Welcome and thank you for visiting! I am Jeff Keightley and I would
love to take you fishing! If you are planning a trip to the Portland
area or the Oregon Coast, give me a call, shoot me a text or an
Fishing with Astoria Fishing Charters is always six fishermen per
boat or less. We feature smaller parties and personalized trips.
You never fish with large groups of people on board! If your party
has more than six people, we simply take multiple boats. Its very
enjoyable to have friendly competitions between boats. We believe
smaller parties make much better fishing trips.
Astoria Oregon Coast Dungeness Crab fishing update 11/11/13:
Crab fishing is very good on my boat and limits are being caught
easily. The crab are already quite full and heavy bodied. I am
currently offering trips for $85/person. Trips for two, including
lodging start at just $250/couple. The limit is 12 crab per person.
I was in Costco yesterday and noticed that packages of two whole
dungeness crab were around $30 (depending on weight). 12
Dungeness crab at Costco is around $180! That doesnt compare
well with getting them yourself for $85, not to mention that the
quality of store bought crab isn't even close and no where near as
much fun either! Trips include cooking the crab.
All you need is warm clothing and a shellfish license ($7/person for
an annual Oregon resident license, 3 day non-resident licenses are
$11.50 and its the same license you need for clamming on the
beach). I provide bait, traps and all the knowledge required. You
will be blown away at the incredible flavor of these delicious little
guys. Since 12 crab may be more than you can eat, I offer this tip:
Crab submerged in milk freezes very nicely! Put it in a big pot at
some later date, warm it up to melt the milk, then throw them in the
oven or on your barbecue to reheat and its still absolutely delicious!
Crab fishing improves until around Christmas, when the
commercial crab fishermen begin. After that, it gets harder to get
limits. Until then, we are going to feed a lot of people with delicious
Bottom fishing update 10/22/13: One of the most fun and active
fisheries around. Ling cod, sea bass and a variety of other tasty
fish are plentiful. Bottom fishing trips are normally shorter in
duration and depend upon ocean conditions being good. The limit
is 7 fish per person and one Ling cod, which does not count toward
Spring Chinook fishing starts in March and we are booking trips
now. Usually towards the end of the season is the best fishing.
The season has not been set yet, but usually runs through mid
April. These are the highest quality, best eating salmon on earth!
What makes a high quality fish is how far away they are from
spawning and dieing. Spring Chinook actually spawn in the fall, so
they are genetically engineered to spend six or more months in
fresh water and swim up to 900 miles up the Columbia river to
spawn. The result is an incredibly high fat content with off the
charts levels of omega 3 oil, and the best tasting salmon in the
Now, lets go fishing!!
Ocean Caught Chinook Salmon
Lower Columbia Spring Chinook
Also, see our sister
company, Sea Star Satellite:
|Sport Crab Fishing|
Charters and Guide Service
call or text any time
7/26/13 Salmon limit, done by
Another Nice Spring Salmon