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Oregon Fishing Charters

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Oregon: 170 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Hebo
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trips from $150
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Warrenton
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Rufus
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trips from $235
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(131 reviews)
Troutdale
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trips from $140
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $225
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Newport
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trips from $200
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Boardman
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trips from $235
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Portland
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Culver
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5.0 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Oregon

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Oregon are: Full list of top fishing charters in Oregon

The average price for a private 4 hour Oregon fishing trip is $415, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $764 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Oregon that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Oregon are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Oregon are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Oregon are:

Many fishing charters in Oregon provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Oregon are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Oregon are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $140
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $225
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $220
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $286
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $375

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 27943 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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We were the only ones on the water. The sturgeon were jumping out of the water everywhere. The weather was mild and partially cloudy. All around excellent time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were the only ones on the water. The sturgeon were jumping out of the water everywhere. The weather was mild and partially cloudy. All around excellent time.
Matthew  D.
Matthew D.
One absolutely has to book a trip with Barry at least once in their angling adventures. Highly recommended.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
One absolutely has to book a trip with Barry at least once in their angling adventures. Highly recommended.
Jamie  W.
Jamie W.
Salem area fishing can be hit or miss as Salemites know. But, folks, say yes to Oregon coastal river fishing! And, use Chicken Little! Capt Logan has your back! Trust me, 60-90 minutes back to Salem goes by in a flash when you catch your limit with your kid!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Salem area fishing can be hit or miss as Salemites know. But, folks, say yes to Oregon coastal river fishing! And, use Chicken Little! Capt Logan has your back! Trust me, 60-90 minutes back to Salem goes by in a flash when you catch your limit with your kid!
Dan  M.
Dan M.
Fishing is great. Like anywhere else, it's called fishing, not catching. Although we did catch fish, the captain made for a fun trip. I would recommend to go crabbing as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is great. Like anywhere else, it's called fishing, not catching. Although we did catch fish, the captain made for a fun trip. I would recommend to go crabbing as well.
Dave  S.
Dave S.
Find a good guide, be flexible, come prepared, and understand the weather is the challenge.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good guide, be flexible, come prepared, and understand the weather is the challenge.
David  V.
David V.
It depends on rain and how many fish enter river during the run. Also if they start to let netting of drag boats it decreases your chance of a big fish. August to first week of September
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It depends on rain and how many fish enter river during the run. Also if they start to let netting of drag boats it decreases your chance of a big fish. August to first week of September
Michael  A.
Michael A.
Yes. Our guide was a good teacher of novice retired old folks who came back happy with a cooler full of salmon and dungeness crab ‼️
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. Our guide was a good teacher of novice retired old folks who came back happy with a cooler full of salmon and dungeness crab ‼️
Jim  R.
Jim R. Fallbrook, CA
We came in Sept. Perfect time to fish. Not crowded but was still able to land fish. Great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We came in Sept. Perfect time to fish. Not crowded but was still able to land fish. Great time.
David  W.
David W. Cumming, GA
Be prepared for all weather. Dress in layers. And don’t forget your cameras!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for all weather. Dress in layers. And don’t forget your cameras!
Colleen  H.
Colleen H. Lincoln City, Oregon
Fish in the bay\river. It may be rough going across the bar for a newbie. But expect to catch fish, because you will!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish in the bay\river. It may be rough going across the bar for a newbie. But expect to catch fish, because you will!
Mike  M.
Mike M. Highlands Ranch, CO
Lovely time to be out there. Not too hot or cold. It was a weirdly calm day. We also saw a whale, dolphins, seals and sea lions. Lovely smaller town, go to whale bites cafe!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lovely time to be out there. Not too hot or cold. It was a weirdly calm day. We also saw a whale, dolphins, seals and sea lions. Lovely smaller town, go to whale bites cafe!
Laura  K.
Laura K. Eugene, OR
Book your trip with Prospector Fishing Adventures Captain Lyle. He knows his stuff and goes beyond any expectations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with Prospector Fishing Adventures Captain Lyle. He knows his stuff and goes beyond any expectations.
Wayne  S.
Wayne S. Eugene, OR
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
This was my wife’s first time. He made her first experience a memory for a lifetime. Your wife’s will love going on his boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my wife’s first time. He made her first experience a memory for a lifetime. Your wife’s will love going on his boat.
Paul  T.
Paul T. Hualapai, AZ
Great harbor, great charter co. Columbia River is an entity unto itself, so awesome to be out on it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great harbor, great charter co. Columbia River is an entity unto itself, so awesome to be out on it.
Steve  E.
Steve E. Springfield, OR
Sometimes you win and times you don’t, expect to have fun and probably see a Whale or two.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes you win and times you don’t, expect to have fun and probably see a Whale or two.
Deejay  L.
Deejay L. Halleck, NV
I recommend booking with Robert Vernon; Out Fishin and be prepared together wet! Bring all weather gear. There is storage on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend booking with Robert Vernon; Out Fishin and be prepared together wet! Bring all weather gear. There is storage on the boat.
Kristina  S.
Kristina S. Sedro-Woolley, WA
Understand that it's great to catch fish but depending on weather and conditions of the water there is no guarantee on leaving with fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that it's great to catch fish but depending on weather and conditions of the water there is no guarantee on leaving with fish.
James  S.
James S. Portland, Oregon
Talk to the charters and find out exactly what they can fish for at different times of the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the charters and find out exactly what they can fish for at different times of the year.
Bill  K.
Bill K. Show Low, AZ
Fishing in July is a great balance between catching fish but not being too crowded with the number of boats in the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in July is a great balance between catching fish but not being too crowded with the number of boats in the water.
Michael  F.
Michael F. Boyds, MD

Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Fishing charter in Warren
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Wade had scouted where the fish were just prior to us boarding and brought us right to them. First fish on within 10 minutes, and the pace never slowed. My husband even caught a 9 foot sturgeon!!! Wade is very knowledgeable, kind and an overall super guide! I’d highly recommend this trip and captain Wade to everyone! We will definitely be returning!
Kimberley  M.
Kimberley M.
RiverTrek NW – Tillamook
RiverTrek NW – Tillamook
Fishing charter in Tillamook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
A fantastic time was had. Wade has a comfortable boat, great gear, and is a wealth of knowledge to make his guided trips become memorable experiences.
Rawley  B.
Rawley B.
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Fishing charter in Hebo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Went for the fun and enjoyment. Took a friend from Arizona and he totally enjoyed himself. So worth the time. Thanks!
Christhopher  M.  H.
Christhopher M. H.
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Fishing charter in Warren
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Wade was excellent. Prior to the trip he was prompt responding to questions about our trip and licensing. He put us on the fish immediately upon stopping the boat..no playing around, no excuses..fish on! It lasted all day non-stop. We were exhausted but so thrilled and happy with the massive sturgeon we caught and the great environment on the boat. He quickly addressed needs and baited hooks. I will absolutely be back to fish with him!
Matthew  D.
Matthew D.
All Depth Charters
All Depth Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
A buddy and I spent a great day on the river with captain Niles. This man has it dialed in. He is a great guide and fisherman. A true asset to his trade. I look forward to fishing with him again at some point. I highly recommend any trip on the water with him.
Ron  H.
Ron H.
All Depth Charters
All Depth Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
We got lucky with the weather for this time of year and were able to go after rock fish in the ocean. Caught our limits & a couple of ling cod. Captain Greg was very knowledgeable, fun to be around, & gave us some great suggestions for the rest of our trip. Next time we are here we will definitely be booking with All Depth Charters & Captain Greg again! Thanks for an unforgettable day!! Lacey & Colter
Lacey  W.
Lacey W.
Good Time Charlie Sportfishing
Good Time Charlie Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
We went fishing for Lingcod and Rockfish and both caught our limit!! Captain Joe knew exactly what he was doing and moved around from spot to spot and made sure we had multiple opportunities to catch lots of fish. Definitely recommend!
Kelsey  D.
Kelsey D.
RiverTrek NW – Buoy 10
RiverTrek NW – Buoy 10
Fishing charter in Warrenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
We maxed out on Dung Crabs, maxed out on Ling cod, and maxed out on rock cod…. Wow what an amazing day. More crab and fish than we could keep. Wade was an amazing captain, had us laughing and catching fish and crabs all day.
Ben  K.
Ben K.
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Fishing charter in Hebo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Thank you Brandon for taking us out, would highly recommend him!! Very very knowledgeable of the river and the best spots to fish! He put us on some great fish and definitely had some good catches today! Thank you!!
Matt  K.
Matt K.
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Fishing charter in Warren
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
I cannot say enough good things about this trip. The captain, the boat, the gear everything was in excellent shape and performed as it should. We were on fish immediately. Within 8 minutes of anchoring up we had a sturgeon at the boat. Caught fish all day long (40+, with some well over 100 lbs). Would highly recommend this to anyone!
Mitch  J.
