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Fall Fishing- Ready, set, GO!

salmon caught with guide Lance Fisher on the Columbia River near Astoria and Buoy 10

The next four months are really the creme de la creme for Salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Millions of Salmon will make their way into their natal rivers over the course of the next several months and we’ll be there, with rods, reels and barbeque’s in hand. I’ll be starting the season this year […]

Willamette River Salmon Fishing- Video 517

A nice Salmon caught May 17 by a young man on the Willamette River.

Have I ever told you how much fun we have on my boat? Excuse me, but I’m not sure I could be more fortunate than to be able to share days with the families, friends and business associates that I do. On this particular day, one of my guests, Robert Leary of Robert Leary Consulting […]

Willamette River Spring Salmon: Half-day fishing trips

A nice angle of a young man and Willamette River Spring Chinook

One of the great attractions to our Willamette River Spring Salmon fishing  is the close proximity to the places where many of us live and work. It’s this convenience that allows me to offer half-day evening trips for the upcoming month of Spring Salmon fishing on the Willy. The afternoon looks something like this- Grab […]

April rains equal great fishing for Willamette River Spring Salmon in May

A group of people with a bunch of Salmon caught on the Willamette River with guide, Lance Fisher

This past week heavy rains made the Spring Chinook fishing interesting on the Willamette River. The fishing was getting interesting and I was getting the temperature of the eggs dialed in and bamo. At one point on Wednesday morning it felt like we got 5 inches in 5 minutes. It was an amazing deluge and […]

Willamette River Spring Chinook Salmon fishing off to a good start

A beautiful Willamette River Spring Chinook Salmon and the girl that caught it

Early Willamette River Spring Chinook Salmon fishing is generally hit and miss. Too much water, too little water or worse yet, no fish period. I typically steelhead fish the last couple weeks of March as the steelhead fishing is generally good and early Springer fishing is, well, hit and miss. This past week while I […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing- Make your move

Many of my customers don’t just fish with me, but also do a bunch of fishing on their own.  The Buoy 10 fishery in Astoria on the Lower Columbia River is one of those fisheries that at times looks really easy, but as many of you may know there’s more to it than just showing […]