We guide on the Columbia River from the mouth near Astoria, Oregon and Ilwaco, Washington to the Idaho border.
The Buoy 10 fishery in the estuary at the mouth of the Columbia River for Fall King and Coho salmon is one of the hottest spots for catching salmon in the world. This season opens the first day of August each year. Our clients often catch limits of nice kings and silvers to take home daily. Double and triple hookups happen often. Lots of fun and excitement.
A typical days fishing for six clients goes something like this. Full limits in the box and another six or ten fished successfully released. Total fish landed around eighteen or twenty in each of our boats. The kings could weigh into the forty pound class with the potential for even bigger. We catch some Coho into the teens. Some of the wild salmon must be released. In this fishery the experienced and the casual fishers all have a good time and catch plenty of quality salmon.
Year after year our corporate accounts take their clients on successful fishing adventures here. For the hard core fishermen for an additional fee, after you catch your limits of salmon you can switch over to catch and release sturgeon fishing until you have a pleasant ache in your arms.
The Buoy 10 King fishery closes around Labor Day and we move upriver as these fish head upstream. The Longview, Kalama, Woodland areas produce lots of nice catches of Kings and Silvers and we are right in the middle of them. In September as the fish move into the tributaries and up the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam we stay right with them.
We know the right times and best spots for you to fish. We can take you to great salmon fishing all fall.