Astoria, Oregon, coho fishing

September is just around the corner, and you might think Buoy 10 fishing will be over.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Yes, the Chinook salmon we’re catching right now will be off-limits in this area after Labor Day, but that’s really just the beginning of the massive run of coho salmon we expect this year. As I write this, most coho salmon are still putting on weight out in the Pacific Ocean. But they will build up in the Buoy 10 area for weeks to come before heading upriver.

Lots of anglers and guides move up the Columbia River to chase the Chinook. I will stay in Astoria, Oregon, for outstanding coho fishing and crabbing. Generally, we can keep fishing coho in the Lower Columbia River around Astoria through September and sometimes into early October, depending on weather conditions.

The limit for coho salmon is three per person. These silvers have to be fin-clipped in order to retain.

The 2024 Columbia River COHO return forcast is not out at the time of this post. will be updated when released.

In September, to add to your fishing adventure, I’m happy to drop crab pots for you. It’s hard to beat fresh coho salmon and fresh Dungeness crab.

Be sure to check out my Oregon crab fishing page here. Also, take a look through my full range of fishing and crabbing trips in the Astoria area.

You don’t have to be worried about cooking the crab if you don’t want to. Right at the marina, for a little extra charge, Big Game Fishing will cook all of your crabs for you.

Big Game Fishing also offers vacuum packing of your catch, and they can also prepare it for shipping if you like.

Call me at 503-314-5087. Let’s talk about your next Oregon coho fishing adventure in Astoria or another of my great trips all year long.


Marvin's guide service clients standing with eight coho salmon they caught Near Astoria, OR in July.

Anglers caught eight salmon on the Pacific Ocean west of Astoria while fishing with Marvin’s Guide Service on July 22, 2023.

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