BUOY 10 ORGANIZATION
The Buoy 10 Organization List Fishing Guides, Charters &
Local Area Businesses Operating At The Buoy 10 Fishery
Call a Buoy 10 fishing organization fishing guide or a
fishing charter service at Buoy 10 for a quality Salmon fishing
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
Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Charters And Fishing
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
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
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.