From where the Columbia River meets the Ocean in Astoria, Oregon, to the many unique places to fish on the Lewis, The Pacific Northwest is never short on a fantastic fishing experience. See below for more information and to book your next trip.
COLUMBIA RIVER GUIDED FISHING TRIPS
Fishing on the Columbia River is one of the world’s most incredible fishing experiences as the Columbia hosts salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and walleye. Captain Michael is super fortunate to share some fantastic fishing adventures with you on this majestic river. Real Deal Fishing Adventures will fish year-round on the Columbia as it provide lots of options to our fishing guests.
WILLAMETTE RIVER GUIDED FISHING TRIPS
While the Willamette River is over 180 miles long, I spend most of my time in the lower parts of the river below the Oregon City Falls towards the river’s mouth to include the Multnomah Channel. We get a great run of Spring Chinook there and a healthy population of Sturgeon throughout the year. For salmon, this tends to be primarily a troll fishery. While most of my fishing locations have very natural scenery, the Willamette is in the heart of downtown Portland, and we get to experience the busy city while fishing.
LEWIS RIVER GUIDED FISHING TRIPS
The Lewis River, a tributary of the Columbia River, can be found flowing through my hometown of Woodland, Washington. Well known for its salmon and steelhead fishing runs, The Lewis holds a special place in my heart as a fisherman and is a large part of why I am so passionate about the sport of fishing today. I can still remember catching my first Steelhead on it and spending countless hours rung around its’ banks as a kid. This river is in my backyard and is by far one of my favorite fishing destinations. With three dams controlling the river’s flows, rarely is this river is not fishable. Unlike many other tributaries, there is almost always a fish to catch in the Lewis. Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Coho, Winter Chinook, Spring Chinook, and my favorite, Fall Chinook. Fishing here tends to be very hands-on and very active. As we fish a large portion of the river each day, the scenery constantly changes and makes for a fantastic Fishing Experience.
GUIDED FISHING TRIPS
The world-famous Buoy 10 fishery starts on the North Oregon Coast is where the mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. I like to get a head start targeting these Salmon and venture out into the ocean for more than a month before the season begins on the Columbia River. These Salmon out into the sea are still feeding on baitfish, and when you find a hungry school of Salmon, it is not uncommon for multiple rods to hook up at once, and all of these trips launch from Astoria, Oregon.