The Oregon fishing guide
fishes popular Oregon rivers for Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon
including the Willamette River, Clackamas River, Buoy 10 And
Tillamook Bay for Fall Chinook Salmon.
The best Columbia River fishing guides
are listed on this website.
river fishing guides and local resorts for the Oregon and Washington.
Columbia river fishing guides are Oregon fishing guides and Washington
fishing guides. They fish for
Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Walleye, Bass and Trout
and species include "Fall Chinook" King Salmon, Spring Chinook, Upriver brights
and Springers as well as smallmouth bass, trophy Sturgeon and keeper
Sturgeon. Select a guide below and have the fishing adventure of a
The Columbia River fishing guides listed on this website are our favorites.
Some say the most productive area
is the Columbia River between Portland and Longview. Literally
millions of salmon, steelhead and Sturgeon flood past this area
every year. We fish out of a fully enclosed Thunder Jet river sled
that accommodates 4 fisherman. I am Coast Guard Licensed and
Barbless hooks required Jan. 1 on large portion of Columbia
OLYMPIA - Starting New Year's Day, anglers will be
required to use barbless hooks until further notice when fishing for
salmon, steelhead and cutthroat on a large section of the Columbia
The rule issued today by the Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) will affect sport fisheries from the mouth of the
Columbia River - including the north jetty - upstream to the state
border with Oregon, 17 miles upstream from McNary Dam.
Under the new rule, anglers may still use single-point,
double-point, or treble hooks in those waters, so long as any barbs
have been filed off or pinched down.
State fishery managers said the immediate need for the rule is to
make Washington's fishing regulations consistent with those in
Oregon, where that state's fish and wildlife commission recently
approved a broad-based measure that prohibits Oregonian license
holders from using barbed hooks on the Columbia River starting Jan.
"Fisheries can be very difficult to manage under two different sets
of rules," said Guy Norman, WDFW southwest region director. "The two
states have worked together for nearly a hundred years to maintain
regulatory consistency on the river that serves as a common
In recent months, both states have been discussing a ban on barbed
hooks as part of broad-based policy to restructure Columbia River
fisheries to promote the recovery of wild salmon and steelhead. As a
conservation tool, barbless hooks are easier to remove than barbed
hooks, reducing the likelihood of killing or injuring the fish,
"That's especially important on the Columbia River, where anglers
are required to release fish from a number of protected runs
unharmed," he said.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, which sets policy for
WDFW, is scheduled to take action next month on the new draft policy
that includes a ban on barbed hooks and a variety of other
A vote on the draft policy, which also includes phasing out the use
of gillnets by non-tribal fishers in the mainstem Columbia River by
2017, is scheduled Jan. 12 during a public meeting in Olympia. More
information about the draft policy is available at
fishing guides are booking trips on the Upper & Lower
Columbia River, Willamette River, Clackamas River and mid
Columbia River area below Bonneville dam for Salmon
Steelhead, Shad & Sturgeon.
fishing guides specialize in Oversize sturgeon, these fish range in size
from 6 feet to ? and often break the surface of the water to
make for an excellent photo. You’ll be fishing with Coast
Guard licensed guides in comfortable boats. All the bait and gear is
usually provided for the species of fish you are going
Call today for the Salmon, Sturgeon or Steelhead fishing
trip of a lifetime. You can fish with Northwest fishing
just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon or all up and
down the Columbia River.
Summer Chinook Season On The Columbia River
There will be a Summer Chinook Season again this year on the
Columbia river for two weeks only. These are big Kings that are
heading up to the Upper Columbia to spawn late summer. This is a
special season to be able and fish for these Salmon. It is only
our third year we have been able to fish for these Kings since
the early 70's. They are allowing us to catch 1,000 fish. Are
some of them going to be yours. Book your trip today will there
are still some trips available.
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
Besides offering fishing tips & fishing reports, we also offer tips
on beachcombing & razor clam digging in & around Astoria, Seaside,
Warrenton, Cannon Beach, & Hammond.
