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Portland Keeper Sturgeon Dates Announced!

Happy lady with her Willamette River Sturgeon

Wow! Something that hasn’t happened in the Portland area since October of 2013! We have been given a keeper sturgeon season on the Willamette River. ODFW is allowing sturgeon retention on 2 Saturdays, June 20th and June 27th, 2020. Fishery managers have decided to do a test run for a summer retention season. With everything […]

Astoria Summer Fishing is Here

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. Charter Fishing in the Ocean The […]

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 […]

New Astoria Sturgeon Video

Lance and a boy holding a huge sturgeon

Fishing for Sturgeon in Astoria is one of the great fishing experiences we have here in the Pacific Northwest. So we thought we’d put together a video for people looking into fishing the area and yes, it was fun putting this together!!! Many people think sturgeon fishing is only what exists in the lakes of […]

Thanksgiving Brings Salmon and Sturgeon

4 anglers holding up 2 salmon each on the Lewis RIver

November started out with some beautiful, sunny days for fishing in Oregon and SW Washington. It looks like we have a chance at some rain this week, but fall weather forecasts frequently change in our area, and I’m not holding my breath for significant rainfall. I would love to get the drift boat out, and […]

Columbia River Fishing – Summer Fun!

Happy family with Columbia River Summer Steelhead

Our fishing focus of late has been on the Ocean Salmon staged off the mouth of the Columbia River. Ocean fishing, which opened June 22nd, has been good and will continue to improve as we head toward the Buoy 10 opener on August 1st.  That doesn’t mean we have to wait until August to fish […]

Oregon Summer Fishing is in Full Swing

Salmon and Bottom Fish on the Trophy Board in Tillamook

While some may be waiting for the Ocean Salmon Season to open up this Saturday, June 22nd, we’ve been staying busy fishing for salmon and bottom fish in Tillamook, and Trophy Sturgeon in Astoria. Once the Pacific Ocean opens up for salmon, we’ll have even more fishing opportunities at the Oregon Coast. Tillamook Fishing Tillamook […]

Oregon Fishing: Summer Starts Now

Couple holding a sturgeon before they release it

May and June offer a variety of fishing opportunities. We try to run our guided fishing trips and charters where the fish are and currently that’s Astoria, Portland, and Tillamook. We’re fishing for sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, and bottom fish, which gives lots of options to choose from depending on where you live or are vacationing. Keeper […]