Portland-Based Columbia River Fishing Guide
When it comes to beautiful Portland, Oregon, we are lucky to have great fishing year round for Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead, and Walleye. Portland Oregon Fishing Adventures is based in the heart of the Willamette Valley where we are surrounded by epic fishing on both the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Whether you are local or visiting the area, Portland Oregon Fishing Adventures guarantees a great, fun filled day on the water!
Trust Us to Make Your Fishing Trip Memorable
Here at Portland Oregon Fishing Adventures we guarantee a fun filled day on the water. We take pride in what we do and want to create a memorable experience for every client who steps on board. No matter what your fishing experience may be, we want to help make memories that will last a lifetime. Come experience the beauty of the great Portland, Oregon from the water while fishing for your choice of Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, or Walleye.
THREE-SEASON FISHING ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER
Chinook Salmon Fishing on the Columbia
The Columbia River has some of the best Chinook Salmon fishing around, knowing when and where to find these fish is key to a successful day on the river. We fish for Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River from the beautiful coastal town of Astoria, Oregon all the way to the mouth of the Deschutes River near Biggs Junction, Oregon. Chinook Salmon can be found running the Columbia River from March all the way through October. Techniques that we commonly use for Salmon fishing are trolling bait, lures, and spinners or anchoring up and fishing plugs. Depending on the time of the year, techniques when targeting these fish can vary.
With several big runs of Salmon and hundreds of thousands of these fish flooding the Columbia River every year, Salmon fishing is a huge attraction when it comes to fishing in Oregon. Salmon fishing is great for all ages and is sure to get the adrenaline going when one latches on. Now is your chance to book a trip!
CATCH AND KEEP OR CATCH AND RELEASE
Sturgeon Fishing on the Columbia River
Sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in North America and the Columbia River has one of the best white sturgeon populations around. We fish for Sturgeon on the Columbia River year round from Astoria to The Dalles, Oregon. Typically, starting January 1st there is a keeper Sturgeon season above Bonneville Dam, this fishing tends to be very good as we target Sturgeon from 38” to 54” in length. Catch and release Sturgeon can be caught anytime of the year in both the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. June marks the beginning of our oversize Sturgeon season, during this season you can expect to catch Sturgeon exceeding 6ft in length. Every year we catch multiple Sturgeon over 10ft in length!
Sturgeon fishing is a great experience for the whole family with most days exceeding double digits in the number of fish we get to the boat. Book a trip now to come experience the catch of a lifetime and see North America’s biggest freshwater fish in person!
When and Where to Fish in Oregon
Oregon has some of the best fishing year round, however, knowing what species to target and when is key to a successful day. Spring and Summer offer some fantastic sturgeon, salmon and steelhead fishing on both the Willamette and Columbia rivers! Fall is primarily when we target the big run of Chinook and Coho Salmon we get flooding into the Columbia River as they make their way back from the ocean. In the winter we spend the majority of our time on the Willamette River, catch and release Sturgeon fishing.
Portland Oregon Fishing Guide Updates
Starting January 1st, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided to open up a keeper Sturgeon season for the whole month! A keeper Sturgeon is between 38” and 54” from the tip of its nose to the fork of its tail. The daily bag limit for Sturgeon is one keeper per person and two per person per year. We have limited availability so book your trip now!
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A Great Day to Fish In Oregon
Portland Oregon Fishing Adventures is your source for a great day on the water. We take care of all the details, providing the gear, the boat, and where to fish. Give us a call to discuss the type of fishing you want to explore and nail down a date for your next reel fishing adventure!
What to Bring
Each person who is fishing needs to have a valid Oregon Fishing License and Tag along with the Columbia River Basin Endorsement. Other than that, nothing is required although it is highly suggested that you bring a lunch, warm clothes (rain gear), and a camera to capture the great memories that will be made!
What to Expect
When booking a trip with Portland Oregon Fishing Adventures you can expect a guide who is willing to help and teach you everything you want to know, a clean boat, top of the line tackle, a great experience, and memories that will last a lifetime! Along with this, we will fillet and package your fish.
Our Gear & Boat
We use top of the line tackle from Shimano, Gamakatsu, PowerPro, Okuma, Daiwa, and many more to insure a reliable set up for your day of fishing. When fishing with Portland Oregon Fishing Adventure you will be fishing out of a 24 ft. Alumaweld Supervee with 250 horse motor, top of the line Garmin sonar and Gps system.