BUOY 10 ORGANIZATION

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Call a Buoy 10 fishing organization fishing guide or a fishing charter service at Buoy 10 for a quality Salmon fishing trip.

Buoy 10, is one of Washington and Oregon's most anticipated and exciting sport fisheries which is set to open August 1st, with the action really heating up about a week later. This years run is "fifth best in the past 60 years" with close to 800,000 Fall Chinook entering the Columbia River. The combination of Fall Chinook and Coho means there will be over a million salmon entering the Columbia River for this sports fishery. Also, don't let anyone tell you differently, size does matter when it comes to these Hogs, there will be lots of Kings in the 30lb, 40lb and even 50lb class.

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Guides

We start the season in Astoria, Oregon targeting Kings as they first return to the mouth of the Columbia River and occasionally picking up Coho. The action you will experience is fast paced and action packed as these are aggressive fish putting up the fight of a lifetime in the open waters of Buoy 10.
Just because the long days of summer fade into fall in the early days of September does not mean the fishing will also fade. We will be transitioning to the Cowlitz and Lewis Rivers (tributaries of the Columbia River) and these smaller rivers will be stacked with the Kings and Coho through the month of November. This is a great opportunity for a hands on fishery with big fish, in small rivers, on light gear resulting in great and memorable battles.

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Charters And Fishing Guides

Thanks to Erik Brigham or "Erik's World Class Fishing Adventures" for the photos and info below.

Buoy 10 Monster King Salmon

Wow! What a year it has been so far! It is hard to believe that the 4th of July has come and gone and we are into full swing with Summer Steelhead fishing and a massive run of fall Kings are just a few weeks away. Side-drifting is a very effective and easy way to catch steelhead. We are using small baits of Salmon eggs and prawns with light lead to produce these awesome acrobats of the Northwest. The fish are on the larger side again this year, averaging on the 8 to 10 pound range. There has been a lot of big fish around as well, I would say 30% of the fish have been in the 15 to 17 pound range!! Side-drifting is very active and fun fishing covering lots of river. If you have done it before or not, no big deal, we will take the time to get you trained up and by mid-morning you will be a pro! Also, we have a large push of B-run Steelhead moving up the Columbia right now and we will be targeting these fish as well. This is an anchored fishery where it is more laid back but a very effective technique for catching these fish. What better way to enjoy a great summer day with family, friends, or business associates!!

For the Fall Kings, we will be pulling out the salmon mooching rods and our special brine cut plug herring heading to the lower Columbia river to the infamous 'Buoy 10' fishery! A huge predicted run of KINGS will start entering the Columbia river any day. The Columbia opened August 1st to retain Salmon. We have high expectations of going Catching this fall!! We will be fishing the Buoy 10 fishery starting in early August thru the end of the month.The last two weeks of August we will be offering morning and afternoon trips to fit your schedule so if you can't make it in the morning come on down after work and get a quick limit!! With such a massive run of fish and higher, cooler water conditions, I will expect to move upstream to the Longview/Woodland area of the Columbia to continue targeting these hawgs most likely earlier than usual.

Lewis River Kings

Cowlitz River Coho Salmon

Your average Fall King is 20 to 25 pounds! It's common to get a 30+. And if you are looking for a fish of a lifetime, our Fall fishery is the time to target a 40 to 50 pounder!! We caught 5 two years ago over 50!! The photo below of a 50+ pound Lewis river King caught on 15 pound test!! Mid-September, we will move into the Cowlitz and Lewis Rivers to continue our massive harvest of these chrome bright Kings and Coho salmon. We will be back-bouncing and side-drifting Salmon eggs primarily to target these fish. This will be a go-to fishery for sheer numbers of fish and perfect place to target those 40+ pound hawgs!! We will be fishing for Fall Kings and Coho till Late November.

Upper Columbia River
King Salmon

Be sure to contact us as soon as possible to reserve a prime date with us in one of our boats. Feel free to contact us to go over any details or ask any questions that you may have. We look forward to fishing and talking with you soon!! Be sure to follow us on the Facebook and Twitter links below for up to the minute reports.

50+ King Salmon

Lewis River Kings

Kings Salmon

 Coho Salmon Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Charters

If you have ever or never fished for Salmon and liked it you'll love fishing for Saqlmon at Buoy 10. DO NOT miss out on this historic sport fishing event. This is one of everyone's favorite times of year to fish and this year will be no different. The best dates to order a fishing guide trip at Buoy 10 fill up fast so book early and get some fishing during prime time.

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