Mitch J.
Shirley Catch Guide Service Portland OR
Shirley Catch Guide Service Portland OR
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
ZACH was an awesome guide. We highly recommend him. Great clean boat and gear, kind, knowledgeable, and at the top of his game the entire trip! Don’t hesitate to go with Zach!
Randall  W.
Randall W.
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Fishing charter in Hebo
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(19 reviews)
I had a great time with Brandon! This was my first experience fishing for salmon and Brandon was great at instructing me on what to do and answered all the questions I had. While there wasn't much action on our trip, this was certainly due to the conditions of the river and not due to any lack of effort. Brandon had us try multiple methods, put us in multiple good holes, and did his best with what the conditions were that day. I'd certainly book again next time I'm looking for salmon!
Isaac  K.
Isaac K.
Premier Guide Service
Premier Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rufus
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had an amazing day on the Columbia with Jeff. Fishing for sturgeon. He’s a great guy, very knowledgeable and patient. I took my dad and brother on a trip for our birthdays. We pulled in plenty of fish, a few too big to pull into the boat! I highly recommend Capt. Jeff and we will be booking with him again.
Jackson  D.
Jackson D.
Prospector's Fishing Adventures
Prospector's Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain Lyle and Chantel were fantastic. We limited out on rock fish and then had a great time crabbing. Caught 41 crabs, now to work picking the crab. We would not hesitate to book with this outfit again.
Hollyann  H.
Hollyann H.
Pacific Roots Adventures
Pacific Roots Adventures
Fishing charter in Nehalem
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Kyle rebooked our trip after we were double booked for a late fall trip and found us an abundance of fish. My wife had never salmon fished before and caught a coho and a nice chinook. Kyle was patient and worked to put us on fish. Couldn't have had a better first experience for my wife.
Pat  P.
Pat P.
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Izzi's Big Mouth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockaway Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Izzy was a great captain. The boat was very comfortable. We caught lots of crab. Fun day on the bay. Highly recommend this charter.
Ann  H.
Ann H.
RiverTrek NW – Buoy 10
RiverTrek NW – Buoy 10
Fishing charter in Warrenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Captain Wade went out of his way to make sure we had the best time fishing. He ensured our catch was cleaned and ready to travel home with us. Very good Captain with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I will definitely call for my next trip.
Kathleen  H.
Kathleen H.
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Brandon Gray's Guided Fishing
Fishing charter in Hebo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
I had a great day despite the bad weather! The crew was nice and had explained me a lot about fishing in the river. Many tips were conveyed and he was open to all questions ! I will come back anytime ! Perfect
Daniel  M.
Daniel M.
Sandy River Guide Service
Sandy River Guide Service
Fishing charter in Troutdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
What a blast! Barry is a Fishing Guru and knows the Sandy River like the back of his hand. He was able to guide me to landing my first ever King Salmon — what a gnarly fight this thing put up! I highly recommend Barry if you are in the Portland area and interested in having a wonderful time on the water.
Chris  B.
Chris B.
Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21'
Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21'
Fishing charter in Gold Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
Fishing guide Matt was very knowledgeable. My wife enjoyed the trip. So thank you. Hope to be back.
Laramie  B.
Laramie B.