Tillamook Bay

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Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
Garibaldi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $200

Big Bite Fishin Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Garibaldi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $165

Caleb's Guide Service - Tillamook

Tillamook
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Lance Fisher Fishing – Tillamook (Drift Boat)

Tillamook
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(8 reviews)
Garibaldi
 Instant Confirmation

Rob's Greenwater Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Bay City
 Instant Confirmation

Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Garibaldi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Lance Fisher Fishing – Tillamook

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Tillamook
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $275

Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Tillamook
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $150

RiverTrek NW – Tillamook

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(3 reviews)
Tillamook
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $200

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Tillamook Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Tillamook Bay fishing trip is $600, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $701 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay, Big Bite Fishin Charters, and Caleb's Guide Service - Tillamook are some of the most popular fishing charters in Tillamook Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Tillamook Bay.

Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay, Big Bite Fishin Charters, and Caleb's Guide Service - Tillamook all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Tillamook Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and spinning. River fishing, nearshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re looking for a place to land your next Salmon or White Sturgeon trophy, Tillamook Bay fishing will be a revelation. With some of the best Salmon runs in Oregon and solid angling action throughout the year, Tillamook Bay is a must-visit destination.
 

What to Catch

Tillamook Bay is the meeting point of five rivers – Trask River, Tillamook River, Miami River, Wilson River, and Kilchis River – so it’s hardly a surprise that fishing here is superb. Here’s what you can expect at the end of your line.
 

Salmon

Chinook (King) Salmon are the most prized catches, especially because you can land some real lunkers that weigh 30 pounds or more. The fall Salmon run on the bay is legendary, and from late August up until Thanksgiving, these feisty fish are all anyone talks about. If you prefer fishing in warmer weather, make the most out of the spring Chinook run in May and June.
 
Coho Salmon are equally popular, especially because you can only target them in September and October. Chum Salmon are also in the cards in November, but they’re always limited to catch and release.
 

White Sturgeon

The bay is also known for its year-round White Sturgeon fishery, which peaks in February and March. During this time, massive Sturgeon are on the prowl in the bay, so all you need to do is choose the right setup and wait for this ancient monster to gulp it down. Local anglers swear by sand shrimp.
 

Crabs and Clams

If you’re visiting Tillamook Bay with the family and you’re looking for a memorable outing, crabbing and/or clamming is the way to go. You can go crabbing all year, but summer months are the most productive. Dungeness Crab is the star of the show, which you catch by setting up crab pots early in the morning. Come back to get them later in the day, and you’ll probably find a good haul that can easily turn into a delicious meal.
 
Clamming will be a bit more of a workout because you’ll look for a variety of clams on muddy, sandy, and rocky bottom. You’ll use specialized clamming rakes to find hidden razor, cockle, butter, and soft-shell clams. This is a lot of fun for all ages, and who doesn’t want tasty clams for dinner?
 

What Trip to Choose

One of the best things about Tillamook Bay fishing is that you can be a novice or a pro, seven or 77 years old, and you’ll enjoy your time on the water to the fullest. Whether you’re heading out from Garibaldi, Tillamook, or Bay City, there are many charter captains who know the bay like the back of their hand.
 
Usually, there are shared and private trips on offer, as well as specialized expeditions that target one species, usually Salmon. Kids will have a lot of fun on shorter four-hour excursions, especially if you book a fishing/crabbing combo. Dedicated fishermen should book full day adventures that will grant them more time on the water and better chances of landing something brag-worthy.
 
Don’t forget to buy your fishing license (and a shellfish license if going crabbing/clamming) and pack plenty of food and drinks to keep your energy up. 
 
Want to see what one of the best Oregon fisheries has in store for you? Then head out to Tillamook Bay and have your rods at the ready! 
 
Tillamook Bay
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you’d like to stay in the shallow waters, go crabbing and you’ll have a blast, not to mention great results. Sturgeon fishing is very good this time of year, and Lingcod are coming to the bay to spawn.

February
February is one of the best months to chase Sturgeon, so if you’re ready for the fight of your life, this is your chance. Lingcod fishing is good, as well as clamming.
March

You can hook large Lingcod around rocky structures in March, and this is the last call to get them before they go back to the ocean. Sturgeon fishing is still on, and clamming is very productive now.

