Charters and Guide Service
call or text any time
Bottom Fishing: January 1 through December 31. We nearly
always limit when conditions allow us to fish the ocean! Sea
bass are most common, also Ling Cod, Kelp Greenling and
Cabezon (Cabezon can only be retained July 1 through
Spring Chinook: March 1st through mid May 31st. (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!
Summer and Fall Salmon: Fisheries managers have yet
to set Summer and fall salmon seasons, Historically, around
the third week of June through the end of October.
August 1st marks the beginning of world famous Buoy
10 fishing in the lower river.
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. This years forecast is the best in years. Typically
we catch them through the end of October.
Sturgeon: Fisheries managers have not yet announced
the keeper Sturgeon season. We are expecting Mid May
through early June, Mondays, Wednesdays and
Saturdays, but we wont know until sometime in April.
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.
Steelhead Fishing: December through early March is
winter Steelhead time. Drift boat fishing feels like a Tom
Sawyer/Hucklyberry Fin float down the river with a chance
of a chrome bright aerial flier that swims four directions going
a hundred miles and hour. Fun fun!