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Oregon Fishing Charters

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Oregon: 161 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Nehalem
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trips from $200
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Warrenton
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Boardman
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trips from $225
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(124 reviews)
Newport
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Coburg
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Garibaldi
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trips from $200
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Hebo
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trips from $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Warrenton
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Culver
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(99 reviews)
Troutdale
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trips from $140

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Oregon

According to customer reviews, Pacific Roots Adventures, Shirley Catch Guide Service Astoria OR, and Premier Guide Service - Boardman are some of the most popular fishing charters in Oregon. Full list of top fishing charters in Oregon.

The average price for a private 4 hour Oregon fishing trip is $495, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $742 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Pacific Roots Adventures, Shirley Catch Guide Service Astoria OR, and Premier Guide Service - Boardman all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Oregon.

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

With lakes, rivers, and an extensive coastline to explore, casting a line in the “Beaver State” is all about variety! Hop aboard one of the many Oregon fishing charters on offer and you’ll have the chance to experience it all for yourself. 
 
The species you’ll target depend on where you fish, but no matter where you go, you’ll find world-famous fish. The Oregon Coast boasts Chinook and Coho Salmon, Lingcod, Rockfish, Halibut, Crabs, Clams, and even Sturgeon in the bays during cooler months. In the summer, you can go deep sea fishing for Tuna offshore. Trolling is the most popular technique, and captains run trips that last anywhere from a half day to a full day Tuna-chasing affair. 
 
Freshwater fishing here is seriously exciting, too. Oregon boasts the Columbia River, as well as the Willamette, Clackamas, Nestucca, and Umpqua Rivers. In summer, the Columbia is bustling with Sturgeon and Chinook Salmon. Spring sees smaller rivers fill up with Salmon and Steelhead. The Deschutes River is a Trout hotspot. Tenmile Lake boasts Rainbow Trout, Catfish, and Panfish. Light tackle is a favored technique, and trips run from half days to full days. 
 
With such a variety of fishing grounds on offer, there are plenty of departure points to choose from. Tillamook, Coos Bay, and Astoria are hot spots for ocean fishing. Heading to the Columbia River? Charter captains depart from Astoria, Portland, and around the Bonneville Dam. For smaller rivers, you’ll find local guides posted up along the river banks. Basically, wherever you want to fish, you’ll find someone waiting to take you out!
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers age 12 and older must buy a fishing license to cast a line in Oregon. If you plan on fishing for Salmon, Sturgeon, or Steelhead in the Columbia River or its tributaries, you must also purchase a Columbia River Basin Endorsement.
 
Oregon
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25998 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

In the rivers, winter fishing is all about Steelhead and Sturgeon. During January you can have great luck fishing for both species, but just be sure to check out which fish you can keep ahead of time.

February

Most Sturgeon in the Columbia River stick around Portland and Longview early in the year. Meanwhile, small streams are swarming with winter Steelhead. In bayside towns, crabbing and clamming can be excellent.

March

Oregon fishing starts to pick up momentum in March, when spring Chinook make their entrance in the rivers. Jetty fishing produces the likes of Herring, Surfperch, and Lingcod.

April

Come spring, Shad fishing in the Columbia River is extremely popular, with several million fish passing through this waterway! Winter Steelhead and spring Chinook fishing is hot, too.

May

The season for Halibut typically opens in May, making this a great time to dabble in a little bottom fishing! Trophy Sturgeon fishing in the Columbia River also kicks off, while the best of Salmon season is just ahead.

June

It’s "June Hog" season in the Columbia River, when anglers catch some of the biggest Chinook of the year. Summer Steelhead are on the scene, while more and more “Dinosaur” Sturgeon are spotted by the day.

July

Albacore Tuna fishing is usually in full swing by July, drawing many anglers to the waters offshore. This is also one of the best times to experience Oregon's deep sea fishing, when every species is biting.

