Oregon Bottom Fishing Charters

Oregon Bottom Fishing Charters

Best Bottom Fishing Charters in Oregon

Oregon: 63 fishing charters available

Woodys Northwest Fishing & Fun – Portland

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Portland
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Astoria Salmon Fishing

Astoria
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trips from $1,450

Play N Hooky Guide Service - Milwaukie

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Milwaukie
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Big Bite Fishin Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Garibaldi
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trips from $165

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.

Oregon
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Bottom Fishing in Oregon

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
Bottom fishing was excellent! Lots of facilities are available along with excellent guides!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing was excellent! Lots of facilities are available along with excellent guides!
James  S.
James S. Portland, Oregon
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.
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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
just do what the captain instructs you to do ie; if he tells you it's best to keep the rod in the pole holder then do it and don't hold the rod. thats why you loose fish. tip the captain well if you like him and he performs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
just do what the captain instructs you to do ie; if he tells you it's best to keep the rod in the pole holder then do it and don't hold the rod. thats why you loose fish. tip the captain well if you like him and he performs.
Bill  M.
Bill M. Carmel Valley, CA
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
Be sure to book with a LOCAL GUIDE, like Mike . Lots of out of area guides just don't know the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to book with a LOCAL GUIDE, like Mike . Lots of out of area guides just don't know the area.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Antioch, California

Top Targeted Bottom Fishing Species in Oregon