The famous Buoy 10 salmon fishery out of Astoria Oregon provides excellent opportunity for anglers to target the notorious Chinook (King) Salmon. Once you have hooked into one of these beauty’s and felt the pulling power of a mighty King taking line off your reel, you will be hooked forever.
Fall salmon season opens August 1 and can run into late September. The first portion of the season we will be mainly focusing on catching these large kings. Each incoming tide brings new batches of fish heading to the spawning grounds of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The Chinook fishery is usually decent in early August and ramps up everyday. By the middle of the month the King fishing is in full swing, producing lots of opportunities for limits of these prominent fish. Chinook Salmon can range from 8-40 pounds with an occasional scale tipper of 50 pounds.
When going after these majestic treasures, we will be using anchovies, herring, and custom made spinners. These fish are biters, so we base our approach depending on the weather and tide conditions. A lot of times its a trial and error method to hone in on what the fish want that particular day.