Buoy 10 and Ocean Salmon

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing

It’s that time of year again! With less than 10 days before the Columbia River opens for Salmon fishing I have been getting leaders tied, gear organized and bought all in preparation for the next couple of months. This is by far the busiest and best time of year for catching Salmon in the Columbia River. Its like a big Salmon catching party and this year I am expecting a lot of catching to happen. I will start at the mouth of the river at the famous Buoy 10 fishery. While in the lower part of the river I target these fish by trolling triangle flashers and cut plug Herring or whole Anchovies. This is an awesome fishery for anyone; friends, family co workers or customers. I have some limited availability so be sure to book your trip soon!

Ocean Salmon

This year we will only be able to keep Hatchery Chinooks until August 24th in the river, then we will be able to keep any Chinook. Early in August when the Chinook are not in the river in full force the Ocean gives us a great option to fill the box. The limit is two Salmon, only one Chinook. Typically the fish are right outside of the mouth so the run is not too far and they are quite easy to catch. Right now the Coho gain about a pound per week before they enter the river to make their journey to the spawning grounds. If you want an action packed day the Ocean is the place to be!

Recent Catches

A Green Sturgeon caught near Astoria Oregon. These are rare fish to catch as they are only in freshwater for a short amount of time to spawn.
These two had a great day chasing Summer Steelhead on the Lewis River. We caught these fish side drifting small clusters of cured salmon eggs.


Open Dates

Ocean Salmon and Catch and Release Sturgeon
23rd-31st – 6 seats
Buoy 10
3rd – 6 seats
4th – 2 seats
8th – 6 seats
9th – 6 seats
10th – 6 seats
15th – 4 seats
23rd – 4 seats