August

Many anglers head to Astoria to explore Buoy 10's fishery in August. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, there’s still superb fishing to be had in the lakes, bays, and offshore.

September

It’s hard to pick a bad place for fishing in Oregon at this time of year. The Columbia River offers fall Chinook, Coho, and Steelhead, while the bays promise no shortage of surprises. 

October

By October, many guides have moved to the Bonneville Dam for trophy Sturgeon fishing. Elsewhere, anglers in Portland are enjoying the fall Chinook season. 

November

The season for Halibut may be closed at this time of year, but crabbing and clamming opportunities are heating up just in time to make up for it! River fishing guides are targeting winter Steelhead.

December

Walleye, Steelhead, and Sturgeon are all biting in December. So long as the rain holds off, you can have great success while crabbing in the bays!

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To Look on fishingbooker.com to select the right fishing. It was great. Only the way to get a licence+harvest list is too complicated. It is still paper required. I think everything must go digital. Iam a German and I needed to go around to find a place where these papers could be printed out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To Look on fishingbooker.com to select the right fishing. It was great. Only the way to get a licence+harvest list is too complicated. It is still paper required. I think everything must go digital. Iam a German and I needed to go around to find a place where these papers could be printed out.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Charlotte, North Carolina
Allow plenty of time to get from the airport to the coast. The best salmon fishing is near the mouth of the Columbia River or just offshore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Allow plenty of time to get from the airport to the coast. The best salmon fishing is near the mouth of the Columbia River or just offshore.
Nadine  W.
Nadine W. Beaverton, OR
Yes. I went for the experience, not just the fish. The Columbia River and Portland are beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. I went for the experience, not just the fish. The Columbia River and Portland are beautiful.
Pamela  F.
Pamela F. Honolulu, HI
We had so much fun. We learned alot about fishing. Fisher David was so much fun and highly professional and I was not afraid at all. Would recommend a fishing trip to anyone. We booked it again next month.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had so much fun. We learned alot about fishing. Fisher David was so much fun and highly professional and I was not afraid at all. Would recommend a fishing trip to anyone. We booked it again next month.
Becky  D.
Becky D. Silverton, OR
Listen to your guide and if he recommends to delay the trip and if you can do it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your guide and if he recommends to delay the trip and if you can do it!
Keith  T.
Keith T. Bossier City, LA
Bring warm cloths. Even if its warm on shore it will be chilly on the water. Need good weather for access to the ocean.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring warm cloths. Even if its warm on shore it will be chilly on the water. Need good weather for access to the ocean.
Edward  N.
Edward N. Las Cruces, NM
make plans as close to visit to help ensure the salmon run is truly underway
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make plans as close to visit to help ensure the salmon run is truly underway
Gloria  S.
Gloria S. Scottsdale, AZ
Just make sure you know what you are booking if you are from the East Coast. The charters in the East head out a lot further than the West coast ones do, apparently. Besides that, have fun. It will be a great experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just make sure you know what you are booking if you are from the East Coast. The charters in the East head out a lot further than the West coast ones do, apparently. Besides that, have fun. It will be a great experience.
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. Lewisville, North Carolina
This is a great trip for first timers. Billy is very knowledgeable and patient. Safety is his priority.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great trip for first timers. Billy is very knowledgeable and patient. Safety is his priority.
Kieran  W.
Kieran W. Portland, 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
Fishing was good but again nature is in control and anyone that goes needs to be able to handle disappointment as well as over excitement about catching what they go for.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing was good but again nature is in control and anyone that goes needs to be able to handle disappointment as well as over excitement about catching what they go for.
Connie  C.
Connie C. Hallsville, TX
Fishing trip was great. Catching was bad. Go fishing here in a smaller boat, 3 or 4 people.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing trip was great. Catching was bad. Go fishing here in a smaller boat, 3 or 4 people.
James  C.
James C. Meridian, ID
DRESS WARM.BE PATIENT.STAY ON THE FISH LISTEN TO THE CAPTAIN. GOOD LUCK!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
DRESS WARM.BE PATIENT.STAY ON THE FISH LISTEN TO THE CAPTAIN. GOOD LUCK!!!
John  H.
John H. Puyallup, WA
I had never been fishing for Sturgeon and now I’m glad we did! Great suggestion by the Captain. Great action all day. Big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I had never been fishing for Sturgeon and now I’m glad we did! Great suggestion by the Captain. Great action all day. Big fish!
Paul  W.
Paul W. Brookfield, WI
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
I would recommend to anglers fishing in Newport,to book a trip with Captain Gregory Niles, it was a great day of fishing adventure!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would recommend to anglers fishing in Newport,to book a trip with Captain Gregory Niles, it was a great day of fishing adventure!
Harry  C.
Harry C. Portland, OR
Make sure you are prepared if you get sea sick. Make sure you know what size boat would best fit the experience you are looking for and check multiple local sources if you aren't sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are prepared if you get sea sick. Make sure you know what size boat would best fit the experience you are looking for and check multiple local sources if you aren't sure.
Bob  S.
Bob S. Homedale, ID
I have been fishing Southern Oregan & Northern California rivers for over 20 years and found that each day and each week can be different for size and quanity of fish. I recommend come up with a positive additude and enjoy the surroundings with friends and family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I have been fishing Southern Oregan & Northern California rivers for over 20 years and found that each day and each week can be different for size and quanity of fish. I recommend come up with a positive additude and enjoy the surroundings with friends and family.
Stephen  H.
Stephen H. Pacifica, CA
Is a great experience people is friendly greg is cool and he knows what he's doing my kids were very happy for being the first time fishing in the ocean great experience we coming back soon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Is a great experience people is friendly greg is cool and he knows what he's doing my kids were very happy for being the first time fishing in the ocean great experience we coming back soon
Juan  L.
Juan L. Grants Pass, OR

