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Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Seasons

4 happy guys with their Columbia River keeper sturgeon

2024 UPDATE: Current Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing Sturgeon retention on the Columbia River will wrap up on March 14th, 2024. We had a few days of retention in the Dalles Pool and John Day Pool that some anglers enjoyed, but we don’t need retention days to chase sturgeon! In fact, the first half of the […]

Portland Sturgeon Fishing: It’s Go Time!

Beautiful November Willamette River Sturgeon

November brought the changing of the seasons, with some great rain systems and also some beautiful crisp days. We’ve wrapped up a pretty amazing fall salmon season, and we’re not done fishing in 2023. It’s time to wrangle some big fish in the Portland area, where conditions have created some pretty nice fishing opportunities for […]

Best Late Fall Portland Area Fishing

Lewis River Fall Salmon

Fall certainly arrived in the Portland/Vancouver area. While we’ve had some good rain showers, we’ve also had some blue skies and some great times on the water. Late Fall Portland area fishing is going strong, with our sturgeon season already underway and another month of salmon fishing to look forward to. Portland Area Salmon By […]

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 Sturgeon Fishing – Tarpon of the Northwest

A nice big sturgeon from the Astoria estuary on the Columbia River

*July 2023 Update* Now through the first week of August may see some of the most action-packed days of sturgeon fishing of the year. We have three more weeks of Trophy Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River in Astoria before we switch completely over to fall salmon fishing at Buoy 10.  Over the weekend 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 […]

Summer Astoria Sturgeon Fishing is in Full Swing

Family fun while trophy sturgeon fishing in Astoria.

Columbia River Estuary The Columbia River Estuary is a unique fishery where the river meets the sea, and its brackish water provides some of the best fishing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest, possibly in the world. While many know of the Buoy 10 Fall Salmon fishery that begins Astoria 1st in August, fewer people know […]

2022 Portland Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing – Guide Update

6 guys fishing for Portland Spring Chinook Salmon

April in Oregon brings blooming cherry trees and Spring Chinook fishing. April 6th was the last salmon fishing day of the season on the Columbia River, and with that, both our focus and the fish are shifting to the Willamette River, which runs right through the heart of Downtown Portland. We fish various stretches of […]

Portland Spring Chinook Preview

Willamette River Spring Chinook Salmon

Just a few days remain of winter before the calendar announces the beginning of spring. In the Portland area, that means it’s time to start chasing Springers! A bunch of early spring chinook have already been caught starting the end of February, with the bulk of the fish beginning to arrive in April. While the […]

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. […]