Many people enjoy getting out of town to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. This year was no different and the Oregon Coast had some beautiful weather that was perfect for fishing. It’s just the start of summer and we’re excited for all of the fishing that will take place in the next few months.
Columbia River Sturgeon
Keeper Sturgeon season has been keeping us busy in Astoria. As the water temps warm up and more bait fish move into the Columbia River Estuary, the number of sturgeon will increase as well. Although we’re fully booked through the rest of the keeper season, some of the best fishing action in the Northwest takes place after the keeper season ends. Our guided fishing trips will be targeting Trophy Sturgeon during June and July. In addition to being a busy fishery that keeps your rod dancing, you may be reeling in an 8 foot sturgeon that puts up a fabulous fight. One of the unique conditions that makes this fishery so exciting is the shallow depths in which we’re often fishing. Imagine a sturgeon that’s longer than you in as little as 4 feet of water. That huge fish may jump out of the water while fighting against being brought in. It’s an experience that you won’t soon forget. Although this is a catch and release fishery, there’s a sense of awe in watching a sturgeon swim away as it’s released If trophy sturgeon fishing isn’t on your bucket list, maybe it should be.
Tillamook is Full of Choices
Down in Tillamook, spring chinook salmon fishing had a slow start but is starting to pick up. Perfect timing to do some salmon fishing while enjoying the coast this summer. The best opportunity has been on the incoming tide as the salmon are pushed into Tillamook Bay. The wind has been picking up during the day, which makes us appreciate our early morning launch times. Our bottom fishing trips have been enjoying small tides and good fishing. This fishery is another exciting one that keeps you busy with fast action. We’ve had kids as young as 5 years old bring in their first lingcod. Watching their faces as they fight with all of their strength and then finally see the fish break the surface is priceless. One young man went out with the goal of landing a lingcod. He was thrilled when we realized he had caught a double!
Lots of other fishing options to choose from now that it’s summertime in Oregon. Here are a few more that we’re already booking guided fishing trips for:
Thanks for the incredible trip today Lance!! My best springer trip ever, and you made memories for my crew that will last forever. Thanks again my man!
Man oh man….by far the best salmon I’ve ever had. It was also the first time in my life that I caught something and ate it. Thanks for taking us out on the river and showing us a good time….we’ll be doing it again for sure!
Eric B.- Mainz Brady Group
Lance, thank you for another wonderful day fishing. Again, thanks for the wonderful service you’ve provided each and every time we’ve fished with you.
I had an absolute blast fishing with you and the guys earlier this week…..I was so impressed with your knowledge and ability to put us on the fish! Thanks again, and looking forward to fishing with you down the road!
Tony V.- Convergint Technologies
Thanks again for taking us out today. It was really fun watching the old guys forget about their aches and pains for a while. All three of them are ready to go again on a moments notice.
Lance, we had a blast. Thanks for taking us, you are not only a great guide, you are a fun guy to be around. Until next time, keep up the good work!
Thank you so much for an awesome time today! Both you and your other two guides were very professional, knowledgeable and hard workers. I will definitely recommend you! The weather was unbelievable as well. All in all, a perfect day.
Craig M.- RedBuilt
Just had a fabulous salmon for dinner thanks to my friend Lance Fisher. Thanks again for the great trip with my family. We always appreciate your kindness and generosity. You’re a very good guide but have also become a good friend to my clan. Looking forward to our next trip.
Thank you for an awesome trip last week. We had a blast and would love to be on one of your trips in the future. We’ll definitely be in touch. It was great hanging out with you as we caught Chinook after Chinook. Thank you for making this such a wonderful trip.
Thanks again for a good day on the river. Our customers had a good time and appreciated your dedication and hard work. It was very nice to all come back with some nice fish in less than 2 hours.
Paul H.- Hollabaugh Brothers
Thanks for taking us out and showing me the ropes on how to fish today. I have only tried fishing on the banks of lakes before. Had a blast; who wouldn’t when you can land three Salmon on your rookie trip?!
Thanks again for this weekends time on the water. I always enjoy fishing with you – it had been too long - and this trip will be one I will not forget. Glad to be back in the boat with you and already looking forward to another trip.
About Lance Fisher
Lance Fisher is a native Oregonian and has fished since he was able to hold a rod. Lance began his life as a guide in 2001 and over the years has personally hosted thousands of clients, both private and corporate.