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2024 Oregon Ocean Salmon Seasons

Group of 4 anglers standing on the dock by a boat, holding up their limits of ocean salmon out of Astoria.

Northern Oregon Coast Salmon Fishing The Pacific Ocean off the Northern Oregon Coast provides a variety of salmon options from May through October. Whether you prefer Chinook, Coho, or are just looking for a fun day on the ocean, there are options to choose from. We’ll be offering guided fishing trips for both spring and […]

2024 Columbia River Salmon Fishing Forecast – Spring and Summer

A nice spring chinook caught on the Columbia River

In the first of many forecasts to come over the next couple months, the 2024 Columbia River salmon fishing preseason forecast for Spring and Summer have been released by ODFW. The preliminary numbers for the 2024 run are similar to 2023 actual returns, with the Spring Chinook numbers just over 200,000 and Summer Sockeye numbers […]

Columbia River Fall Fishing

5 happy guys holding up their Columbia River fall salmon caught in Astoria, Oregon.

Fall salmon fishing on the Columbia River keeps getting better. We have fish throughout the river right now, giving us opportunities for anglers of all ages and abilities. Columbia River Gorge Fall Salmon The Columbia River Gorge provides some nice Fall Salmon opportunities near the mouth of the Deschutes River and the mouth of Klickitat […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Season Opener

Fishing guide, Lance Fisher, and 2 happy men holding their chinook salmon.

Astoria Ocean Salmon Fishing We took Legion’s Mercy out for the opening weekend of the 2023 Astoria ocean salmon season and had a blast! Everyone had their chinook in the ice box by 7:30 am and then we went hunting for coho. We’re expecting to have some pretty incredible fishing through July and then we […]

Astoria Summer Extravaganza

Trophy sturgeon in the shallows of the Columbia River in Astoria

Astoria is the hotspot for fishing each summer. Its unique location overlooking where the river meets the sea allow us to partake in a variety of fishing opportunities from June through September. Whether you’re interested in salmon, sturgeon, bottom fish, or crab, there’s a fishery to fit your needs. Columbia River Summer Salmon The lower […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Season Proposed

4 mane with their ocean salmon limits.

The 2023 Ocean Salmon Season details are still in the works and will be announced shortly. The Pacific Fishery Management Council is working with three proposed alternatives for the seasons, which include Astoria. All three proposals have retention for both Chinook and hatchery Coho wide open on opening day. The ocean salmon season is slated […]

Buoy 10 Salmon and Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon

Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Buoy 10 Salmon The Columbia River Compact just announced some exciting news! We’re being given additional fishing opportunities on the Columbia River this month. Both the Chinook and Coho runs are larger than what was forecast, so they are increasing the Buoy 10 bag limits to 2 fish per day in Astoria beginning this Saturday. […]

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 […]

Astoria Summer Fishing

Oversized Columbia River sturgeon caught and released in Astoria

When Portland temperatures head toward triple digits, the Oregon Coast is a favorite escape for many. Even when the sun is shining, the temps are cooler, and there’s often an ocean breeze to greet you. Astoria summer fishing is in full swing and will run right into fall fishing next month when we shift our […]

Astoria Ocean Salmon Fishing is Heating Up

Fresh Ocean Salmon caught out of Astoria

This past week provided some nice opportunities to get out for Ocean Salmon fishing out of Astoria. Coho Salmon are busy fattening up before beginning their Columbia River run next month. Hungry fish, favorable tides, and beautiful weather make an ideal combination. Most days we were able to run combination trips, Ocean Salmon fishing first […]