Bottomfishing trip

Good ocean forecast for this Sunday 3/1
fishing has been GOOD. I have open seats leaving from Depoe Bay 730-8 am

Happy New year to all!

Along time over due post.Fishing last fall was the best it could ever be,it was the best I have ever seen it with coho salmon and a few chinook salmon being caught all the way through Oct down in Astoria. Epic was the word for it. Tillamook Bay was frustrating at times especially early on with all the coho salmon since you couldnt keep any unless it was a Friday or Saturday and the grass,by mid Oct the chinook salmon showed up and it was quite decent.

This winter I am running catch and release sturgeon trips and will start bottom fishing trips out of Depoe Bay when weather permits.

2015 predictions are out and it Looks like it will be another repeat of 2014. BOOK NOW for Astoria Bouy 10 fishery for best dates 503-720-2772. I will start Spring chinook salmon season around the middle of March and go through May,starting off on the Columbia River where 230,000 spring chinook are predicted to return and then move on over to the Willamette River in mid April. I am expecting good things this season and Hope to get you out.

503 720-2772 to book trips.


Outlook for 2014

Great News Forecast for All Salmon Fishermen

Joe Humer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologists says that 2014 brings in an excellent report for Coho and Sockeye numbers, with spring Chinook doubling and summer Chinook as good as our “bumper crop” fall Chinook in 2013. He continues to say that, “All Columbia River Chinook stocks appeared to have exceeded expectations…”

The Columbia River is predicted to bring in larger Chinooks in for 2014, with a forecast of larger than 555,4000 as in 2013.

For more information, check out regional/washington/salmon-anglers-com

More Salmon news predicted:

Columbia Sockeye prediction: 345K and 58,700 Willy Springers — a huge run is predicted for 2014, ‘almost twice as many’ as were predicted in 2013.

Check out Andy Walgamotts’ article from Dec. 12, 2013 on

Fall Chinook (Aug–Early Nov)

The fall chinook season is a very exciting time for all anglers … reason: one for their size and twi for their fight. The fall chinook season starts in Early August down in the famous Bouy 10 area of Astoria. The area is from Toung Pt all the way down to the ocean. When down there, I will take you to the best place with what the tides are doing and follow the fish to stay on top of them. Fish here can range from 10 lbs all the way up to 40 and 50lbs with most in the 15–25 lb range. Coho salmon are also there to be had as well. Fishing starts here about the first week in August and usually runs through Labor Day weekend. Fromt here, I follow the salmon up river either to Longview or the Portland area. Fishing will run through the first week in Oct here and can quite active. Wonderful fishing memories are to be made in these two locations — one fishing adventure of a lifetime. When October roles in, it is time to travel down to the famous Tillamook Bay for ocean fresh chinook salmon. These salmon are hard fighters and are probably the “best eating” out of all fall chinook. The fish here range from 15–40 lbs. I will take you to different parts of the bay during different times of the tide or wherever the action is that day. When we can fish the ocean I will add crabbing into the mix to add to the adventure for bonus.

Summer Gone…Fall Going by Quick

Well another summer has passed and fall is going by quick. This year has been one of the best chinook year Ive seen in about 5 years. The bouy 10 fishing was lights out as good as I ever remember. limits were easy to come by early and often. the 3rd week of it brought us a major change to the fishing with the intro to fin-clip only for chinook for down there. lots of frustration was brought on buy turning many fish loose. Above toung PT got to be the go to place once this kicked on. Up river fishing was white hot from the get go.ishing stayed good all the way thru late Sept when the gillnetters were let loose to rape the river 3 days a week. I then moved on to Tillamook where the fishing has been awsome this year. As soon as we get a shot of rain thngs should light up again.

I have open seats thru Nov also crabbing trips are available too. Bottom fishing is an option when ocean allows this winter.

503 720-2772

Spring Run that Never Showed, Changing Gears

The spring chinook run of 2013 was the most frustrating  run in recent memory. The fish showed but with no consistancy or numbers. The columbia run was very disappointing, although it was a good sight to see the HUGE smelt run this year. The fish were just not there in giant numbers. The Willamette run turned out to be a bust as well. The fish that were there didnt seem to be in a biting mode. Oregon city turned into a sealion fest with over 50% of the fish hooked being stole by the lions,this once very popular fun fishery turned intoa not so fun one this year. Many guides and people lost many fish there this year and were lucky enough to be able to get one or two a day into their boats. It will be interesting to see what happens next year up there. As for me I stayed down in the harbour where  it was scratch fishing at best. There should have been 30-40 fish days at the head of the channel and this year a 10 fish day was a banner day. May 5th was my last day fishing it. Alot of the other guides have given up on it as well.

I have switched gears now and now got my focus on other fish. I am offering ocean trips when the ocean allows for bottom-fish. I ran my first bottom-fish trip on May 11 with success. We had limits of lingcod all around and assorted rock-fish, although we came a few rock-fish short everyone on board had plenty of fish to bring home. these trips will last thru June until the salmon show up then its off to chase ocean salmon. I will still offer bottom fish in combo trips. I will also drop crab traps for those interested.