August […]

Astoria Sturgeon Fishing- Tarpon of the Northwest

A nice big sturgeon from the Astoria estuary on the Columbia River

*July 2021 Update* Now through the first week of August may see some of the most action-packed days of sturgeon fishing of the year. We have 3 more weeks of Trophy Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River in Astoria before we switch over completely to fall salmon fishing at Buoy 10.  Over the weekend we […]

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 Astoria 1st in August, fewer people know […]

2021 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set

Beautiful Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon

**UPDATE – The Columbia River opens again for Spring Chinook Fishing** ODFW and WDFW have just announced additional Columbia River Spring Chinook retention dates. May 21st – 23rd will be a short weekend opportunity between Astoria and Bonneville. Then on June 1st, the same stretch of river will open up for an additional 15 days, […]

2021 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons Set

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

Yesterday ODFW announced the 2021 Columbia River Summer/Fall Salmon and Steelhead seasons. 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 […]