April

The spring Salmon run is approaching, which means that by the end of the month, you can expect the first Chinook bite. It’s peak clamming season, and you can still find a Sturgeon here and there.

May

King Salmon are abundant in the bay in May, and it’s a great time to get your fishing groove on. The Halibut season is officially open, and if you’d like to do something different, clamming is still an option.

June

King Salmon are all the craze in June, and this is a good opportunity to catch a couple of big ones before the run is over at the end of the month. Halibut fishing is excellent this time of year.

July

Whether it’s Trout, Halibut, clams, or crab, in July, there’s plenty to do in Tillamook Bay. You can hook Salmon close to the mouths of the rivers, and Lingcod in deeper waters.

August
Come August, everybody on Tillamook Bay is getting ready for the fall Chinook run. Trout and Halibut are there for the taking, and you can also go clamming and cool off in the water while looking for your prey.
September

Chinook, the King, is in the house! Whether you’re looking for your next record or just filling your cooler, this is your time! Wild Coho Salmon are in the cards from mid-September.

October
This is one of the most productive months on Tillamook Bay! The Chinook action is superb, Dungeness Crab are abundant, and Coho will linger in the bay waters until late October.
 
November

Colder weather means that Sturgeon is slowly coming back to the bay. Chinook Salmon are still biting as they make  their way to the spawning grounds. In November, you can also catch Chum Salmon, but you must release it.

December

The temperatures are dropping, but you can still find solid fishing on Tillamook Bay. December is all about premier Sturgeon fishing, and you can go crabbing and clamming for a change of scenery.

Tillamook Bay Fishing Calendar

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Definitely look up Jameson Johnson fishing this man I think has gills! He takes you to the fish and gives you an experience of a lifetime highly recommended can't wait to do it again
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely look up Jameson Johnson fishing this man I think has gills! He takes you to the fish and gives you an experience of a lifetime highly recommended can't wait to do it again
Mark  H.
Mark H. El Cajon, CA
Track the weather. Best fishing for stealhead is after lots of rain that raises rivers to flood stage for several days. Be ready to fish when the water gets to a cloudy emerald green. The Kilchis will be ready first, Usually the second day after the rain backs off. The Wilson and Trask take longer, three days minimum.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Track the weather. Best fishing for stealhead is after lots of rain that raises rivers to flood stage for several days. Be ready to fish when the water gets to a cloudy emerald green. The Kilchis will be ready first, Usually the second day after the rain backs off. The Wilson and Trask take longer, three days minimum.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Tillamook, Oregon
Don't bring any of your own fishing gear. Dress for rain and cold - although it was 81 degrees on 10-17-18 when I went.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't bring any of your own fishing gear. Dress for rain and cold - although it was 81 degrees on 10-17-18 when I went.
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Seattle, WA
That they should go with Rob @ Robs greenwater guide service best fishing experience you'll ever have.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
That they should go with Rob @ Robs greenwater guide service best fishing experience you'll ever have.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Tillamook, Oregon

Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had a great trip, captain couldn’t be more knowledgeable of the water or work harder to find the fish. Plus we limited out on salmon! Would highly recommend and will be back for another cross country salmon trip soon!
Dan  B.
Dan B. Washington, DC
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Izzy’s Big Mouth Guide Service gave us a trip to remember ! He was an incredible guide. We had a blast reeling up bottom fish and setting crab pots. Would definitely recommend.
Bria  C.
Bria C. Soudan, MN
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
I booked this trip for my husbands birthday and him and his buddies all had a blast . Mike was easy to communicate with and made the trip fun. He also went out of his way to snap some photos for me !
Clarissa  B.
Clarissa B. United States
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Our poor captain was sick the night before we were supposed to go out. We had travelled from Denver just for this. Unfortunately Woody's was unable to take us out. However, he was able to get us in touch with another guide that gave us an amazing trip. Woody even checked in throughout the day to make sure we were having fun. I never met the guy but I can tell he's top notch by the way we were taken care of in his absence! Props to Woody's!
Daniel  G.
Daniel G. Tillamook, Oregon
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We had a great time! Our kids 7 and 10 enjoyed the trip as well! We will be back for sure! The trip exceeded our expectations from beginning to end! Thanks for the great memories!
Bill  M.
Bill M. Vancouver, WA
Corkem Fishing Northwest - Garibaldi
Corkem Fishing Northwest - Garibaldi
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Dave was a great guide who was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great day on the water. I'll be booking with him again. We got lucky with beautiful weather and a great run of fish. This was due, in large part, to Dave knowing where we needed to be, at what time, and constantly rotating lures till he found what the fish were biting on. We caught several big Coho and nearly limited out.
Justin  M.
Justin M. Tigard, OR
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Awesome day! Great people! Caught Coho Salmon and crab. Can't ask for much more! Izzi was an amazing guide! Definitely doing it again!!!!
Brad  L.
Brad L. Vancouver, WA
Corkem Fishing Northwest - Garibaldi
Corkem Fishing Northwest - Garibaldi
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
This guy (Capt. Dave) know where the fish are and how to catch them, absolutely Fantastic Trip! We all hit our limits in 6hrs, phenomenal!
Britt  Z.
Britt Z. Portland, OR
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Best captain ever! Well organized, clean boat & good catch... sorry BIG BITES! We will return for sure! Thank you
Dario  P.
Dario P. Newberg, OR
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
The weather didn't really cooperate, but that didn't stop the captain from trying absolutely everything to catch fish. We fished for halibut, salmon, rockfish, and crab. Caught 4 rocks, and 1 flounder. Not a stellar day, but that wasn't from lack of effort. We tried alot of different places, just got had by the currents/weather. Still, I plan on fishing with Demar again, and I really enjoyed the day.
Vicky  T.
Vicky T. Junction City, OR
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Fishing charter in Tillamook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Kyle is a very knowledgeable guide and works hard to put fish in the boat and a smile on your face. Will definitely book again.
Jeremiah  I.
Jeremiah I. Aurora, OR
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had a really good time. Lots of fish and crab. Thanks for the great trip.
Andre  P.
Andre P. Somerset, CA
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
The wife and I had a good time out with Mike even though the fishing was slow. Eventually we got an 18lb Chinook after Mike did everything he could think of to find the fish. We will for sure go out with him again.
Ken  W.
Ken W. Tacoma, WA
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Had such a great time! Izzi is such a fun captain. One day after our trip we are still figuring out how to package up our fish and crabs for home. Next time we are going to pack our big cooler and some ice in anticipation for our catch.
Phil  L.
Phil L. Sheridan, Oregon
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Faster boat meant more time fishing. Capt. Demar knew the right spots to hit where the fish were biting. You could tell Dean and Demar really like their jobs and we're happy to keep us fishing until everyone hit their limit. Great gear and they always made sure extras were ready we never wasted a minute. When the fish cleaning place was closed they even cleaned them for us and helped teach us if we wanted to learn. Highly recommend these guys.
Paul  H.
Paul H. Glendale, AZ
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Had a blast, even with our little man! The crew was knowledgeable and great with the 4 year old!
Marcus  K.
Marcus K. Gallatin Gateway, MT
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Fishing charter in Tillamook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a blast it was the first time fishing for my daughter and I. She had a blast and we were all able to catch some amazing looking salmon. We plan on definitely going again
Stephanie  B.
Stephanie B. Nampa, ID
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Had a great time! Coast Guard kept us from going out early. But we put down crab pots and fished till we could leave the bay. After that we fished, laughed, hooked some salmon and had a great time! We will be going out with Craig again in October! He’s a gem and a good story teller. Cooked the crab for us and sent us to a decent bar!
Nancy  L.
Nancy L. Portland, OR
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Fishing charter in Tillamook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Had a fun time with Kyle. He was easy to talk to and deal with. Weather was nice and scenery was beautiful.
Justin  C.
Justin C. Safford, AZ
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain Mike is an awesome guide and my friend and I both caught our limit…1 Coho and 1 Chinook each. Mike is not a quitter and kept us upbeat and optimistic about catching our Chinook salmon before the day was over. We nabbed a 25+ Chinook that drew a crowd at the marina. Highly recommend this charter and we will be back next summer to follow Mike to our next catch. 😊👍🎣
Erika  P.
Erika P. Phoenix, AZ