Since spring, we’ve been talking about the Columbia River fall run with over a million fall salmon expected to enter the river in 2019. From the fishing that’s been happening out on the ocean since it opened on June 22nd, it’s looking like we’re in for a very exciting salmon season in Astoria. The Coho Salmon are here and are keeping us busy as they continue feeding off the mouth of the river. All of that eating is helping them put on weight, and they average 7-8 lbs as of right now. Ocean Coho are fabulous to eat and even more fun to catch!
For those of you who prefer Chinook Salmon, they will continue to arrive as the summer progresses, but we’ll see more of them as August approaches. Buoy 10 opens on August 1st. For those that don’t know, the Buoy 10 season represents the opportunity for us to target Salmon in the Columbia River, right in front of Astoria. We’re looking forward to the hustle and bustle that Buoy 10 brings to Astoria. It’s an exciting time and the town is literally abuzz. There’s lots of great places to stay and places to eat once you’re off the water.
Tillamook is our secret little gem. It may not get as much press as the Astoria area, but lucky for us, fish don’t pay attention to the news 🙂 Ocean Coho Salmon fishing just outside Tillamook Bay has been hot. The fish are averaging about 10 lbs, which is great news. If that’s not enough for you, we throw crab pots out when we can, and the ocean season has been going well. Just like the salmon fishing, it will continue to improve as we roll through July and into August. Seafood galore and we couldn’t be happier!