2020 0825 Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Continues

Chinook Salmon limits at Buoy 10 in Astoria

There’s been a lot to enjoy in Astoria and on the Columbia River at the Buoy 10 Salmon fishery the past 10 days. Overall we’ve had great weather and fun times on the water. We’ve been fishing for Chinook Salmon so far and have brought in several whoppers that topped the scales at over 25 […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Season is Underway in Astoria

Opening Day Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Fabulous weather and fall salmon heading into the freshwater of the Columbia River, what could be better? The 2020 Buoy 10 Salmon Season opened on Friday, August 14th. We’ve enjoyed early morning launches, good times with friends and customers, and catching some beautiful Chinook Salmon. Once we’re off the water, it’s time for great food […]

Final Countdown to Buoy 10 Fishing

Grandpa and granddaughters with Buoy 10 Salmon

It’s the final countdown to Buoy 10 Salmon Season on the Columbia River. The river opens for fall salmon fishing this Friday, August 14th. Astoria is ready and so are we. As much as we enjoyed ocean salmon and trophy sturgeon fishing, nothing can compare to what takes place during the Buoy 10 season. If […]

Columbia River Fall Salmon Rundown

Happy couple with their Columbia River Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria

10 short days remain until opening day of Columbia River Fall Salmon fishing for 2020. For fishing guides and customers alike, there’s nothing quite like the rush that Buoy 10 salmon fishing provides as fall runs of salmon funnel through the mouth of the river in Astoria. While Buoy 10 gets lots of attention, it […]

Astoria Summer Fishing

Oversized Columbia River sturgeon caught and released in Astoria

When Portland temperatures head toward triple digits, the Oregon Coast is a favorite escape for many. Even when the sun is shining, the temps are cooler, and there’s often an ocean breeze to greet you. Astoria summer fishing is in full swing and will run right into fall fishing next month when we shift our […]

Summer Fishing on the Columbia River – Happening Now

Summer Steelhead fishing as a family on the Columbia River

Columbia River Steelhead Last Thursday the Columbia River re-opened for Summer Steelhead fishing and we couldn’t be happier. What could be better than watching the sunrise from the river while plunking coonshrimp for steelhead?  We’ve had beautiful weather and nice fishing opportunities every day so far. The Columbia River Steelhead season is only open through […]

Portland Area Columbia River Fishing Wide Open

Beautiful summer chinook salmon caught on the Columbia River

The Columbia River Compact just announced another opener that begins tomorrow. The Columbia River will be open for Summer Chinook and Steelhead fishing from July 16th through July 31st. This decision lengthens the Summer Chinook opener that was scheduled to close today, and re-opens Summer Steelhead, which was closed last month to protect the Sockeye […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Fishing is Heating Up

Fresh Ocean Salmon caught out of Astoria

This past week provided some nice opportunities to get out for Ocean Salmon fishing out of Astoria. Coho Salmon are busy fattening up before beginning their Columbia River run next month. Hungry fish, favorable tides, and beautiful weather make an ideal combination. Most days we were able to run combination trips, Ocean Salmon fishing first […]

Columbia River Summer Chinook Opener Extended

Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon on a Kwikfish lure

The Columbia River Compact just announced an extension of the Columbia River Summer Chinook opener that was slated to close today. Retention will be allowed through July 15th, giving us an additional week to chase summer salmon on the Columbia River. At that point, fishery managers will review numbers and add more fishing opportunities if […]

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 in Astoria in August, fewer people know […]