August 2024 is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about fishing in Astoria, Oregon. The best dates for fishing in Astoria fill up fast, so if you want to book a charter fishing trip in Astoria, Oregon, you’ll want to do it soon.

What kind of fish can I catch in August in Astoria?

We will be fishing King Salmon from Astoria, Oregon, west to the famous Buoy 10—the mouth of the Columbia River.

It is very common to get limits on salmon in August, with the average salmon being 25 pounds or bigger.

In August, the Columbia River also gets a large run of Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon. These salmon run at the same time as the King Salmon, making for a river full of salmon. Sometimes you won’t know what you have at the end of your line!

How to fish salmon in Astoria.

We fish the lower Columbia River by trolling bait, usually fresh herring, behind the boat.

We point the boat with the current and let the bait out, where it spins to entice fish. We’ll be trolling with the current, so we have to move pretty quickly for the bait to move correctly.

When a fish takes the bait, the rod will double over, and the line will start to scream off the reel. That’s when you know you’ve got one on the line! Learn more by clicking here.

Fish processing in Astoria.

Right across from the boat ramp is big game fishing. Here, you can have your fresh salmon vacuum packed and ready for the freezer. Big Game will also help you with shipping needs for your catch.

Book a charter fishing trip in Astoria, Oregon

August is a popular time to fish in the Buoy 10 area for salmon. If you’re planning on fishing there, book your trip now before the days fill up. Call Capt. Marvin at 503-314-5087 or click here to book a salmon fishing  guide

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charter fishing Astoria, Oregon

This is a picture of my clients with their limits of salmon that they caught on an Astoria, Oregon, charter. They had a great time and caught their limit.






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