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


2018 will be another adventurous year resulting in some absolutely fantastic catches. You need to be here to participate in this wonderful fishery. I will be targeting these species during the 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. There are some changes in the areas fished compared to my schedule for the past few years. Here is what it appears will be my schedule for 2018!

Looking forward to these tasty fish species for 2018,
here is what my schedule looks like:

March & April:

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

May &


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.


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


 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.


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.

Guide Dave Steele above
with a couple of nice
Spring Chinook that were
caught in Portland, Oregon.


The state of Oregon sets the designated off shore Halibut dates during the winter and those dates are based upon the available quota assigned for our area. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff are recommending to the main policy setting board that the following should be the spring dates for all depth (off shore) halibut fishing: May 10/11/12, May 24/25/26, June 7/8/9 & June 21/22/23. Back up dates should quota remain will be July 5/6/7 & July 19/20/21.

Generally, the policy setting board agrees with the staff recommendations so I am now booking for all May and June dates. As of this updated information, I have already filled half of these dates so book for this as soon as possible. The available quota for the spring Halibut season has been reduced by about 10% compared with last year so therefore there likely will be less available dates. The near shore halibut fishery will open June 1 and be available seven days a week until that quota has been caught. 
 The ocean Coho season likely will begin sometime around June 23 and the length of the season will be based upon the available quota. I will start fishing this species out of Newport in June and continue out of Tillamook Bay in July. Please note that for the past several years, there has been a non-selective (meaning either hatchery or native) season during September out of Tillamook Bay. DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS FISHERY! During that time, we will catch both Chinook and Coho with the coho being nicely sized.
From the first of August through mid October is the most popular time of the year. The weather is generally best together with some really nice limits of Salmon and Crab. Here’s how to participate without having to pay a higher price. Bookings for August and September will be charged an additional $25 per person (meaning $250 for Salmon) unless you book for those dates prior to July 1! That doesn’t mean there won’t be short notice openings available. It just means that the sooner you book, the cheaper it will cost you and the more likely it will be that your requested dates will be available.
In 2017, my 28’ 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, 2018 at more than $5700.00 (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.



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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!!!







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!






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