Tillamook Bay

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Tillamook Bay: 21 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Garibaldi
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Garibaldi
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Rockaway Beach
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Tillamook Bay


The average price for a private 4 hour Tillamook Bay fishing trip is $575, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $775 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay, Lance Fisher Fishing – Tillamook (Drift Boat), 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 Chinook Salmon, Coho 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
4.5 / 5
Based on 27693 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.

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Hit and miss on the fish. Good weather but a very knowledgeable guide is recommended or you could be going for a boat ride
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit and miss on the fish. Good weather but a very knowledgeable guide is recommended or you could be going for a boat ride
Max  K.
Max K. Sherwood, OR
Hit the ocean on a great day. Easy out of the bar into the ocean for fishing. Garabaldi is a very quaint harbor and town!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit the ocean on a great day. Easy out of the bar into the ocean for fishing. Garabaldi is a very quaint harbor and town!
John  J.
John J. Rivergrove, OR
Go with Captain Andy if you want to have a great and successful time. The fishing was great, we all caught our limit, but only pulled up two crabs in the pots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Andy if you want to have a great and successful time. The fishing was great, we all caught our limit, but only pulled up two crabs in the pots.
Cindy  G.
Cindy G. Lakeview, OR
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.
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FishingBooker Member Tillamook, Oregon

Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Mike was excellent we had never fished for salmon before he was very professional and knowledgeable we really enjoyed our trip with him would recommend him to anyone
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. Albuquerque, NM
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Mike was an amazing Captain. He was very responsive leading up to our trip and made sure we came prepared. The fishing was fishing and we were not completely successful but Mike worked his but off trying to get us on the fish. The trip overall was amazing and we had a great time. I would highly recommend Woody”s and will be back for a multi day trip in the future. The only thing I would change is that I would book more days with Mike on my next visit. Really enjoyed this man!
Justin  H.
Justin H. Portland, Oregon
Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook
Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook
Fishing charter in Tillamook
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain Jamison was a great guide and worked to find us fish. Would highly recommend this trip.
Dan  D.
Dan D. Churchville, PA
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(49 reviews)
Fishing was good but not great…….possibly because the weather and sea conditions were excellent. Capt. Mike stayed out longer than scheduled to get us some good salmon and crab. It was a great trip and you won’t be disappointed with Capt. Mike Woodward.
Jim  P.
Jim P. Scottsdale, AZ
Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay
Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
This was a surprise trip for my husband. We both had a great time. Caught some fish and crab. Next time I will be sure to bring the dramamine!
Trudy  R.
Trudy R. Portland, Oregon
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had a great experience with these guys. Genuine, kind people who love the sport and did their best to make sure we had a good time. Will definitely be booking with you guys next time! Thanks again Zach & Savanna
Zach  M.
Zach M. Libby, MT
Pacific Offshore Charters
Pacific Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We booked with ANDY hoping for an albacore trip. The seas were rough. It wouldn’t allow us to get far enough offshore. When we could finally cross the bar safely and he put us on some top notch bottom fishing! I guess what I’m saying is Plan B was perfect! I would put my trust in him every day. Outstanding captain, who knows his stuff !
Jay  P.
Jay P. Lander, Wyoming
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
I’m doing it again next year with the same guide. That’s how great it was! Rating :10 out of 10
Brad  C.
Brad C. Mount Vernon, WA
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Excellent captain with immense knowledge of targeted species. Highly recommended!
Bryan  B.
Bryan B. Evergreen, MT
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(49 reviews)
Highly Recommend Capt Mike for your fishing trip in the Tillamook area. Was a successful and fun time. However, I would book directly & not through Fishing Booker.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Beaumont, Texas
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
This was the best charter we have ever taken. Craig responds quickly to questions and was a joy to be with in the boat. We will be back!!!!
Mary  F.
Mary F. Portland, OR
Pacific Offshore Charters
Pacific Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Capt. Andy is first class. The boat is the nicest in the fleet. He put us on the fish right away and kept us on them. Ones of the best ocean experiences I’ve ever had. Thx. Cap. Look forward to booking with you in the future J Biegel
J.  B.
J. B. Walla Walla, WA
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Fantastic trip. Second time going for salmon with mike and absolutely delivered on the experience. Had a solid game plan and got the opportunities on fish from the first hour. Took awhile to get everyone a fish in the boat but mike was just as determined as we were to try and get a fish for everyone. Above and beyond expectations 6 stars if all possible. Great fishing, great knowledge, great company looking forward to booking more trips for next year!
Max  K.
Max K. Sherwood, OR
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Really wanted to get out on the water, fishing in the mouth of the river was not good yet…he stuck with us even though the ocean was the plan and he told us the river was not good he allowed us out and kept a positive attitude. Thanks Izzi
Mark  A.
Mark A. Eugene, OR
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
We had a great time on our fishing trip. The weather was okay but it was very windy. We caught a lot of crabs and some fish.
Christina  K.
Christina K. Gladstone, OR
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Woodys Northwest Fishing&Fun – Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
My dad and I had a great time being out in the water and catching fish. Although we only snagged one it was a decent size and fed the family. Jeff Baker is knowledgeable about the waters and fishing all around. It was great to meet him and we will be back again.
Joseph  F.
Joseph F.
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Fishing charter in Tillamook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
I took my brother out on a fishing charter while vacationing in Pacific City, Oregon. The guide on our charter was very knowledgeable about the area and what equipment to use. We received multiple bites and landed a 10-12lb Chinook salmon. I would use this charter again.
Evan  C.
Evan C. Blaine, WA
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Big Bite Fishin Charters
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
The captain and crew were extremely friendly and went above and beyond. We were so happy to be out and they both made sure we had a great time and got our fish and crab. While we didn't get halibut (they just weren't biting) we got our share of fish and crabs. So friendly and made sure we we're comfortable the whole time and had great gear for us. Highly recommended.
Gretchen  R.
Gretchen R. Spokane, WA
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Capt. Mike was great! Worked hard to make sure we had a great day. Would recommend at trip!
Jeff  D.
Jeff D. Bellville, TX
Pacific Offshore Charters
Pacific Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Had a great experience, went for a full day rock fishing and crabbing. Great experience for my 8 and 10 year old. Would highly recommend it!
Casey  B.
Casey B. Liberty Lake, WA