We had a great day down here fishing in Astoria Oregon on the Columbia River. We had a boat limit of Chinook and had a bunch of other chances. We still have a few open seats so give our office a call or Book Online Here!
Dani Jones showing that she too can get into the action on the Columbia River out of Astoria, OR. We absolutely love this time of year and have a few open dates left for this August. We have a full boat open the 8th, and 16th. We also have 2 open seats on the 21st, one seat the 22nd, and 3 seats open the 23rd. Book online by clicking Here!
Fishing has really picked up the past two days down here in Astoria fishing on the Columbia River. Today was especially good. We managed to put double digit numbers into the net today and with the upcoming tides this week should see lights out fishing. I have 2 seats open for fishing on Wednesday 8/24 and 2 seats open on the 30th and 31st. These are my last available dates for fishing down here at Buoy 10 for the 2016 season. Our next stop is the Hanford Reach starting the 15th of September, and bg the looks of things it will be a fantastic year in Eastern Washington on the Columbia River.
This report is for the past two days, as we had a very long day in on the water yesterday. Fishing over the weekend has been tough for most boats. Some people found decent succes, but for most it was a grind. On Saturday we had a real grinder of a day. For three customers we only landed two chinook, and it took us until 6pm to make that happen. There were plenty of fish to be caught, but they just did not seem to want to play.
Today was a much better day. We were able to limit out on our hatchery Chinook. We ended up with three nice keepers. We did not get a lot of bites, but we really made them count and we were very fortunate to find hatchery fish as our biters. Today we fished all over the place and never really had a consistent bite anywhere, but we got fish almost everywhere we fished. Our fish today came on both anchovies and herring pulled behind shortbus and Fish flash flashers.
Judging by the action today I really expect this next week to fish well. There are a lot of fish around and the bigger tides we have coming this week should push a bunch of fresh fish into the river. This fishery is a great one and we all have our ups and downs, but by fishing hard and using all the information in front of us we are usually able to get our gear in front of some biters.
We still have some openings! August 17th for up to 4 people, 18th -19th we have 2 seats open, 24th we have 2 seats open, and we have the 30th and 31st open for up to 4 people.
Also don’t forget to get your Hanford Reach fall chinook dates booked. It’s going to be another fantastic year in the “reach” and now is the time to get your dates lined up.
Today was another great day out on the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon. We had to work hard for our fish today and we ended up one shy of a limit, but the fish that we did get were fantastic fish. We bonked a 28 and 24 pound fish today.
The bite never really materialized for us today, but we got our fish from the church hole and picked up some on the Washington side of the river above the bridge. Also all our fish were caught on herring today, which is a change from the past few days.
We still have some great dates open. August 15th,17th, 30th, and 31st are still open for up to 4 people, and we have seats open the 16th, 18th, 19th, and 24th. Get in touch with us or book online by clicking on the book now button on our homepage.
We had another fantastic day on the Columbia River out of Astoria, Oregon today. We had four customers on the boat and we landed a total of 5 chinook and lost a few more than that.
We started our day fishing above the bridge on the Oregon side and the bite was decent, but not as good as yesterday. We picked up a few fish here before moving up above Tounge Point. The Tounge Point bite never materialized today as it had yesterday. At about 11 am we moved over to the Washington bank at the ship and got into a decent bite at the tide change.
All in all we had a great day on the water and our customers ended up taking home all of their chinook. We still have some openings down here so give us a call at 208-861-0654 and let’s get you set up for a Buoy 10 fishing trip.
Fishing out of Astoria, Oregon was fantastic again today. We started on the Oregon side just above the bridge and found ourselves in a wide open bite. I had two customers today and we had 10+ bites in the first hour and a half. We killed two very nice Chinook and culled through a few smaller fish trying to get one big one to round out our boat limit of Chinook.
After our first few hours the fishing slowed down for us and we landed one more nice Chinook that we also decided to send back in search of just one big fish. We ended our day without finding a third fish that we wanted to end our day on, but all in all it was an absolutely fantastic day of fishing.
I still have some openings I have August 15th, 17th, 21st, 30th, and 31st open for 4 seats, and the 16th, 18th, 19th, 24th open for 2 seats. Please check go to the book now button on out home page or give us a call or text at 208-861-0654 and let’s get you a seat booked for this fantastic fishery!
Today was our first actual guide trip of our 2016 Buoy 10 season. Overall fishing was good today. We started our day fishing above the bridge on the Washington side of the river, and got into a decent bite at the start of the outgoing tide. After one fish landed and a few other missed opportunities we kind of hit a dry spell. We did some searching and had a few bites here and there, but just could not really get any thing to go until just after low slack. Just as the tide was starting to push in we found ourselves in the middle of a great bite again on the Washington side of the river above the bridge. We finished our day going 5-8 with some great salmon heading home with our customers.
For anyone who is interested in fishing this Buoy 10 seasonwe still have some great openings. We have August the 15th, 17th, 21st, 30th, and 31st open for up to 4 people, and the 16th, 18th, 19th, and 24th open for 2 people to join in a boat.
Click on the Book online button on our home page to book your next trip with us or give us a call at 208-861-0654.
Category : Salmon Fishing
Starting August 1st, and continuing until the end of the month, we turn our attention to the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria. Oregon. This is the famed Buoy 10 fishery! There is nothing quite like the pull of a 20+ pound Chinook ripping line out on a hell bent run back to the Pacific Ocean. To say that these fish are fresh is an understatement! The fish you hook up with most likely just came into the river from the big pond on the last incoming tide. This is an exciting fishery that is on many people’s bucket list, and is one of our most favorite fisheries of the entire year. Bring the family out for a vacation on the coast, while you sneak out for some of the finest salmon fishing in the world.
This is without a doubt the most publicized fishery in the Northwest, and arguably the single most anticipated fishery of the year. When you spend an August day chasing fresh from the previous tide Upriver Bright Fall Chinook, and Coho at the mouth of the Columbia River there is no doubt you are in a special place. The buzz and feeling you get just being in this historic area makes a trip worth it.
We start our days out of the East Mooring Basin in Astoria, Oregon. From here we set out on the river to the best location for the days particular tides. This is a dynamic fishery as we are always changing locations to put you on the best locations for the specific periods of the tides. This is also a troll oriented fishery and we love to fish bait. Fresh herring and anchovies pulled behind a flasher is our number one rig.
We suggest that you book early for this fishery as our available space tends to fill quickly. Also this is a prime time for other tourist attractions on the coast and securing a hotel room can be a little difficult with short notice. When booking we can offer suggestions on where to stay for a variety of different budgets and lodging needs.
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