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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 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 […]

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 […]

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. The last few days of the month have been mild and fairly dry. I’ll take 60 degrees in Portland in November anytime! We’ve wrapped up a pretty amazing fall salmon season, and we’re not done fishing in […]

Best Late Fall Portland Area Fishing

Lewis River Fall Salmon

Fall certainly arrived in the Portland area this past weekend. 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 […]

Columbia River Fall Fishing

Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon

The Columbia River reopened for fall salmon fishing on September 19th, four days earlier than planned. We took advantage of the extra days, and enjoyed some great days on the river. Today 3 additional Keeper Sturgeon dates were announced, adding more fishing opportunities on the river. Columbia River Gorge Fall Salmon The Columbia River Gorge […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]