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Astoria, Oregon Fishing Guides & Charter Boats Offer Quality Fishing Trips

Astoria fishing guides and local resorts for salmon, steelhead, walleye, bass and trout fishing guides and outfitters from all over the northwest. Not all these fishing guides fish this area but they are all some of the best fish guides in the northwest from Alaska, through Canada, and into Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Popular resorts, cabin rentals, boat rentals and outdoor services including camping spots, RV and trailer camping locations and outdoor products from fishing tackle to tents and stoves are listed here too. Popular waters include the Columbia river, The Kenai river, Tillamook Bay and species include fall Chinook salmon, spring Chinook, upriver brights and springers as well as smallmouth bass, trophy sturgeon and keeper sturgeon. Select a guide or resort below and have the fishing adventure of a lifetime.


Mid Columbia River Guide Service

Mid Columbia River Guide Service featuring full-time fishing guide Elmer Hill. Specializing in Trophy species such as Walleye, Spring & Fall King Salmon, Keeper & Oversize Sturgeon, B run Steelhead and Shad in areas from Bonneville Dam and surrounding areas upstream in the Columbia River to Tri Cities Washington "Hanford Reach" Including Snake River Fishery. 30 years experience will insure you have a comfortable and safe trip.
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Astoria Salmon fishing guides & Astoria, Oregon Sturgeon fishing

Columbia River main stem, Buoy 10 upstream to Tongue Point Line. Unless indicated below, catch limits, season dates, and other regulations listed in the 2008 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet remain in effect.




Astoria fishing guide and charter boats catch salmon and sturgeon in the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon. Fishing is better in Astoria than almost anywhere else in the world during peak seasons. Trophy sturgeon and keeper sturgeon and oversize sturgeon are all popular fisheries for Astoria fishing guides. The location is in the mouth of the Columbia River in nearby popular areas include Westport and buoy 10. Many local area charters and charter boats offer a ocean fishing trips, half day trips, bottom fishing and halibut fishing too. Contact a local Astoria fishing guide to day and book a charter fishing trip on a seaworthy vessel and enjoy a a world class fishing experience in Astoria, Oregon.

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Salmon, Steelhead, and Shad, General regulations

For the mainstem Columbia River salmon and steelhead fishery upstream of the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line to McNary Dam effective February 15 through June 15, 2008 “It is unlawful when fishing from vessels which are less than 30 feet in length, substantiated by Coast Guard documentation or Marine Board registration, to totally remove from the water any salmon or steelhead required to be released”.

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States reopen lower Columbia Chinook seasons

September 13, 2011

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington today announced that they will reopen some Chinook salmon seasons in the lower Columbia River, effective Sept. 16. The additional fishing opportunity is possible due to lower than expected catches of ESA-listed lower river wild tule fall Chinook.

Under the rule change adopted at a joint state hearing Monday afternoon, Chinook retention will be allowed from Buoy 10 upstream 19 miles to Tongue Point starting Sept. 16 and continuing through the end of the year. The daily bag limit from Sept. 16 through the end of the year will be two adult salmon/steelhead in combination. Coho and steelhead must be adipose fin-clipped, but Chinook can either be clipped or not. Retention of jacks is prohibited in this fishery until Oct.1.

Farther upstream, from Tongue Point approximately 69 miles upstream to the Warrior Rock/Lewis River line, Chinook retention will be allowed Sept. 16, 17, and 18. Chinook retention (for adults and jacks) will close again effective Sept. 19 and reopen Oct. 1 through the end of the year. The daily bag limit is two adult salmon/steelhead in combination. Coho and steelhead much be adipose fin-clipped. When Chinook retention is allowed, adult and jack Chinook may be retained whether fin-clipped or not.

From the Warrior Rock/Lewis River line upstream to the Oregon/Washington border, Chinook retention is currently open and will remain open until the end of the year with no changes from previously adopted seasons.

For more information visit ODFW’s regulations update page on the Internet at

All fishing regulations are changing often so please visit the home page of ODFW for current information.

Lots of big ships travel up and down the Columbia River from all over the world.

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Fishing advertisements - Fishing Guides Washington State

Whether you are looking to fish the Columbia River or the Pacific Ocean you'll need an experienced guide. Oregon Fishing Guide Service...Fish in Oregon with fishing guide, Billy Davis of Gale Force Guides!
Billy has lived & fished the lower Columbia area his whole life. He was going over the Columbia River Bar at the age of 12 as a deckhand on a charter boat out of Hammond, OR. In 1980 he obtained his U.S. Coast Guard Masters license.
We specialize in sturgeon fishing, salmon fishing, (King Salmon & Coho salmon) steelhead fishing, & crab fishing on the Columbia River, Willamette River, Nehalem River, Tillamook Bay, & Buoy 10 as well as crossing the Columbia River Bar to fish in the Pacific Ocean.
Besides offering fishing tips & fishing reports, we also offer tips on beachcombing & razor clam digging in & around Astoria, Seaside, Warrenton, Cannon Beach, & Hammond.

How To Fish The Westport Area

 For the uninformed, tales of the Chehalis River bar at Grays Harbor can be intimidating, although sometimes rightfully so.   For a small boat, a 17’ or 18’ with a deep hull would probably be considered minimal.   If you watch the weather, time & tides, & understand good boating practices,  there should be no real problems.  But if you happen to try to go out when there is a big run-off, or it is windy, this bar is not a Sunday afternoon cruise in lower Puget Sound.  Experience is invaluable in any situation, and many first-timers here may want to go with someone who knows the area, or at least follow them out and stay in radio contact.  

 Fishing here you will need to observe WDFW marine area 2 rules, with the bay east of a north/south line thru buoy #13 after September 1, using 2.2 rules.

 The name town Westport is actually the community at the stop light, while the town of Westhaven is at the boat basin, but the whole area is generally referred to as Westport.  In 2002 there was a bulletin board set up near the Westport launch pay station where there were updated GPS locations of where the charters were recently fishing.  This was apparently established to help target the Chinook & allow the Coho quota to not be attained until later in the season.  However if the fishing currently was not that good, the old numbers were known to stay up for considerable time, creating long empty runs.

 If help may be needed, VHF channel 16 is the Coast Guard distress channel, with the more commonly used channel 68 being the fishing chatter channel, while the charters usually monitor channel 79.

Astoria Area Boat Launches

Getting There #1:      To get to the only launch in the area, as you come into town on Montesano Street, after you pass the airport on the right, there are a couple of small seasonal stores on the right, and next will be a Chevron service station at an intersection.  The name of this station is The Hungry Whale, at it, turn to the east (right) on Wilson Street and the launch is about 2 blocks straight ahead.  The trailer parking lot is on the right.  The Coast Guard station is between the launch, parking  & the water.  The launch is owned & maintained Port of Grays Harbor.  It is a good 3 lane concrete ramp, with loading docks, there however is no freshwater wash down available.  Launch fee is $5.00.   For a link to a map of the marina click HERE.

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Astoria Dunes Motel

Astoria Dunes Motel, AAA Aproved Hotel, in beautiful Astoria where you will always find a friendly smile and a helpful hand. The Astoria Dunes Motel is located in the heart of Historic Union Town district nestled alongside the Columbia River. We are an exterior corridor property and have 58 clean and comfortable rooms and offer free high-speed wireless Internet. All our rooms are equipped with coffee makers, cable TV with HBO and some rooms include a refrigerator and microwave. For your convenience we offer smoking and non smoking rooms.

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