Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing is one of the best salmon fishing locations in the world. A Navigation buoy for the Columbia River, 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean.  It is the downstream boundary Columbia River Fishing.  15 miles up the Columbia River you will find Tongue point. Tongue Point is located on the eastern end of Astoria, Oregon, upstream boundary line for Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing. Most years Buoy 10 opens for Fall Salmon Fishing on August 1st and will continue into Labor Day. Just think of Buoy 10 as a large area on the Columbia River, near Astoria Oregon.

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Guide– Astoria Oregon / Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Guides

Astoria Oregon Salmon fishing guides will start there guided fishing charters in the Pacific Ocean. July before the Columbia River Buoy 10 fishery opens for salmon you are able to fish the Pacific Ocean.  You will find Coho and Chinook salmon staging just outside the mouth of the Columbia River.   These salmon are feeding heavily, getting ready to make their journey up the Columbia to spawn.

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Guide

When booking a guided Buoy 10 fishing trip it is important to keep in mind the time of the year. Fall Chinook Salmon tend to will show up in the Columbia River the beginning of August.  Tides help salmon transition into the Columbia River. As a Buoy 10 Guide I prefer catching and targeting fall Chinook salmon.  Chinook fight much better, they are larger and stay on the hook better than Coho salmon.

– Columbia River Salmon Fishing

Mid-August is when you can expect Coho Salmon to show up on hard incoming tides and when we have a normal run of Coho Salmon, you can expect to catch these salmon all the way into mid-September.  Many years when Guiding Buoy 10 I have had problems getting my Chinook Salmon because the Coho are so aggressive and they won’t give the Chinook a chance at your bait.

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing GuideAs a Buoy 10 Fishing Guide I can tell you that there is much more to fishing Buoy 10 than just putting your gear in the water and start fishing. Sure we have had years with  record salmon runs (2014 / 2015). Record Salmon years makes everyone looks like heros. Coming back to the dock with a boat limit day in and day out. Then you have 2016 or 2017, a year when you really need to know how salmon migrate through Buoy 10.  This fishery is very Complex, a lot of moving parts that can be very daunting if you do not know the Buoy 10 Game!

– World Class Salmon Fishing

With everything said, Buoy 10 salmon fishing is definitely the one best salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. Expect a lot of action and to catch fish when on a guided buoy 10 salmon fishing trip!  If you are coming to fish for the day or if you are coming to Astoria for a getaway it is a wonderful place.

After Buoy 10 I follow the Columbia River Salmon up stream, and my next stop is actually my favorite fishery and most of clients favorite fishery as well.  I actually book up faster for this fishery then I do for Buoy 10.  This is the mouth of the Klickitat River Fishing and it is up there with Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Charters!!!

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