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Name: 4steelhead Date: August 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished "Buoy 10" near Hammond between 10am and 3. The bite was super hot during and right after the slack tide. We boated 6 Chinook, 4 coho, released 2, and lossed about 7. We were also bitten a few times but they didn't stick. It was a zoo. Everywhere you looked, people were hooking up. I will definitely be back. Here is a pic of our take.

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Name: Johnross30 Date: August 28, 2013 Rating:
 
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Fished for four days and hooked so many kings we lost count. They switched to only hatchery below tongue point, so lots of releases. Only thing that made it tough was the barbless rule, as they kept shaking the hooks out. Always tough to watch a big URB ready to be netted give a good shake and then swim away. Best time was watching my son catch his first king, and it was bigger than mine, which he won't let me forget ;)

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Name: TJ4701 Date: August 18, 2013 Rating:
 
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Fished the afternoon of the 19th, all day on the 20th, and 2 morning hours on 8/21. Crazy fishing!!! Had 5 guys fishing in the boat, had our limits of kings every day except the last day. Also had 4 hatchery cohos that were around 7 pounds. Biggest king was 24, smallest was around 12. 5 of the 10 Kings were over 20 pounds.

Pretty standard fishing bait about 1-3 feet off of the bottom, trolled along at about 3.4 mph. Green flashers......

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Name: jesseh52 Date: August 11, 2012 Rating:
 
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I spent Saturday and Sunday on the mouth of the columbia outside of Ilwaco.

Day 1:
Saturday the fishing was slow and we only got 1 fish in the boat. Native chinook landed on a cut plug, cut for Coho. 23 inches and shaped like a goddamn football. 24 inches is minimum, so back in the water it went. Caught a few more Silvers, but they were all native, so cut them loose in the water. We were trolling between 1o and 65 feet deep depending on water depth with 2 downriggers and 1 diver. Most fish were hooked on the diver, but that could just be the dodger color. Our configuration was like this: Downrigger 1 had a green/pink flasher with a 6 foot leader on the end and a coyote 2 inch spoon(no hookups). Downrigger 2 had a red dodger with a 8 foot leader on the end and a cut plug cut for coho(multiple hookups, including the chinook). Diver rig had a red diver with a green and silver dodger and a 6 foot leader with a cut plug cut for coho(couple hookups, all native silvers). We fished for about 8 hours that day. It was foggy and windy with wind at a steady 20 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. chop started out ok, but towards mid day the swells were getting in the 4+ range. By noon the wind had blown the fog away and visibility went out to 2 nautical miles.

Day 2:
Switched the downrigger 1 set up to use cut plugs cut for kings, left the rest of the set up configured as the day before. Kept the same set up for the downrigger 2 and the diver. 25 minutes in diver hooks into a silver. Get it to the side of the boat and it's looking like a 2 foot+. Throws the hook while in the net and jumps out. No fault, the water was so choppy it was hard to get the net under the fish without bumping it. Rebait, 3 minutes later FISH ON! I hand the rod to another person since I was the one that kept hooking into fish. Get to the side of the boat and the fisherman lowered his rod tip just a bit too far trying to get the fish closer to the boat, throws the hook. Rebait. 10 minutes later FISH ON! I decide to take this one and reel it in slow and steady. Fish gets close to the boat, native chinook. Looks to be keeper size, so we net it and measure it. 24 inches. Keeper! That was the end of our hookups that day.

All in all I had an awesome time! Was fishing with my girlfriends dad and his old friend from when they were ironworkers. Great coupel of guys, taught me so much and I am grateful for the experience. I leanred a lot about fishing, downriggers, running the boat, rules and regs, and tricks of the trade from a 40 year fishing veteran that worked out of westport on a fishing charter before I was even born. I also caught my first ever non-charter Chinook, and the only sunburn I can remember ever getting.

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Name: yooper_fisher Date: June 07, 2012 Rating:
 
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My parents made the trek from Michigan to visit me for the first time in Washington and my dad really wanted to fish sturgeon. I booked a charter with pacific salmon charters out of Ilwaco for June 7.

We left the dock a little before 0530 aboard the 56' boat Pacific Dream, with rainy/windy conditions, with 5 of us on board. The first place we fished didn't yield any fish, but it was extremely comfortable with a heated cabin, sat TV, and 2 heads.

The next spot got us our 2 keepers. I managed to land one at 46" and another guy got one at 41.5", along with a few other bites.

We moved upriver a bit looking for the fish and found a few more undersized fish. The total was 5 fish boated (2 keepers), 3 or 4 lost, and a bunch missed before we headed for the dock at 1430.

Captain Ed and Deckhand William did a great job for us out there keeping us on the fish. They were great guys and I'm definitely going out with them again. The fishing wasn't fast and furious, but it was consistent and a TON of fun! Highly recommended!

Sorry for no pics, as they are all on my dad's camera. I'll post them to the forum as soon as he sends them to me.

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Name: the thumb Date: August 26, 2011 Rating:
 
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fished last tue thru fri the 26th. fished upriver of the bridge and out as far as 100 ft of water straight out from the north jetty. Results 1 small clipped coho and 1 wild coho upriver of the bridge(wa side), At bouy 10 1 wild coho and a 27 in chinook(tuli ,spelling?) , ocean 2 clipped silvers and numerous shakers(both species). Wind blew almost the whole time to some extent. Very few people fishing at bouy 10 itself. Tides were mild and alot of bait around 10. Crabbing was ok, about half the keepers are a little soft still. The main reason for this report is I have fresh salmon eggs I don't need.. I also have several years of eggs cured and vacuum sealed I don't use. Can anyone use these? I live in nine mile. You'll need to come get them if anyone wants them. Phone # is 503-349-9849 (cell, oregon transplant).

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Name: flogguy Date: August 30, 2009 Rating:
 
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We had our limit in about 4 hours fishing about 6 miles north of the bridge in Astoria not sure if that is buoy 10 or not! We managed 5 kings and and 5 silvers plus many wild silvers were released! We were using greeen flashers with white and pink spinners. great day on the river Kings are on there way!

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Name: Gringo Pescador Date: June 30, 2007 Rating:
 
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Some of the family went to Ilwaco for Sturgeon on the Columbia around the Astoria Bridge - Unfortunately I couldn't make it but here is the report from my cousin, sounds like I missed a good day on the water!

"We missed you two on Saturday! Had a great time sturgeon fishing! Dan caught the monster ...never landed it because the captain cut the line....way too big. Then he landed a 58 1/2 incher ...plus another keeper and about 4 others. Gabe caught 4 fish...one keeper, Rosie caught 3 with one keeper, Wendy caught 5 .....one keeper just shy of 50 inches and one at 63 inches. I caught two little ones.."

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