Astoria Fishing Guides
Astoria Charters & Charter Boats
Fishing charters and charter boats and fishing guides as
well as local resorts and RV Parks and campgrounds.
Astoria fishing guides and
charter boats catch Salmon and Sturgeon and offer bottom fishing trips in the
mouth of the Columbia river and the Pacific Ocean.
Fishing Guides & Charters / Washington Fishing Guides &
Charters & Charter Boats
Big Fish Guide Service
Guide Josh Frederick guides on the Columbia, and most its tributaries. We
angle for Sturgeon, Salmon, and Steelhead. Trips include, top of the line
tackle, fresh bait, and we even provide your lunch.
Hooked On Fishing
Guide Service Dave Perez of Hooked On Fishing Guide Service offers fishing trips for
Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon on the Columbia River. Areas include Buoy
10, Bonneville Dam area, Mid-Columbia and it's tributaries (Wind River,
Drano Lake and Klickitat River) and the Priest Rapids/Hanford Reach areas.
We specialize in sturgeon fishing, salmon fishing,
(King Salmon & Coho salmon) steelhead fishing, & crab
fishing on the Columbia River, Willamette River, Nehalem
River, Tillamook Bay, & Buoy 10 as well as crossing the
Columbia River Bar to fish in the Pacific Ocean.
salmon fishing guides
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Astoria Salmon fishing charters and Washington
Salmon fishing guides fish Astoria the Cowlitz River
Lewis River and popular rivers like the Columbia River
fishing guides for salmon Steelhead Sturgeon and Shad.
Salmon fishing season and fishing regulations for
Ocean Salmon fishing can help you learn how to catch
Salmon at Buoy 10 and Astoria fishing guides and
charters offer charter boat services for Spring Chinook
and Fall Chinook Coho and Chinook fishing.
Spring Chinook Salmon fishes popular Northwest
spots like the Columbia
Willamette River, Clackamas
River Tillamook Bay & Nehalem Bay
for Salmon, Sturgeon & Steelhead.
How to catch Fall
Salmon on the Columbia river at buoy 10
It is common to open this fishery August 1 &
close it near labor day. The best fishing does not usually start on
the opener, but picks up within a couple of weeks, depending on the
Most salmon fishing early in the season
will be near the Buoy 10 at low incoming tide, following a rip
upriver as the tide comes in. Later in the tide /& or season the
fish seem to congregate near the Astoria Megler bridge. The prime area is near
buoy 10, as all the fish have to come past this to get upriver on
the incoming tide.
This can also be called "Combat Fishery"
meaning the boats will be maneuvering trolling/mooching in close
proximity to each other, & some skippers do not watch where they are
going. Others seem to not be aware of what is going on around them,
as when a fish is being played within 30' of their boat. This can
be compared to a large dance with MOST of the boats all going
the same large circle & close to each other. Occasionally a blind
skipper may want to troll across thru the dance floor, which may
even get more than under the breath exclamations. It is not
uncommon to look out & see 200 + boats in an area of 1 mile. One
thing, if anyone fell overboard, they would not be in the water over
a couple minutes.
The worst as far as concentration of boats
will be at buoy #10, which is the western most boundary & the first
shot at these returning fish. This buoy is located at the inside
end of the jettys. This area however seems to be one of the best
locations to fill a limit. Most of the charter boats will work this
Many people bypass the buoy & fish upriver
near the middle of the river and near the "Yellow Can" (D) buoy
which is in 25-30' & is off the breakwater near the Chinook
entrance. There is also a 50'/60' slot at the "Church Hole" which
between the Chinook entrance & the bridge on the Wash. side where
many Chinook are taken. There is a church on the Washington shore
that is right on the shore & it's steeple is very visible. The
other area where many fish are taken is again from the church to the
bridge but south 1/4 of a mile in the 30' slot. As the tide nears
high, the fish seem to congregate above the bridge & up to the WDOT
There seems to be an imaginary line from the
Washington side high spanned section of the bridge to Tongue Pt,
that the upriver salmon seem to follow and cross over the shallows
to the main channel on the Oregon side. The few that stay near the
Washington shore will probably be Deep River or Grays River fish.
Astoria fishing guides and local
resorts for salmon, steelhead, fishing guides and outfitters
from all over the northwest. Not all these fishing guides
fish this area but they are all some of the best fish guides
in the northwest from Alaska, through Canada, and into
Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Popular resorts, cabin
rentals, boat rentals and outdoor services including camping
spots, RV and trailer camping locations and outdoor products
from fishing tackle to tents and stoves are listed here too.
Popular waters include the Columbia river, The Kenai river,
Tillamook Bay and species include fall Chinook salmon,
spring chinook, upriver brights and springers as well as
smallmouth bass, trophy sturgeon and keeper sturgeon. Select
a guide or resort below and have the fishing adventure of a