Oregon Bottom Fishing Charters

Oregon Bottom Fishing Charters

Best Bottom Fishing Charters in Oregon

Top Bottom Fishing Charters in Oregon

Bottom Fishing in Oregon

It's easy to overlook the bottom fishing Oregon is known for in favor of its excellent freshwater fisheries and ever-popular Albacore runs. But if you do that, you're making a big mistake. Fishing the bottom is a year-round activity in this state, and the best time for fishing is always now. From big Lingcod to Rockfish and mouth-watering Halibut, Oregon is a fish lover’s dream.

Which Trip Should I Take?

Short trips are hard to come by in Oregon, especially if you’re into bottom fishing! The thing is, the best and biggest bottom fish live in the deepest waters, and it takes time to get there. Of course, it also depends on what you want to catch. You won’t need to go as far to find Rockfish as you would Halibut, for example.

Half Day Trips

Because of the limited time at your disposal, half day trips are usually going to be all about that Rockfish bite. You might also be able to get some Lingcod fishing in there as well, but only from places closer to deeper waters, such as Astoria.

¾ Day Trips

With 6–8 hour trips, you’ve got much more space for maneuvering. This means Rockfish, Lingcod, as well as Halibut, are all valid targets. This is the recommended trip option if you’re looking for the classic Oregon bottom fishing experience.

Full Day Trips

Trips that last 8+ hours can be the most rewarding, as you can reach the deepest waters with the biggest fish. Ten-hour-long Halibut trips are some of the most popular trips in places like Astoria and Coos Bay.

How to Prepare

The most important thing to remember is to buy a fishing license for all anglers ages 12 and older. You can do that either online or through any local license vendor. Layered clothing is another must, especially if you’re doing one of the longer trips. Oregon is known for being rainy, so prepare accordingly.

With that solved, you can go on ahead and start hooking up some delicious fish. The harder the fight, the tastier it will be afterward.

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Reviews of Fishing in Bottom Fishing in Oregon

Full day steelhead
2084202705 2. fished with Pacific Roots Adventures – Tillamook on April 6, 2021
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Expect to work a bit but it was excellent
Float the Sandy & learn the fishing holes!
Steven A. fished with Sandy River Guide Service on December 1, 2020
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Time the salmon & steelhead runs for some fun.
Full Day Ocean - Bottom Fishing Run
Jeff H. fished with Pastime Fishing Adventures – Offshore on October 5, 2020
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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.
Columbia river w nilly
Kieran W. fished with BJ's Guide Service on August 30, 2020
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This is a great trip for first timers. Billy is very knowledgeable and patient. Safety is his priority.
If you're looking for king salmon and Chinook fishing in Tillamook Oregon Jameson Johnson is the best by far!
Mark H. fished with Big Johnson's Guide Service on November 5, 2019
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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
Salmon fishing with Capt Niles
Connie C. fished with All Depth Charters on July 23, 2019
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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.
Fishing with Gregory
James C. fished with All Depth Charters on June 23, 2019
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Fishing trip was great. Catching was bad. Go fishing here in a smaller boat, 3 or 4 people.
Full day trip with Capt barry
Gordon R. fished with Sandy River Guide Service on May 10, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
September. Ready for some great fishing

Top Targeted Bottom Fishing Species in Oregon