Astoria Oregon Fishing Guides
Salmon is the fish to catch in Astoria OR
Our expert guides target the Fall run of Chinook near the towns of Astoria Oregon and Illwaco Washington.
Fishing from the mouth of the Columbia at Buoy 10 upriver to Tongue Point, this is the first stretch of river that these fish enter and they are dime bright, coming in on each day’s tides. Our Astoria Oregon fishing guides intercept these big, powerful Chinook as they make their way through the channels and sand bars of the Lower Columbia River.
Knowing the waters in Astoria Oregon is key!
Our guides know where to be at each stage of the tide. This is crucial at this fishery and we are experts at reading the tide and knowing right where to be to stay on top of the hot bite. The Fall Chinook run is the largest of the salmon runs in the Columbia River system, with recent runs hitting near the million fish mark. This makes for some awesome catching! If you are looking for Astoria Oregon fishing guides look no further than Reel Time Fishing!
Coho salmon in astoria oregon
While fishing for Chinook you will also have the ability to catch Coho Salmon as well. These fish are smaller but eat just as well, some say even better than a Chinook. Coho will bite the same baits that we fish for Chinook. In recent years anglers have been able to retain 1 Chinook and 1 Coho OR 2 Coho’s at this fishery.
NEW – Crab and Salmon Combo Trips in Astoria
In recent years our captains have been offering a crabbing add-on to their trips. With this option, we will take you to the north shore jetty where our crab pots soak 24/7. We like to think of this as a little bonus to your salmon trip and most guests opt in! Our crew will clean your crabs and once we hit the dock we send them up to the dock-side cookers so you and your guests have fresh crab within an hour of stepping off our boats. Let our Astoria Oregon fishing guides treat you right, contact us today to book your trip.
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Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?
The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.
IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?
We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.
HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?
Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing
DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?
Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.
DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.
DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?
Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.