Oregon Coast Charter Fishing Lower Columbia River Salmon, Sturgeon, Chinook, Coho.

Oregon Coast Charter Fishing

sidewinder oregon 1Sidewinder Charters has been providing quality Oregon Coast charter fishing on the lower Columbia River for 25 years. If you are looking for a fish filled day on the water in the Pacific Northwest, then look no further. Specializing in fishing the pristine waters of the lower Columbia River, Willapa Bay, and Tillamook Bay, Sidewinder Charters provides the opportunity to catch ocean bright Chinook Salmon and White Sturgeon from March through October in legendary settings. The fish gather in huge schools to feed regularly in these tidal estuaries providing the opportunity to target large feeding fish close to the boat in shallow water with light sport tackle.

Lower Columbia River Salmon Fishing

August marks a return to concentrating on salmon fishing in the lower Columbia with Chinook (King) and Coho (Silver) salmon being the targeted species. Fishing predominantly out of the Port of Chinook, Sidewinder Charters will fish where the fish are, whether that is running out to Marine Area 1 in the Pacific Ocean or staying inside the Columbia River for the storied Buoy 10 fishery. With a typical Columbia River Fall Chinook salmon weighing 25 pounds with a shot at a mint bright 40+ pound fish you can begin to understand why so many people plan their summer vacations around this fishery. Feisty Coho salmon averaging 8-10 pounds add variety.

Lower Columbia River Fall Salmon

what: Chinook (aka King, Tyee) and Coho (aka Silver, Hook-nose) Salmon
why: Chinook average 20-25 pounds with fish up to 50 pounds possible
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where: Marine Area 1 and Buoy 10 areas from the Port of Chinook

Tillamook Bay Fall Salmon

what: Chinook (aka King, Tyee) and Coho (aka Silver, Hook-nose) Salmon
why: average Chinook is 25-30 pounds with fish up to >50 pounds possible
when: mid-September through October
where: Tillamook Bay and in the ocean outside of the 'Jaws' in the Tillamook
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Lower Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing
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In mid-May we move downstream to the Astoria-Megler Bridge area at the mouth of the Columbia. There we concentrate on fishing for the abundant sturgeon. Sturgeon are also an anadromous fish native to the Columbia system, but have a much longer lifespan than salmon and can grow to enormous sizes. If you have not experienced a hot sturgeon bite, then black-out some dates in mid-May through June and join us for this fantastic fishery - we may hook 25 fish and the largest could well be longer than you are tall! With launches at Chinook and Deep River we have maximum flexibility to get to the hot spots with a minimum amount of running time.

Lower Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing

what: White Sturgeon
why: Keeper Sturgeon average 42-60" with Oversize fish up to 12 feet possible
when: mid-May through July
where: Astoria-Megler Bridge area from the Deep River launch and the Port of Chinook


Tillamook Bay Fishing Charter

with Sidewinder Charters

Toby Muck has over 25 years experience fishing Tillamook Bay and other Oregon Coastal waters for Chinook Salmon. Toby is licensed for freshwater and saltwater. He is also Coast Guard licensed as well as first aid and CPR certified.

Toby is one of the premier anglers wherever he fishes. A lot of times he lands more fish than outher guides get bites on most days all season long !

24' Custom North River Aluminum Fishing Boat

sidewinder oregon 4 Sidewinder Charter clients fish from a state of the art, covered, heated, custom built aluminum 24 foot North River Deep V Jet Boat with a 385 h.p. 496 cubic inch big block chevy engine and a Yamaha 8 hp kicker motor with a TR1 Autopilot for trolling. This combination of hull and outdrive allows Toby the greatest amount of flexibility for getting to the fish, whether it is crossing the bar at Tillamook or Ilwaco to catch the Chinook bite in the ocean or running flat out across the mudflats to get to the hot bucket on the tide change for sturgeon. The boat is equipped with all of the electronics needed for a safe and effective day on the water, including a Raymarine E120 and E80 Series 48 nautical mile radar, color video plotter and 3 color digital fish finders. GPS may help keep you in the channel, but it does not help pick your way though other boats in pea soup fog. Multiple high-end fish finder units are employed to insure that Captain Toby can always tell what is happening below the water, even while preparing bait while trolling on autopilot. A spacious cabin area provides shelter from inclement weather, should a front be blowing through off of the ocean while you are fishing. This combination of equipment insures you the most comfortable fishing adventure on the water today.

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Fall Chinook Salmon

2 - 5 people $185.00 per person per day.

Deposit Required $185 Day

Book Early for Best Dates !

Custom private charters available.

All tackle provided, includes Ordella fishing rods and Penn International Reels. Oregon fishing licenses available at the marina.

Items You Bring

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sun Galsses
  • Layered Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Lunch Beverage

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Toby catches more fish than 99% of all other boats. CALL TODAY to book your date!