These late harvest Chinook Salmon tend to be a larger fish than the Columbia River runs. The best time to fish this river is late summer and early fall, when you can catch trophy Sturgeon and target one of the most spectacular Chinook Salmon runs in the world. Even with a hat, your face can become sunburned from the reflective rays of the water. We head upriver in drift boats, and fish the river itself through November, and occasionally into early December. We are decades long professional fishing guides, not magicians. Experienced or novice, Big Dave can explain any technique or strategy needed to catch that trophy fish of a lifetime. When you reserve a fishing tirp we do not book anyone else for that time slot.
It can be a challenging fishery working close to the bottom but the rewards are worthwhile. We have successfully fished for spring and fall salmon at the Tillamook and Nehalem Bays, summer salmon in the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean — plus winter steelhead in the Nestucca and Nehalem Rivers systems and even a halibut trip or two thrown in for good behavior. John is a master guide to good fishing, friendships, and wonderful memories. Smaller rivers such as the Willamette, Clackamas, Wilson, Nestucca, and Umpqua offer strong spring Salmon fishing in addition to Steelhead runs in summer and winter. Two stories about safety: I did a pratt fall the day before a trip, and showed up on crutches and a cast.
Fishing for winter and spring Steelhead on the Nestucca, and other local rivers begins the first of December, and remains excellent through most of April. After viewing our site, and when you find a fishery that looks like you might enjoy, please just contact us. Whether you want to fish Tillamook Bay, Nehalem Bay or Nehalem River, Nestucca Bay or the Nestucca River, the Wilson River or Kilchis River, The Trask River or Necanicum River or of course the lower Columbia River for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon, we know it, and we know it well. We fish this fishery out of the Garibaldi Marina in Garibaldi, Oregon. If you are looking for a significant change from the ordinary, contact us for your guided fishing excursions. This season was scheduled for 6 days and the quota was met in 5 days. We are led by full-time, professional guide and captain Larry Page, and offer shared and private, fully furnished Oregon fishing charters for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad and Walleye depending on the time of year.
Rogue River Spring King Salmon Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon The best Spring Chinook salmon in the world are found on the famous Rogue River at Gold Beach Oregon. The boat is in the water before you arrive. If you want to catch a salmon on a herring, call John. Fall King Salmon Famous Fall Chinook salmon run on the rivers of Southern Oregon including the wild and scenic rivers like the Rogue River, Coquille River, Umpqua River, Coos Bay Estuary and the Chetco River; all featuring fabulous runs of Fall Kings. Fishing with his father at a very young age, Brandon Glass bought his first boat at 12 using his cash earnings from catching Pikeminnow in the Columbia. The low water flows give us ample opportunities catching the Fall Chinook and Silver Salmon thru September and as late as the first week in October. Depending on the type of fishing and the time of year our river boats can accommodate 2 to 4 people while our ocean boats hold 6.
We chase these fish starting the first week in March from Scappoose to near Bonneville Dam depending on the latest information available. The techniques used to catch steelhead make for memorable trips of excitement and satisfaction. River Fishing Locals will tell you that casting lines in the rivers around here is every bit as thrilling as a day at sea. Anyone who plans to fish will need a fishing license. John's an expert boater, has a sterling safety record, uses only the best gear and is a complete pleasure to fish with. We furnish the highest quality gear, including G-Loomis rods, Shimano reels, and all the bait and tackle to fish the best rivers at the peak of their runs.
The Rogue River Spring Chinook salmon won the Worlds Fair for eating quality every year entered. You can get your fishing license at any tackle store before the trip. This is the perfect opportunity to get into a combo trip with bottom fishing or catch and release sturgeon fishing depending on the tides. I would enjoy very much guiding you to a day or two of great thrills and enjoyment here on the wonderful Oregon coast. Drifting and mooching for salmon gives you the benefit of staying on top the school. Our fisheries are managed by science and our opportunity based on abundance.
John rigged us up with herring, and mentioned that he had not done herring in that stretch before, but he did not know why it would not work. Oregon fishing charters are all about making the most of these opportunities, with a chance to hook into , , Tuna, trophy , and other fish at the top of your bucket list. How to find your guide A full-service fishing charter includes the use of the boat, fishing poles, tackle, bait, and most importantly qualified guides. On occasion, anglers catch the same species while surf fishing from local piers and jetties in Oregon. Early in the calendar the open ocean has these fish schooling up around outside the south jetty waiting their turn on entering into the tidal areas of the Bay. Oregon Fishing Techniques From the deep sea to the rivers, trolling is one technique that anglers in Oregon consider tried and true.
When you book with us, you are booking with professional salmon anglers. Using the technic of lead weights will give you the accuracy in fishing the desired depth as these fish do many different things when working with the tides. He does other types of fishing well, too! We fish from a fully custom made 25 foot long, 8 foot wide Riverwild jet boat. Near the end of April, we make some slight adjustments, and begin fishing for summer Steelhead, and Spring Chinook. Splash from wind waves is not uncommon in the late morning or afternoon. By mid September we are able to move upriver and fish the migrating Kings as they head to spawning area still in great condition.