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2022 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Season

4 happy guys with their Columbia River keeper sturgeon

**UPDATE: Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Season Extended Today the ODFW/WDFW Joint Compact added 2 more dates for Astoria sturgeon retention. These additional dates are Wednesday, June 8th, and Saturday, June 11th. All other previous regulations, as described below, remain in place. It’s finally here! The day we’ve all been waiting for with anticipation. The 2022 […]

Looking Ahead: 2020 Astoria Fishing Opportunities

Salmon for everyone on board.

Astoria is a pretty unique place when it comes to fishing. During the year we have opportunities to fish the salt water of the Pacific Ocean, the fresh water of the Columbia River, and a mixture of both in the Columbia River Estuary. Things are a bit fluid due to COVID-19 right now, and we […]

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 […]

Fall Salmon Are on the Run

Happy young man with his Astoria Coho Salmon

It’s mid-September and fall salmon are on the run. With fishing opportunities at the coast and the upper Columbia River, we expect to be fishing for salmon through Thanksgiving. September often offers some beautiful weather, and the salmon are biting. It’s a great time to get out on the water.  Upper Columbia River Chinook The […]

September Salmon

Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River near Portland, OR.

Tillamook Salmon The non-selective coho ocean season opened up on August 31st on the central Oregon coast. This fishery allows anglers to retain both wild and hatchery salmon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September. During the first 2 days of the season an estimated 5,164 coho were landed, which was more than half of […]

Salmon Rodeo

Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon

The end of summer often means it’s time to take the family to the fairgrounds for food, games and livestock. But as far as I’m concerned, the best rodeo around doesn’t involve broncs or bulls. It’s all about Fall Salmon in Oregon and Washington. Tillamook Salmon Saturday, August 31st, is opening day for the second […]

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Fall Salmon Season!

Happy Gentleman with his fall chinook salmon

Astoria Salmon Astoria is the place to chase salmon in August as they head from saltwater to freshwater. We’re moving into Coho Salmon Season now and it’s going to be action packed. The Coho have been putting on weight out in the ocean and are as aggressive as ever. We’ve brought in limits on the […]

Fall Salmon Fishing

A proud couple with their Buoy 10 Chinook Salmon

Buoy 10 Chinook Update Buoy 10 Salmon fishing in Astoria has been in full swing for 2 weeks now. We’ve been chasing Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River and Coho Salmon in the ocean. It seems as though the bigger tides have brought the best fishing, but historically that’s not always the case. Fishing the […]

Buoy 10 Opens on the Columbia River

Beautiful Chinook Salmon Fillets

Chinook Salmon – King of the Columbia  The 2019 Buoy 10 Salmon Season opened up in Astoria last Thursday, with huge tides and some beautiful Chinook being landed. As expected, we had some good fishing above the Astoria bridge and some good bites from Hammond to Astoria. We’ve been trolling with anchovies, herring and spinners, […]

Astoria is the Place to Fish in August

4 anglers with their limits of coho

August brings some of the best salmon fishing in Oregon and Washington to Astoria. It’s the start of the Fall Salmon run on the Columbia River and we’re super excited about this year’s Buoy 10 Salmon season. We’ve already been out targeting these same fish on the Pacific Ocean while they are preparing for their […]