March Brown Guide Service LLC
March Brown Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Eugene
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
My guide, Josh, was excellent. He took good care of us. My son, who hadn't fly fished before, learned a great deal from Josh. My son is hooked. A big Thank You to Josh.
James  B.
James B.
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook
Fishing charter in Tillamook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Kyle was an awesome guide. Comes equipped with equipment, knowledge, great conversation and coffee! Assisted my girlfriend in catching her first steelhead! I would definitely recommend booking with him.
Sean  C.
Sean C. Napa, CA
All Depth Charters
All Depth Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Greg was knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. Made the trip very enjoyable for me and my son. Would definitely use him again.
Darin  G.
Darin G. Montgomery, AL
Astoria Fishing Charters and Guide Service
Astoria Fishing Charters and Guide Service
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Jeff Made my day! 1st time ever for me on the Columbia river fishery. Only fish for the day not caught by me but another angler. A 20lb.black mouth! Slim pickings for this time of season, but it only takes 1😊🎣!!
Jim  M.
Jim M. Meridian, ID
All Depth Charters
All Depth Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Capt knew exactly where to fish. Was patient with this bass fisher. Put us in good locations for our casts. Lots of hits and finally put one in the net. I've was awesome and if I was here longer I'd book again.
Jane-marie  E.
Jane-marie E. Hawthorne, FL
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Sturgeon fishing is completely new and fun to me! Knowledgeable captain and deck hand. Convenient to Portland.
Marc  N.
Marc N. Gresham, Oregon
All Depth Charters
All Depth Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Went above and beyond our expectations, went with my 8 year old daughter and he was so patient and kind answering all of our questions and telling us exactly how the water worked/about the fish ect. Super informative, fun and professional!
Elaina  W.
Elaina W. Richland, WA
Pastime Fishing Adventures – Offshore
Pastime Fishing Adventures – Offshore
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Our experience was awesome! Captain Donald was friendly, helpful, and put us right on the fish. We limited out after 6 hours! Would highly recommend!
Kayla  G.
Kayla G. Hood River, OR
Pathfinder Sport Fishing LLC – 24'
Pathfinder Sport Fishing LLC – 24'
Fishing charter in The Dalles
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
A good trip. Jacob is a good guide. We caught 4 Sturgeon in the boat with one keeper. We launched from the Deshutes river outlet because the Bonneville Pool had closed for retention.
Carol  S.
Carol S. Seattle, WA
Chetco River
Chetco River
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had an awesome day fishing with Captain Austin. He was very knowledgeable of the river and fishing techniques. Very comfortable boat ride. Got a lot out of the trip. My wife got her first steelhead, and he was a GIANT wild buck! A trip to remember!
Ryan  J.
Ryan J. Harbor, OR
Corkem Fishing Northwest
Corkem Fishing Northwest
