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Old 08-12-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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Well I am just finishing up my first week in Astoria. One day off tomorrow, and then back at it through September 6th. This year should be one for the record books, and judging by the early number of coho in the river, it will be another outstanding season in Astoria. If you are interested in a fishing date, I will list the last of my open seats at the end of this post. I did just find out that a group that is fishing 2 days with me next week is down to just 2 people each day, they had a late cancelation on their end and are working hard to fill those seats.

The season started off with some decent fishing. Some days my guests are better at landing their bites than others. Some days the hook to land ration is awesome, like 100%, other days we are 1 for 11. UGGGG. Thankfully everyone is happy at the end of the day, regardless of the final kill tally

Opening day for me looked like this:



We landed and kept a 8# coho, and lost several Chinook and coho at the boat

Day two went a little better when we landed this double, and had the triple drop the bait after a few head shakes.





The next day I headed out with the guys from Fix Auto that were in town for the MLS All Star game. We had our chances, including this wild steelhead that bit a herring at 50' on the line counter





One day I fished a half day with a group from Travel Oregon with David Johnson, and this one bit in the first 50' of the troll!



Had the pleasure of fishing on my birthday, do you think my kid knows how it goes on my boat??



These guys came thru! Tested some rods for Scout69, and guess what they worked! Birthday luck I guess




Yesterday I was on a pretty good streak, finding the coho and Chinook. Gabby nailed this 25# chromer on a herring:




Here's my starting lineup of gear. Minus the herring and secret spinners of course. Big thanks to ShortBus Flashers for putting out an awesome product!!



We have caught big Chinook at 22' on the line counter, and coho and steelhead at 50'+. The bite has been almost 50/50 with spinners and bait (fresh herring), so I always roll with some of each out there. I have fished everywhere from above the bridge to Buoy 10 this year (I don't normally see the buoy in a season). We have had several doubles, a triple on for a head shake (all nooks), and some super nice fish hit our deck. I hope it all continues.

My open dates are

8/20 (2 people)--this and 8/21 were booked months ago by the same person who had 1/2 their group cancel recently.
8/21 (2 people)--see above
8/28 (1 seat)
8/29 (1 seat)
8/30 (2 seats)
8/31 (2 seats)
9/4 (4 -6 seats)
9/5 (4-6 seats)

Prices are $200 pp. Come out and enjoy some of the best salmon fishing on the planet, and on one of the best runs of Chinook and Coho in a LONG LONG time.

Chris

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Old 08-15-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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Fishing is starting to pick up again a little. I am hooking a lot of fish each day, but we are having a tougher time keeping them on than I would like . Guess the fish have to win once and awhile too Fresh herringt and size 7 spinners are doing the most damage, fished shallow (<30' on LC). Will post pics when they are sent to me, my phone lens is getting pretty ratty....

Also the 20th and 21st are full. I still have room for 1 person on the 19th (3 seats are booked already) and for the later days listed.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:34 PM   #3
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Well I finally have a little time to update some pictures. I am sorry it took so long to get back to this thread. I will continue to post and add to this thread as I wade through the piles and piles of pictures from this fantastic 2014 season. We caught tons of fish, some crabs and had a great time doing it all. I already have booked a couple of days for 2015!

I don't have much else to say, except enjoy the pics and if you are looking for a trip this fall, please give me a call. I am booking fall Chinook trips from my drift boat, as well as local coho trips from the drifter. Should be a great continuation from what we have seen so far

Enjoy !

















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Old 09-29-2014, 02:41 PM   #4
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I was able to take my wife and daughter out one day after limiting the boat. We fished for around an hour and a half and hooked 13 or 14 fish, including this double



If you look to the first post and see her bday card to me, that is exactly what it was like. She hooked a fish and while we were busy helping her, we saw another fish off the back of the boat going nuts at the same time. She says "Ohh, how cute, the fish brought a friend and they are dancing together (she is 9)" About then my wife looks over to line screaming off of her reel and we figured out it was a double after all.

Here's the shot after our hour and a half of fishing

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