Oregon Bottom Fishing Charters

Oregon Bottom Fishing Charters

Best Bottom Fishing Charters in Oregon

Oregon: 78 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(13 reviews)
Warrenton
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Portland
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trips from $250
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Milwaukie
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Rockaway Beach
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trips from $250

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Bottom Fishing in Oregon

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

Top Targeted Bottom Fishing Species in Oregon