Fishing charter in Oregon City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Over and above what we thought we would experience!!! Dave was patient, relatable and knowledgeable throughout. I brought my 2 boys (7 and 9 yr olds) and my husband. None of us really knew what we were doing (we had only been fishing and crabbing off piers) but it was cool because we didn't have to do anything beyond showing up. We hadn't had much luck crabbing prior to this, but we caught our limit in no time. We plan to return during salmon season. Thank you so much for an amazing day!!
Susannah  L.
Susannah L. Tacoma, WA
FishAbility NW
FishAbility NW
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Taylor was fantastic. She had every possible bait available for us and was a wealth of information. We thoroughly enjoyed this cold, clear, winter day on the water.
Jill  A.
Jill A. Portland, OR
Rock Bottom Fishing Charters
Rock Bottom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Depoe Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Neil is a great captain and we had a very safe and fun fishing trip. We caught a ton of crabs and had a great time doing so. The weather was rough at times, but Neil kept us perfectly safe. I would absolutely recommend his fishing charters!!
Marc  L.
Marc L. Madras, Oregon
Chetco River
Chetco River
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain Austin was the best part of the trip. He knew where all the fish should have been. He thru everything at the fish they just weren’t bittin! We got to see some good size fish and we chased them around trying to talk them in to biting , they were not biting! It came down to this- it needs to rain more for the fish to start moving upriver. Thanks for Austin but he can’t make it rain. On another note your service could have told me about David Sooner and cancelling my trip.
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. Petaluma, CA
Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay
Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay
Fishing charter in Garibaldi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Eric is a true master of his craft. Also very reliable and knowledgeable. We had a blast , I have never seen let alone caught so many salmon in my life. Experience of a lifetime.!!!
Francisco  P.
Francisco P. Hillsboro, OR
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
What a great day. Wade did a great job at finding us fish right away. He is knowledgeable and friendly. Easy to talk to and educated us on everything we wanted to know. Thanks for an awesome trip!
Spencer  W.
Spencer W. Saratoga Springs, UT
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Wade was awesome!! Super cool guy, we had a tons of fun with him, we were beginners but he was really helpful and patient with us! Highly recommend him!!
Jose  G.
Jose G. Eugene, OR
ChromeObsessions LLC
ChromeObsessions LLC
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
It was Awesome! First class boat,equipment and crew! It was a bucket list trip for my wife to catch a chinook salmon in Siletz river and Capt. Michael made it happen. We caught 3 fish and didn’t see anybody or hear of anybody that caught a keeper👍 Great experience for all of us!!
James  P.
James P. Lincoln Beach, OR
RiverTrek NW – Buoy 10
RiverTrek NW – Buoy 10
Fishing charter in Warrenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Wade was great! Seasoned, knowledgeable, hard working to find some fish. Couldn't recommend him more!
Frank  B.
Frank B. Henderson, NV
Caleb's Guide Service - Astoria
Caleb's Guide Service - Astoria
Fishing charter in Astoria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great time. Caleb was super responsive and great guide. We caught a handful of fish.
Chris  S.
Chris S. San Diego, CA