The coast of Oregon, in the great Pacific Northwest, is one of the most beautiful, pristine shorelines in the world. And coastal Oregon is home to some of the best fishing for salmon, tuna, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, greenling, shark, and more. More and more charter fishing outfits are offering combo trips allowing anglers to try their hands at catching some of Oregon’s famous crab, along with the traditional fishing catches. From Astoria to Seaside, Tillamook to Newport, south to Gold Beach and Brookings-Harbor, the Oregon coast is home to beautiful beaches, stunning vistas, a rich marine ecosystem, and fantastic charter fishing.
Northern Oregon Coast
Astoria and the beautiful Columbia River along the Northern coast of Oregon boast some of the finest sturgeon fishing in the world, as well as massive runs of coho and Chinook salmon in the spring and fall. Tuna, halibut, rockfish and lingcod are also common catches along the northern shores of Oregon. Seaside, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, and the world famous Tillamook Bay, known for its massive numbers of big King Salmon, are also great locations for some seriously great fishing. Charter captains and guides are available throughout the area operating both seasonal and year round fishing charters. The northern coast of Oregon is well known for its scenic areas and beautiful beaches, but it is also a prized destination for some unbelievably good fishing.
Central Oregon Coast
The rugged cliffs and soft sand beaches of Oregon’s central coast present the perfect backdrop to an awesome charter fishing adventure. Anglers will thrill to the prospect of battling giant tuna, or pulling a 50+ pound halibut up from the deep. Salmon are found in abundance in this region as well. Chinook, Coho, and King Salmon inhabit Central Oregon’s Coast in massive numbers during the spring and fall months. Rockfish and lingcod are also common catches. Towns like Depoe Bay, Newport, Florence and Yachats boast the picturesque, friendly charm of the Pacific Northwest. Local charter captains, familiar with the area, use their knowledge to bring you to where the fish are biting.
Southern Oregon Coast
From North Bend and Coos Bay to Gold Beach and Brookings, the southern coast of Oregon abounds with great fishing opportunities. The many rivers that open into the ocean in this area attract massive runs of Chinook, Coho, and Silver salmon in the spring and summer months. Lingcod, black snapper, albacore and halibut are popular catches offshore along the reef and rock systems.
Whatever Oregon location you choose to fish, you won’t be disappointed. Lighthouses, crags and cliffs, and soft sand beaches give Oregon some of the most beautiful coastlines in the Pacific Northwest, while the rich marine ecosystem attracts some of the most popular sport fishing species to Oregon’s waters. Salmon, halibut, tuna, sturgeon, rockfish, lingcod, and snapper are available in abundance. These fish are all known to give anglers excellent action on the water. But even better, these fish species provide some of the most excellent eating in the world. Many Oregon charter outfits will vacuum seal and ship your catch home, so don’t be afraid to catch your limit!