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Weekend Columbia River Salmon Dates Announced

Smiling lady with a Columbia River Chinook Salmon

This weekend, September 11th, through September 13th, the Columbia River salmon retention will be open from Buoy 10 up to Pasco, WA. That allows us to chase salmon from the mouth of the river in Astoria upstream to the Deschutes and Klickitat River area. The Columbia River Compact just made the announcement based on Chinook […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon Opener

A proud young man with his Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon

The Columbia River will be open for Summer Chinook Salmon retention for five days, July 4th through July 8th, throughout the stretch from Tongue Point to Pasco, Washington. The joint-state compact met today to review options and just announced the opener. We’re excited to have a few more dates to keep fish on the Columbia […]

Update: Columbia River Summer Steelhead Fishing

Beautiful Columbia River Steelhead fillets for the grill.

Update: Fishery Closure ODFW just announced that Columbia River Steelhead and Sockeye Salmon fishery will close effective Thursday, June 25th. Stay tuned, there may be future announcements based on in-season projections. As for our trips Steelhead trips, we’ll be heading to the Lewis River and/or Cowlitz River to continue our season. June and July are […]

Astoria Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing: It’s a Win Either Way

Happy angler with his keeper sturgeon in the Columbia River Estuary

While I think everyone would have enjoyed a little Keeper Sturgeon fishing in Astoria, with the Columbia River Compact not taking any action yesterday, let’s just consider it a win for the Catch and Release Sturgeon fishing that we’ll be able to do this summer. Think of it this way, there are 3,000 fish that […]

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 […]

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 […]