Bottom Fishing (February-October)
Bottom fishing trips almost always provide an excellent catch of various types of fish and are a memorable and fun experience for all ages. One of our most popular trips by far.
These trips are aboard 30 to 55 foot
on USCG inspected charter boats that can accommodate from 6 to 20 persons. Deckhands are available onboard to help anglers hook and land their catch and to provide helpful tips and assistance to insure a fun trip.
On most trips you'll be in sight of the beautiful Oregon coastline, fishing near shore in 60' to 200' of water. Your trip will take you over kelp pads, reefs and pinnacles which hold a rich habitat for the wide varieties of bottom fish that you will catch. Offshore deep water trips typically provide the best catch of the larger size bottomfish and lingcod.
Frequently caught fish include blues, rock fish, sea bass, cabazon, quill back, tiger rock, yellow tail, rose thorn, turkey rock, vermillion, and china rock. Lingcod (photo below) are also hooked. To view a list of fish included in the six-fish marine bag limit visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp
Light tackle trips are also available at limited locations. Light tackle trips are preformed on near shore reefs (50-70 feet of water) and are recommended for families with kids ages 5 to 12 years. The tackle used is light and easy to handle and provides excellent action. The shallower water and light gear makes it very easy for young anglers to reel in their catch. More information in print friendly pdf
Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. Boats fill fast during the spring and summer months. Groups can charter boats exclusively for their party of 6 to 20 persons. Call for best prices.
All bait and equipment is provided. You will need to bring something to eat and drink. Daily fishing licenses are available at the charter office.
Astoria Fishing Guide