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The Gift of a Guided Fishing Experience

Gift certificate and T-shirts in a cooler under the Christmas tree

December has arrived, and many of us are on the hunt for a unique gift. Giving an experience instead of a gift is becoming more and more popular. Time spent with loved ones is priceless and can create memories that last longer than something that comes wrapped in a box. Lance Fisher Fishing offers gift […]

Memorial Day Fishing on the Oregon Coast

Father and son with their bottom fish catch!

Many people enjoy getting out of town to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. This year was no different and the Oregon Coast had some beautiful weather that was perfect for fishing. It’s just the start of summer and we’re excited for all of the fishing that will take place in the […]

A November Rain? Our Salmon fishing needs it!

Tillamook Bay’s Wilson and Trask River are ready for big things if we can get some rain. The lack of rain is getting a bit old, but we’ve managed to slug it out this week anyway. Only one day of poor results and several decent days means we’re doing better than most. It pays to […]

November Means… River Fishing for Fall Salmon!

wilson trask nestucca river fishing

The Wilson, Trask and Nestucca Rivers will bring loads of fun for November Salmon fishermen. River fishing for fall salmon in Tillamook County holds special meaning for me as a guide. Having cut my teeth as a guide on the Wilson, Trask and Nestucca Rivers, the month of November really gets my blood going. I’ll […]

Tillamook Bay Salmon Fishing- Latest Client Video

A video is a great way to make a guide proud. A big thanks to Steve B. for passing these video’s along. The group had a nice day together on all fronts. The Tillamook weather cooperated and the Salmon did as well. This video is of “Lucky” Larry and first of his two fish for […]

Tillamook Bay Salmon Fishing Hold Over Tides Produce

I circle the hold over tides at Tillamook Bay in January when I start booking trips. I love fishing these tides and was excited to arrive from an incredible Columbia River Gorge season to a system full of big chrome Fall Chinook. I’ve had a number of great folks out in the last week and […]

Final Few Days in the Columbia River Gorge

White Salmon, Klickitat and Deschutes River Salmon fishing shines, even through the storm. This past week has continued what’s been a very special run on the Columbia River. Whether the White Salmon, Klickitat, or Deschutes, the fishing has been supberb. Last weeks storm threatened fishing and frankly, I wasn’t sure how the significant pressure changes […]

Significant Rains Bring Significant Opportunities to Tillamook County

Wilson, Trask and Nestucca Rivers get primed for Salmon fishing Wow, what a rain. Although I missed most of it being on the east side fishing Columbia River Salmon at the Deschutes and Klickitat Rivers, the aftermath of this early fall storm was obvious. Tillamook County Rivers all went over their banks creating a waiting […]

The Multi Species Plan and Tillamook Bay Fishing

A State Wide Agenda disguissed as “The Coastal Plan” could hurt Tillamook Bay Fishing. It’s the best collection of Salmon and steelhead fishing rivers (Wilson, Trask and Kilchis, Miami and Tillamook Rivers) meeting up as what’s known as Tillamook Bay. Salmon Trout Steelheader Magazine listed this fishery in it’s Top 10 some years back and […]

Tillamook Bay Opens to Wild Coho Fishing

Common sense management leads to more fishing on Tillamook Bay. My how far we’ve come. There was a time when the thought of keeping a native coho wasn’t something anybody thought would ever be a possible. The ODFW were allowing commercial fishermen to harvest up to 85%  of the runs and it’s no wonder stocks […]