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 […]

New Astoria Sturgeon Video

Lance and a boy holding a huge sturgeon

Fishing for Sturgeon in Astoria is one of the great fishing experiences we have here in the Pacific Northwest. So we thought we’d put together a video for people looking into fishing the area and yes, it was fun putting this together!!! Many people think sturgeon fishing is only what exists in the lakes of […]

Jalapeño Lime Smoked Salmon Spread/Dip/Filling

Puff pastry filled with smoked salmon cream cheese spread

For the holidays, I wanted to pass on some of the salmon go-to’s that we share with family and friends. I shared the Sugar Free Smoked Salmon Recipe with you before. It’s very popular amongst my customers and also one of the top recipes of its kind on the internet. Who knew?!?! I’ll eat a […]

The Gift of a Guided Fishing Experience

Gift certificate and T-shirts in a cooler under the Christmas tree

December has arrived, and many of us are on the hunt for a unique gift. Giving an experience instead of a gift is becoming more and more popular. Time spent with loved ones is priceless and can create memories that last longer than something that comes wrapped in a box. Lance Fisher Fishing offers gift […]

Thanksgiving Brings Salmon and Sturgeon

4 anglers holding up 2 salmon each on the Lewis RIver

November started out with some beautiful, sunny days for fishing in Oregon and SW Washington. It looks like we have a chance at some rain this week, but fall weather forecasts frequently change in our area, and I’m not holding my breath for significant rainfall. I would love to get the drift boat out, and […]