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Salmon Fishing   - Chinook   - Coho   - Halibut
Tuna   - Bottom Fishing   - Crab

 
 

     It’s now 2019.  What else can I say?  Another adventurous year figuring out when the fish will show, what numbers of fish that will show and naturally, how are we going to catch them when they are here?  With that in mind, here are the fish that I will target throughout this year:
  • Chinook Salmon (Kings)
  • Coho Salmon (Silvers)
  • Bottom Fish (mainly Ling Cod & Sea Bass)
  • Halibut (using all power operated Reels!)
    Albacore Tuna
  • Crab
     The areas fished will be the Portland area starting in the spring and then the north and central Oregon coast starting in May and lasting until December. This year’s schedule will mimic in many ways what my schedule was for 2018.  Here is what it appears will be my schedule for 2019!

Looking forward to these tasty fish species for 2019,
here is what my schedule looks like:

March & April:

Spring Chinook in the Portland area
on both the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

May &
June:

 

Spring Chinook in both the Portland and Tillamook Bay areas, Bottom Fish and Halibut out of both Newport and Depot Bay. Crab out of ocean ports.

July:

Near shore Halibut, Bottom Fish, Crab, Tuna, summer Chinook and Coho out of Tillamook Bay.

August:

Summer Chinook and Coho out of Astoria (Buoy 10) on the Columbia River or in the ocean Through Labor Day Weekend (Based upon available quota). Crab in the Columbia River.

September:

Crab, fall Chinook and Coho and limited Bottom Fish out of Tillamook Bay.

October & November:

Crab and fall Chinook/Coho out of
Tillamook Bay or the Nehalem River.

All info above is subject to change due to last minute water conditions, fishing regulation updates and other factors.

     I will target the spring Chinook fishery in the Portland area starting late March.  Then move to Newport (Yaquina Bay) in early May to start the off shore (all depth) Halibut season.  Traditionally, each opener has been on designated dates involving a series of 3 consecutive days on a Thursday/Friday/Saturday.  The state of Oregon provides suggested off shore (all depth) dates in February after seeking public comment and then finalizes those dates in late April.  For the past decade, the very first opener has occurred on the second Thursday/Friday/Saturday in May.  For 2019, that will be May 9, 10 and 11 (Mother’s day weekend).  Based upon this past experience, I’m starting to book for this first opening 3 day series.  The remaining 3 day series openings will be determined once the quota has been set and feedback received from the public (in February). 
 
     Mix in some days bottom fishing and when the ocean Coho season opens likely near the end of June and that will complete my time in Newport, leaving for Tillamook Bay on or about July 7.  I will spend most of July there, fishing for near shore Halibut, ocean Coho and Bottom Fish (Ling Cod/Sea bass) until leaving for the Buoy 10 fishery on or about July 28.  Please note that any reservations made after July 1 for fishing trips during the months of August and September, the charter fee will be an additional $25 per person ($250 for Salmon, $275 for Halibut or Bottom Fish).

     In 2018, my 27.2’ North River Seahawk hardtop boat caught more than a thousand salmon, halibut, bottom fish and tuna. Add to that many trips when customers took limits of Dungeness Crab. Many Halibut trips resulted in all people on board limiting out and to top that off, my customers were able to use electric reels!

Chris Laue caught this 42 pound
Chinook (photos below) in August!

     Unfortunately, he wasn't in the "Big Fish" pot for the 40 pound or greater Chinook that at that time was worth more than $3500.00.  That pot will start out in May, 2019 at more than $7000.00 (for a 40+ lb Chinook or a 50+ inch Halibut).  He did however go home with a great experience of a lifetime and a fantastic amount of Salmon filets.  For 2019, this big fish pot is guaranteed to be won.  If no one catches that 40+ lb Chinook or 50+ inch Halibut, then the pot will be split between whoever caught a Chinook closest to 40 lbs and a Halibut closest to 50 inches.  So this pot will be won this year!

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I provide the entire fishing gear. For you, the thrill of “the catch”, seafood that is sought after around the WORLD and an everlasting memory. They say “any day fishing is better than any day working.”

Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook Salmon
Frank Rodriguez caught this (photo above)
 fantastic 43 pounder in Tillamook Bay.

     I want to make your day a great day! The cost of this fun filled day trip is only:  ****Remember that for August and September bookings made after July 1, add $25 per person!****

  • $225 per person (Salmon)
  • $1125, “Book the Boat” for up to 5 people for Salmon.  I won’t add a sixth person however you can always add another person for an additional $225.
  • $250 per person (Halibut or Bottom Fish)
  • $1250, “Book the Boat” for up to 5 people for Halibut or Bottom fishing.  I won’t add a sixth person however you can always add another person for an additional $250.
  • $2000 for up to 5 people (Albacore Tuna).  Sorry, no individual pricing.
  • Spring Chinook, March thru June;
  • Halibut May thru August
  • Bottom Fish April thru September
  • Tuna July thru September
  • Coho July thru September
  • Summer/Fall Chinook July thru December

Call me today before your desired dates are taken up!!! Let’s make your day a great day!!!

 
 

RECENT

SALMON & COD

FISHING PHOTOS

 

   
   

Barry from Jerome, ID caught this huge 31 lb Ling Cod off the coast of Oregon in May after having limited out on Halibut the day before!
 
 

SALMON & CRAB COMBO TRIPS ARE A BIG FAVORITE!

SALMON FRESH FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN

TUNA FISHING OFF THE OREGON COAST

 

 

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