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River Fishing Trip in Montesano

Steelhead Hook-Up

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23 ft 1 - 2 People $

River Fishing Trip in Portland

Columbia River Trophy Walleye

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26 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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River Fishing Trip in Montesano

Salmon Hook-Up

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23 ft 1 - 2 People $

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Tillamook

Drift Salmon Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People $

River Fishing Trip in Boardman

Whacking Walleye On The Columbia

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26 ft 1 - 2 People $

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Astoria

Astoria Oregon Fishing Trip

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20 ft 1 - 16 People $$$

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Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River and surrounding areas are plentiful and often very large! Starting January 1, the season is open above Bonneville Dam. Other locations and dates are TBA. On these trips, you can catch a sturgeon any where from 12 inches to 15 foot long! During a select couple months in May you can also keep some sizes during the retention season. Trips during catch and release days are offered year round and provide awesome thrils and of course a great workout! You may be thinking you have the monster hooked but the fish knows he has you hooked on this fun fishery! Captain Criag provides all the fishing gear, bait and lures. He is happy to clean, fillet and bag your catch as well (when in season) Make sure you have packed your license, snacks and drinks and be ready to experience a great adventure with Captain Craig. Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Astoria

Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing

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29 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Chase after Sturgeon with your pro-guide Scotty for the short season on the Columbia River. This is not your average fishing trip; you'll be chasing one of the biggest freshwater fish in North America. These "dinosaurs" are huge fighters and are a truly unique species that should be on every angler's hit list. The season is short though! Book you trip now to secure your date! Scotty is an expert when it comes to the Columbia River and surrounding tributaries, so he'll guide you to the best spots. You'll use a variety of lures and bait, depending on the target species, the weather, and the water conditions, but regardless, when that fish is on, get ready for a fight! Sturgeon—which can be six feet long and more than 200 pounds—will tear the line off a reel during a run, and will never clear the water trying to toss the hook. Please be sure to bring your Washington State fishing license, rain gear, water proof boots, proper clothing (Scotty recommends layering) Read More

River Fishing Trip in Montesano

Olympic Peninsula Sturgeon Fishing

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23 ft 1 - 2 People $

If you're looking to tangle with some of America's most impressive inland sportfish, Columbia River King and Silver Salmon should be at the top of your list! These fast, powerful fish are terrific fighters who'll take even experienced anglers for a ride, and they're one of the best-eating fish anywhere. Ask Captain Jeff about his favorite recipes! On this trip you'll target the Salmon as they head upriver to spawn. They're at the hungriest when they enter the rivermouth, and will whack a wide variety of lures and baits. You can expect big topwater takes, plus tons of bites from the middle of the water column as well. Captain Jeff runs these epic trips aboard a 26' Alumaweld skiff—a fast, manueverable boat that's ideal for river fishing! She sports a 200-HP Mercury outboard to keep you moving, and has room for up to six anglers! The fish are running-what are you waiting for? Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Boardman

Columbia River King Salmon Classic

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to over 112,000 miles of rivers, including the Willamette and Columbia, which makes the fishing experience world-class, and second to no other place in the contiguous United States. Your veteran guide Herman's goal on every trip is to bring that world-class experience to life by getting you there, making sure you’re outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, and sending you home with a keeper or two. On these trips, you'll be targeting Spring and Fall Chinook and Steelhead on the Columbia or Willamette River. Herman also loves to fish the North Coast and a plethora of other smaller local rivers if you prefer. The river you end up fishing on any given day will depend on the time of year, recent reports and weather, and of course your own personal preference as well! Once you're out there on the water, A full day trip can last anywhere from eight to ten hours. You will meet at the boat ramp at a predetermined time, where you and Herman will launch on the river closest to the best fishing grounds. You'll be launching aboard Herman's 20’ Rogue Marine aluminum power boat with a 175 Mercury outboard motor. You will spend the day relocating up and down the river throughout the day chasing down the biggest fish, and overall concentrating efforts on the best-performing fishing holes. On good fishing days, trips can be intense and fast-paced, making the decision of which fish to keep can be a difficult one! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Warren

Spring And Fall Salmon & Steelhead

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23 ft 1 - 5 People $$

If you're an adventurous angler looking to catch some of the Northwest's coolest species, look no further! This is not your average fishing trip; you'll be chasing Sturgeon, the biggest freshwater fish in North America. These "dinosaurs" are huge fighters and are a truly unique species that should be on every angler's hit list. Captain Jeff is an expert when it comes to these waters, and he'll guide you to the best spots. You'll use a variety of lures and bait, depending on the target species, the weather, and the water conditions, but regardless, when that fish is on, get ready for a fight! Sturgeon—which can be six feet long and more than 200 pounds—will tear the line off a reel during a run, and will never clear the water trying to toss the hook. You'll be fishing from Captain Jeff's 26' Alumaweld boat. She's driven by a 200-HP Mercury outboard, so you'll get out there smoothly, and has a live well for bait as well as a suite of electronics to help you find fish. Captain Jeff will supply everything you need, including rods, reels, and tackle; just bring some sunscreen, your Oregon fishing license, and a proper clothing! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Boardman

Sturgeon Special

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Are you ready for a thrilling and productive charter fishing trip in Nehalem, Oregon? Captain Jason has got you covered. With years of experience and a deep knowledge of the local waters, he's the perfect guide to help you reel in some of the most sought-after species in the area. You'll be setting out on his 24' aluminum skiff, a sturdy and reliable vessel that's ideal for mixing it up and going after Salmon, Lingcod, and even Crab! These species are all abundant in the waters off Nehalem, and Captain Jason knows all the best spots to find them. He will provide expert guidance and instruction to help you maximize your catch and ensure an enjoyable day on the water. As you cruise through the scenic waters of Nehalem Bay, you'll be surrounded by stunning natural scenery, from rugged coastline to beautiful rock formations. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of marine life, including sea birds, sea otters, and even the occasional whale. You'll feel completely immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the Oregon Coast, with nothing but the sound of the waves and the hum of your fishing reel to distract you. Captain Jason will provide all the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He'll also bring along the crabbing pots! All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a willingness to get out there. With Captain Jason as your guide, you're sure to have an exciting and successful charter fishing experience in Nehalem, Oregon. Don't miss this chance to explore the bountiful waters of the Pacific Northwest and catch some of the most prized species in the area! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Nehalem

Salmon, Bottom Fishing & Crab Pots

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Columbia River

What are the best fishing charters in Columbia River?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 12 trips in Columbia River, and the most popular trips in the area are Steelhead Hook-Up guided by Scotty, Columbia River Trophy Walleye guided by Bryan, and Salmon Hook-Up guided by Scotty.

Our guides in Columbia River are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2513 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

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What types of fishing charters are common in Columbia River?

River fishing is the most popular in Columbia River as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Columbia River are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. sturgeon, 3. coho salmon, and 4. steelhead.

The most common fishing techniques in Columbia River are light tackle fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but artificial lure fishing and jigging are popular as well.

How much do Columbia River fishing charters cost?

in Columbia River prices can range anywhere from an affordable $225 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip in Columbia River is $975.

What month is best for fishing in Columbia River?

The most popular season for fishing in Columbia River is winter, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

Do I need a Columbia River fishing license and what are the bag limits in Columbia River?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Columbia River, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Columbia River. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Columbia River.

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