Columbia River Fishing Guide
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Columbia River
Astoria, Oregon
7 Days a Week
24 Hours a Day
503.741.0075
curtis@firstpassoutfitters.com

Chinook Salmon

The famous Buoy 10 salmon fishery out of Astoria Oregon provides excellent opportunity for anglers to target the notorious Chinook (king) salmon.

Coho Salmon

Mid August is typically when we start to see fair numbers of coho (silver) salmon enter the river system. These fish will ride the large flood tides...

Sturgeon

Sturgeon fishing is one of my personal favorites. Its an opportunity at catching a prehistoric fish. During the month of May, the white sturgeon...

Crabbing

Our crabbing trips can be a fun outing for everyone in the family including the young ones. River crabbing usually starts to get good in September and...
Things to bring:
  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat
  • Rain Gear
  • Waterproof Shoes
  • Chapstick
  • Camera
  • Ice Chest for Transporting Catch (not necessary to bring on boat)
  • Valid Oregon or Washington Fishing License and Harvest Card
  • Seasickness Medicine 
  • Lunch and Beverage  
What I provide:
  • 8 Hours of Guided Fishing
  • All Fish Cleaning
  • Top of the Line Fishing Gear and Tackle
  • Lamiglas Rods and Shimano Reels
  • Highest Quality and Freshest Bait
  • Most Importantly a Safe and Fun Operation
Qualifications
  • Oregon Guides License
  • United States Coast Guard License (Near Coastal OUPV and Inland Master and Mate)
  • Able Body Seaman
  • Unlimited Radar
  • Trained in Basic Safety and Survival Craft
  • Trained in Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting 
  • Certified in First aid and CPR

Meet your guide:

Curtis Bunney was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon.  His passion for fishing started back before he was old enough to get his drivers license. As a young child, growing up less than a quarter mile from the Columbia River, it was common practice for Curtis to walk to his boat at the dock so he could go fishing. His childhood passion has manifested into a full blown obsession. He gets just as excited now as he did the first day he hauled a fish into his boat.

Currently, Curtis works on the tug boats for Tidewater Barge.  They travel on the Columbia and Snake River systems transporting goods and commodities. He sails in the capacity as a pilot. He has been in the maritime industry his whole adult life. Curtis is considered a long term employee. Outside of work, he takes great pleasure in volunteering his time with the North Coast Ducks Unlimited chapter, focusing his efforts on working directly with today’s youth and trying to help establishing quality skills for the future waterfowlers.  

Safety is very important to Curtis and he has taken great pride in safely navigating the lower Columbia for many years now!  He provides you with the best quality fishing experience to create long lasting memories.

Cancelation and Deposit:

I require a 30 day cancelation. Anything inside that 30 day window is subject to full charge. To provide you the best experience possible, I reserve the right to reschedule trips based on inadequate numbers anticipated of catch.

50% deposit required to book trip.