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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 […]

Tillamook Drift Boat Days

Fall Chinook Salmon caught from a drift boat in Tillamook

One of the great features of Tillamook is the variety of water we get to fish. From the salt water of the ocean and bays to the freshwater of the river systems, there’s something for everyone. Late fall and winter are the season of Tillamook drift boat trips. A lot of fall salmon have already […]

Fall Salmon Fishing in Tillamook County

Chinook Salmon Fishing on a Beautiful Day in Tillamook

Tillamook County is home to Salmon fishing in 3 bays (Tillamook, Nestucca, Nehalem), 5 rivers (Wilson, Trask, Kilchis, Nestucca, Nehalem) and the Pacific Ocean. And yes, all within 20 minutes of Tillamook! It’s an easy drive from anywhere on the northern Oregon coast from Astoria to Lincoln City and also from Portland. My 25” sled […]

Tillamook Winter Steelhead

Proud angler with his first steelhead of the season

Tillamook Steelhead Winter Steelhead fishing in Tillamook provides some incredible days of fishing. The Steelhead are mere miles out of the ocean, and with several rivers to choose from, it’s a great place to fish. This time of year I’m always keeping an eye on the river levels and while we fish in all sorts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rain Event= Early Salmon Fishing on the Wilson, Trask and Nestucca Rivers

Early Wilson, Trask and Nestucca River Salmon are HUGE! Time to go Fishing! I haven’t seen this much rain in September since 2003. The guys that know weather say, “since the 20’s”! The point is, it’s wet and with it will come some opportunities that are seldom seem. The last time we saw an early […]

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 […]