Tillamook Bay Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Tillamook Bay

Tillamook Bay: 23 fishing charters available

Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service

Rockaway Beach • 29 ft • 6 persons

Welcome to Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service, a fishing guide service based in Garibaldi, Oregon that also operates in Tillamook and Netarts Bay, Buoy 10 fishery, all the Columbia River, and everything in between.

"Craig communicated with me prior to the trip.  Told us what to expect as far as the weather." —⁠ Colene,
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trips fromUS $450
Lewis and Clark Guide Service
Lewis and Clark Guide Service

Garibaldi • 38 ft • 6 persons

If you’re here to make the most of fishing in Garibaldi, Oregon, look no further than Lewis and Clark Guide Service.

"Had a great time fishing, got all our bottom fish with some great-sized lingcod and 33 crab." —⁠ Catherine, Oregon
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trips fromUS $600
Caleb's Guide Service - Tillamook
Caleb's Guide Service - Tillamook

Tillamook • 20 ft • 12 persons

For Salmon and Steelhead fishing on the northern coast of Oregon, look no further than Caleb’s Guide Service.
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trips fromUS $470
Lance Fisher Fishing – Tillamook (Drift Boat)
Lance Fisher Fishing – Tillamook (Drift Boat)

Tillamook • 18 ft • 2 persons

Explore “the land of many waters” with “Lance Fisher Fishing”!
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trips fromUS $650
Play N Hooky Guide Service-Tillamook's Bay
Play N Hooky Guide Service-Tillamook's Bay

Garibaldi • 26 ft • 6 persons

As the fall approaches, so does the golden Chinook season in Tillamook Bay, and it would be a shame not to make the most of it.

"This was a surprise trip for my husband.  We both had a great time." —⁠ Trudy, Oregon
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trips fromUS $500
Pacific Offshore Charters
Pacific Offshore Charters

Rockaway Beach • 35 ft • 6 persons

Pacific Offshore Charters is owned and operated by Captain Andy Karlovic.

"From Captain Andy’s knowledge of fishing, water conditions and safety to his personal touch, today was one of the best charters I’ve been on!" —⁠ Cody,
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trips fromUS $450
Pro Fish Guide – 32'
Pro Fish Guide – 32'

Rockaway Beach • 32 ft • 6 persons

If you're ready to start fishing in Tillamook Bay and surrounding areas, look no further than Pro Fish Guide.

"Captain Ted and 1st mate Colton were a great team. They got us on the fish made sure everyone had a great time!" —⁠ Dominic, OR
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trips fromUS $596
Pro Fish Guide
Pro Fish Guide

Tillamook • 32 ft • 6 persons

Tillamook has a fish with your name on it, so let Pro Fish Guide help you catch it!
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trips fromUS $600
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook

Tillamook • 18 ft • 8 persons

The Tillamook area in Oregon is rich in nature and brimming with life.

"My husband, sister, two kids (5 and 7) and I had a great time on the water with Kyle!" —⁠ Melanie,
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trips fromUS $300
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay

Garibaldi • 21 ft • 4 persons

When you’re in the mood to chase magnificent fish and enjoy intense fishing action, turn to Woodys Northwest Fishing & Fun!

"Captain Mike is the bomb. One of the best fishing guides in the industry." —⁠ Marc,
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trips fromUS $400
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Fishing in Tillamook Bay

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! 
 

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Tillamook Bay Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Tillamook Bay

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Top Types of Fishing in Tillamook Bay

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Top Fishing Techniques in Tillamook Bay

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Top Targeted Species in Tillamook Bay

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