Offering incredible trips suitable for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics of the sport or hope to break a personal record with the biggest fish, Captain Joel is happy to guide you to your goal. He’s been fishing in these waters for 18 years and guiding it for 12.

It all takes place on a brand new 27’ River Wild Elite custom guide boat. She’s spacious and seats 6 customers with comfy armchair seating. The boat is one of the most tricked out guide boats in the fleet. You’ll also find a toilet and electric plus gas trolling motors.

You will have a great shot at landing fish. Depending on the ever-changing fishing regulations, you will be fishing for either Chinook/King or Coho/Silver Salmon but usually both. Most years you get to keep one Chinook (hatchery/min 24") and one Coho/Silver (hatchery/min 16"). Or you can keep up to 2 Coho in Aug and up to 3 in Sept/Oct. Every rod can continue to fish until you get the boat limit!

All fishing and safety equipment is covered and so is fish cleaning and filleting. Bring your fishing licenses, pack some snacks, and get ready to have the time of your life!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Chinook / Coho Salmon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $500
    Columbia River Salmon fishing out of Astoria, OR. The famous Buoy-10 fishery for Chinook/King and Coho/Silver Salmon. Step right on the new 27’ sled out of the Port of Astoria West Mooring basin. Saltwater fishing without the Ocean! Everything is included. Just need to bring your license, tag, and food.
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Customer reviews

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Melissa W.
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Chinook / Coho Salmon on September 6, 2023
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Portland, OR
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Chinook / Coho Salmon on August 12, 2022
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FAQs about Astoria Salmon Fishing

Astoria Salmon Fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Chinook / Coho Salmon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Astoria Salmon Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Astoria Salmon Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Astoria Salmon Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Tongue Point to Buoy -10)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Buoy - 10)
  • Offshore Fishing (up to 5 miles out for Coho)

Astoria Salmon Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Astoria Salmon Fishing include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Joel Henley
Astoria, Oregon, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
10 Customer reviews
Member since March 2018
My wife actually pushed me to do it because it is all I ever talk about. It was one of the best decisions of my life and I love what I do! Being outdoors and helping people catch fish is the best.

About this listing

Targeted species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

River Wild (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Tongue Point to Buoy -10
Nearshore Fishing
Buoy - 10
Offshore Fishing
up to 5 miles out for Coho

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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No additional fees.