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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 […]

NW Steelhead

Man in waders holding a Tillamook Winter Steelhead

Every season brings its twists and turns. The 2021 steelhead season won’t go down as any epic event, but regardless, the month of March has so much to offer for steelheaders. The weather is improving, buds are bursting out, water temps are beginning to warm up, and there are a few fish moving up the […]

It’s Time for Tillamook Steelhead!

A happy fisherman holding a Tillamook Steelhead on the Wilson River

Bright chrome fish, straight from the ocean…what could be better this time of year? Not much, and it looks like the winter steelhead have arrived in Tillamook. The fish we have seen so far are bigger and brighter than last year’s fish. River levels were good through the weekend, and will continue to slowly drop […]

October Salmon Fishing – Let’s Go!

Happy lady with her Chinook salmon in Tillamook Bay

UPDATE: HATCHERY COHO RETENTION LEWIS RIVER EXTENDED! We’re halfway through October and the Pacific Northwest continues to provide multiple opportunities for Fall Salmon fishing. We’ve been fishing on the Northern Oregon Coast, in the Portland area on the Lewis, and in the Columbia River Gorge, but the Columbia is winding down for the year. While […]