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Lewiston Idaho 83501
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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.

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Buoy 10

What is Buoy 10?

Buoy 10 is actually a buoy out towards the mouth of the Columbia River near the town of Astoria Oregon. The buoy marks the outbound deadline for anglers before entering the bar that is a no fishing zone. Guides and anglers refer to Buoy 10 as this super large area that encompasses the mouth of the Columbia River, up and down the coastline about 3-5 miles in each direction. The Bouy 10 guided salmon fishing starts out in the ocean in early August with hundreds of thousands of fall Chinook showing up and staging around the mouth of the Columbia River. They’ll gorge on anchovies that come in with the tides and become vulnerable. The salmon will hang at the mouth until they enter the Columbia and destined to their spawning grounds.

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Clearwater River

Species:
Steelhead, Salmon

The Clearwater River, Lewiston Idaho is one of the top steelhead and salmon rivers in the Pacific Northwest. This is our “Signature” fishery and where we make our home!

Clearwater River
Columbia River

Species:
Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Bass, Walleye

The Columbia River is one of the greatest sport fishing rivers in the world that hosts salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, bass and walleye. We fish year around on the Columbia and provide lots of options to our fishing guests.

Columbia River
Snake River

Species:
Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon, Bass

There is not, many places in the world you can catch steelhead, salmon, sturgeon, bass while viewing big horn sheep, elk, deer, turkey’s, eagles, and other wildlife that roam the hill sides of the beautiful

Snake River
Grande Ronde River

Species:
Steelhead, Bass

The Grande Ronde River flows through a 3,000 ft deep canyon lined with basalt and Indian blanket hillsides. This moderate-gradient freestone river supports abundant wildlife and large population of steelhead and smallmouth bass.

Grande Ronde River
Hanford Reach

Species:
Chinook Salmon, King Salmon, Walleye

The Vernita/Hanford Reach area is a spectacular fishery that has the longest free flowing stretch of water between dams. The 50-mile stretch has crystal clear water, creating perfect spawning grounds for hundreds of thousands of fall chinook salmon.

Hanford Reach
Moses Lake

Species:
Walleye, Crappie, Perch, Bluegill, Large & Smallmouth Bass

Moses Lake focuses mainly on walleye, but we can’t help but to catch bass, perch, and crappie while targeting walleye. Prime fishing on Moses Lake is in the spring through the month of June.

Moses Lake
Potholes Reservoir

Species:
Walleye, Crappie, Perch, Bluegill, Large & Smallmouth Bass

Check out our Potholes Reservoir fishing. The Potholes is a great destination fishery for families wanting to catch lots of fish.

Potholes Reservoir
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Buoy 10

Experience Buoy 10 Fishing

Stott’s Fishing Adventures offers 3 of our guides on Bouy 10 guided salmon fishing for the month of August. Buoy 10 Salmon fishing is one of the most sought, after fishing trips in the United States with anglers flocking to the town of Astoria Oregon. We offer our anglers a fishing charter that services groups of 3-6 fishermen in comfortable jet boats. We provide high end equipment for our clients and fish Gary Loomis Edge Rods. The salmon fishing at Buoy 10 is special fishery and we want to assure that your fishing experience is a great one. We’ll work hard for our fishing guests and that work starts with the initial booking. We will provide you with lodging recommendations as well places to eat in the Astoria area. There are plenty of things to do for the entire family and we’ll strive to make your Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing experience one to remember.

Skip Alaska – Salmon Fish in Astoria

There’s nothing like catching bright chrome Pacific Ocean fish that are full of sea lice and weigh 30-40 pounds. We have 3 guides that make Astoria their home for 6 weeks before they head upriver to the Hanford Reach fishery. If you don’t make it to Alaska, this is your fishery!

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