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RATES & TRIPS

Trip Rates

Fishing Trips: $225 per person (2 person minimum, up to 6 people)

Crabbing Trips: $125 per person (minimum of 4 people)

 

*50% deposit required at time of booking to reserve your date

Cancellation: Two week cancellation required.

We reserve the right to reschedule the trip due to poor conditions .

 

*Your deposit will be fully refunded if we are unable to reschedule your trip.

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Spring Chinook

Spring Chinook Salmon are regarded as one of the finest eating salmon out there.  Fresh fish from the salt water, Spring Chinook start to trickle into the Columbia and Willamette River in late February. By mid March fishing can be fantastic. The Columbia season is restricted by quotas, and the seasons usually close after the first week in April, with fishing getting better as you get closer to the closure date.  After the Columbia closes, we move into the Willamette system, which provides great fishing through April and May. These hard fighting fish weigh 10-25 pounds, with your average fish around 15 pounds. 

 

Fishing Season

Columbia River: February - April

Willamette River: April - May

 
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Fall Chinook

Once the bulk of the Chinook move up from the estuary into the Columbia River, we head upstream from the coast to target them. Known as URB’s (Up River Brights) these fish stay bright with great meat quality on their journey to Eastern Oregon. Combined with, typically, great September weather and fish between 20 and 40 pounds, it’s provides a great fishery for any angler.  We target these fish from the mouth of the Cowlitz River through the Columbia River gorge near the towns of Hood River and The Dalles. 

 

Fishing Season

Columbia River: September

Buoy 10

This world class salmon fishery, located in the lower 15 miles of the Columbia River, is a result of hundreds of thousands of Chinook and Coho salmon entering the estuary in a short time frame.  The season starts August 1st as the Chinook Salmon start migrating and staging in the River.  By the end of August the Chinook fishing usually closes in lower river, but fishing for Coho continues to be excellent through the end of September.  The Buoy 10 fishery provides some of the most action packed salmon fishing in the world, and should be on every one’s bucket list. Buoy 10 spots fill up fast so be sure to book your trip well in advance. 

 

Fishing Season

Chinook: August

Coho: August - September

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Dungeness Crabbing

Astoria & Coastal Bays

 

October is a great month to combine salmon fishing and crabbing in the Coastal Bays of Northwest Oregon.  Big Fall chinook and great crabbing provides for an excellent day on the water.  Once the rains come the crabbing is tough in the bays, but excellent opportunities can be had in the Astoria area in November and December.  Limits are the norm on these trips, and they are a great family event.  A minimum of 4 people is needed for a crabbing trip.  

Fishing Season

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Sturgeon

White Sturgeon of the Pacific Northwest offer an amazing opportunity for sport fishing. These fish are hard fighting, plentiful, and often gigantic, with fish over 10 feet long frequently caught in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Most years we are allowed a short keeper season from mid-May to the beginning of June out of Astoria. Although the slot limit is only 46-50 inches, there are enough fish around to provide a great chance at a keeper sized fish.  

In June and July we will continue to fish out of Astoria for catch and release sturgeon fishing. This is an amazing fishery, as sturgeon migrate from upriver and in from the ocean to feed on the schools of baitfish that move into the Columbia. With typically great weather and a lot of action, this is an awesome fishery for kids and families.  

 

Fishing Season

Columbia River: February - April

Willamette River: April - May