Laurent Salmon and Steelhead fishing
guide. I fish the Columbia River,
Tillamook Bay and all coastal rivers &
bays nearby including Nehalem, the
Wilson & Trask Rivers for Salmon &
Steelhead and the popular Buoy 10 Salmon
fishery. I also fish for Spring Salmon
at Wind River and Drano Lake and the
Willamette River. I'll give you tips and
information to help you fish all those
areas because I've been fishing them all
my life and it's my passion. I live to
get up every morning and fish and
nothing is more fun to me than making
sure my friends and clients are "on the
fish" and in the right zone using the
very best baits and lures. Please visit
my website and contact me to book a
trip. My promise to you is that you'll
be glad you did -
Daniel St. Laurent -
St. Laurent Guide Service
Fishing Reports For
The Columbia River
I wanted to send an update on the upcoming 2015 fishing season. Last year we had a great summer and fall season with a near record run of Chinook and Coho.
With the predictions this year it looks like we are going to have another awesome year of fishing. I’ve been receiving calls from clients that want to
schedule trips this year and now that the forecasts are out, I thought I would give everyone an idea of what to expect.
This year the projection for Springer’s is similar to last year and should offer some good opportunities. ODFW is projecting over 300,000 fish returning to
the Columbia, which would make it the 6th largest return in recent years and another 55,000+ for the Willamette. The Columbia River season has been set;
it’s open now through April 10. The Willamette River season will run into June and should produce some good fishing mid-April through the end of May. If
you are interested in fishing for these highly prized fish, please give me a call as soon as possible as these days are starting to fill up.
Lower River Sturgeon - Astoria
If you’re looking for some action, this is a great summer fishery. These fish put up a great fight and range from 20 – 60 lbs., with some going over 300
lbs. Last year the fishing was so good most days, we boated 35 – 75 fish. The regulations are not out this year, but most likely it will be another year of
“Catch & Release” fishing. The best Sturgeon action is in June, July and early August.
Summer Ocean Fishing
The fishing last year in the Ocean was extremely good with limits every day. The prediction for this year is close to 1,000,000 Coho, and with the addition
of a huge Chinook run this should make for another fantastic year on the Ocean. The Ocean opens mid June and should be very good through August. The
weather this time of year at the coast is usually very mild which makes for some great days on the ocean.
Last year was the second largest run of Chinook on record and it was some of the best fishing I’ve seen in the river. The predictions just came out for
this year and they are similar to last year with nearly a million Chinook and another million Coho. The Chinook range between 15 and 40 lbs. and have been
in the river for only about a day or two, so they are still actively feeding, bright, and put up a great fight. With both the Chinook & Coho run
projection similar to last year, we should have a phenomenal fall season.
The season runs from August 1 thru the middle of October so please call early to get a day for what will be another fantastic year of fall fishing.
If you have any questions or want to schedule a trip, please give me a call and I will do my best to schedule a great day of fishing for you!
It's almost time for the
much anticipated run of spring Chinook to start showing up. Most anglers
start to get the fever this time of year. Since the springers haven't
arrived yet there is another option, Walleye. Walleye fishing is becoming
more, and more popular on the Columbia river. Experts predict that the next
world record will come from the Columbia. Anglers from the mid west come to
the Columbia just to have a chance at a trophy. Jan, Feb, and March is the
best time to go after the big ones. The fish this time of year are not that
aggressive, and won't go out of there way to strike a moving bait. All the
fish we have been catching have come on the vertical jigging method. We are
trying to keep the bait in front of the fish as long as possible, and
jigging is the best way to do that. We are using a 3/4 oz green jig head
with a whole nightcrawler. Next month when the water warms, we will be
trolling more then jigging. They tend to be more active when the water
warms, and will go after a faster moving bait. We will troll down stream
using a worm harness with a #4 chartreuse blade, and a whole nightcrawler.
This time of year you will catch some big females. Please release these fish
so that Walleye fishing on the Columbia will remain good for years to come.
For more info on Walleye, Fall Chinook, Sturgeon, Drano lake Steelhead, and
the up-coming Spring Chinook run below Bonneville, and Drano lake, go to
or call 541-380-1415. Good luck fishing.