Buoy 10 Guided Salmon Fishing
Astoria Oregon is one of the great fishing towns in the world and is famous for the legendary Bouy 10 guided salmon fishing. The town of Astoria sits on the southern shores of the Columbia River, 10 miles from the Columbia’s entrance where it joins the Pacific Ocean. There are lots of attractions in the Astoria area making it enjoyable for the entire family. Great coastal weather and cool local vibe is as special as the world class fishing. The Buoy 10 fishery might be the largest salmon fishery on the continent with a Chinook and Coho run of over a million. Buoy 10 Chinook salmon start arriving in early August and will hang in the estuary through September. Both A can B run Coho will arrive middle of August and make the Columbia River journey early October.
Fishing for Coho/Silvers and Chinooks
Fishing can be very technical keeping up with tidal schedules, staying in touch with guides for fishing information, dealing with boat traffic and pinpointing the right technique and baits. Fishing both Coho/Silvers and Chinook has its challenges and place. Most of our fishing is around the mouth of the Columbia from Hammond area, north to Cape Disappointment. This section is flooded with anchovies that have been pushed in from the NW winds. Coho tend spend most of their time on the upper 35 feet of the water column and the Chinook seem to be everywhere. We also move a little more north to the Long Beach area and find biters feeding off the shorelines. Trolling anchovies or herring behind in line flashers or using the pro-troll system seems to be the most productive method. There are times spinners can be the hot- ticket but the key is to get the bait down on their nose and let the fish be your guide. Every year fishing changes and so do the conditions.