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Bottom Fishing: January 1 through December 31. We nearly always limit when conditions allow us to fish the ocean! Seabass are most common, also Ling Cod, Kelp Greenling and Cabezon (Cabezon can only be retained July 1 through December 31}.
Summer and Fall Ocean Salmon: Fisheries managers have not yet announced the 2021 ocean salmon season. Most years the ocean opens for Salmon fishing around the end of the first week in June. This page will be updated when its determined.
2021 Season for world famous Buoy 10 salmon fishing in the lower river also has not been determined. Typically, a million Chinook (King salmon) pass right in front of Astoria on their annual migration up the Columbia river. Anglers best chance all year of catching salmon. Book early because this fishery is very popular. As buoy 10 fishing slows, the Coho (silver salmon) are right behind them. Typically we catch Coho through the end of October.
Spring Chinook: March 20th through May 10th (subject to mid season changes). This is the most difficult local fishery to be successful at, but also produces the greatest prize in Northwest Sport Fishing. Each year, commercially caught Spring Chinook start around $50/pound! The best eating salmon in the world!
Sturgeon: 2021 Sturgeon keeper season is yet to be determined. 2020 spring Sturgeon keeper season never happened due to Corona virus restrictions. Based on 2017 - 2019 seasons, I think we can expect to see mid May through the end of the first week of June on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to be the 2021 season. This opportunity is very limited. These fish are truly awesome! Call, text or email to take advantage of this amazing fishery.
Catch and release Sturgeon fishing is always open, starting mid May for best results, through early August. The closer you are to July 4th, the better fishing, it seems. Sturgeon fishing in the lower Columbia river is nearly unbelievable. People get off the boat saying its the best day they have ever had fishing. Biggest fish, most fish. Its incredibly fun!
Dungeness Crab fishing: September, October, November and December. We nearly always limit out with 12 delicious Dungeness crab. You will not find better crab anywhere in the world. Sweet, delicate and incredibly delicious.
Summer salmon Steelhead Fishing: 2021 season dates are not yet determined, but its normally June 16th through July 31st. Calm waters of the river and summer stealhead make for a fantastic chance for excellent quality fish. 2021 Forecast for summer salmon is the best in years.