Fishing information - Washington fishing reports and Oregon fishing reports!

Buoy 10 fishing guide, Buoy 10 salmon fishing guide!

Great fishing at the mouth of the Columbia River near Buoy 10, enjoy some of the best fishing the NW has to offer!

Fishing information - Washington fishing reports and Oregon fishing reports!

Reports for Columbia River salmon fishing, Cowlitz River fishing, Lewis River fishing, Buoy 10 fishing guides, Columbia river fishing guides, Tillamook Bay fishing, Willamette river spring Chinook fishing, Ilwaco fishing charter, Klickitat River steelhead fishing and many of the other areas we fish! 

Astoria salmon fishing charter, Buoy 10 fishing guide, Ilwaco salmon charter, fishing at the mouth of the Columbia River

This is an archived fishing report.  For a current fishing report click here!


August 30 2004

Well we wrapped up our Buoy 10 fishing season with a bang and we are currently booking trips for Chinook salmon fishing on the Columbia River between Portland and Longview!  We are currently seeing 27000 Chinook salmon going over Bonneville Dam!  It's time to get those big ones!

Here are some of the pictures from our last couple of days at Buoy 10!

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What a beast!  This King salmon really gave us a heck of a fight!

columbia river fishing guide, columbia river salmon fishing at its best!

One days haul!  From the top, a 32 lb. Chinook, four 10-14 lb. Silver Salmon, a 22 lb. Chinook, and a 24 lb. Chinook!

washington fishing guide, upriver bright chinook salmon fishing

Manny with his first Chinook Salmon!  Thanks guys for the great fishing trip!

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Our last day of salmon fishing on August 29.  Not bad for a slow day.

August 25 2004

Another nice haul of salmon!!
Columbia River salmon fishing continues to be fabulous at Buoy 10!
This was an 11 fish day with 7 wild silvers released, one Chinook and 3 silvers kept and one Chinook lost at the boat and allot of other fish that didn't stick!!

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columbia river silver salmon fishing!

August 22 2004 Fishing

Here are some of the Columbia River salmon that we have caught over the last few days!!

oregon fishing report nice chinook salmon!


buoy 10 salmon fishing guide

buoy 10 salmon fishing report

August 18 2004

The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia river is in full swing now!  Lot's of Chinook and some silvers are starting to show in the catch as well!  Crabbing remains good with 20 to 50 keeper crabs to take home on most trips!!

columbia river buoy 10 salmon fishing

John and Greg with a nice limit of 12 - 20 lb. Chinook and Silver salmon taken Aug. 16! 

astoria crabbing columbia river crabbing report

Crabs R Us!! Crab fishing is a lot of fun! About 10 keeper crabs in this pot!!

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Jeram with a perfect BBQ size Chinook Salmon!!

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Nick with an awesome Columbia River King salmon!!  Thanks guys for the great day of fishing on the water!!



Archived Fishing Reports

August 2005  July 2005  June 2005

May 2005 #1   May 2005 #2   April 2005

March 2005    Oct. 2004   Aug. 2004

EST.Total Fisherman Philosophy2000

We believe that:

  • Spending your life doing something you love is the secret to happiness.
  • Attention to detail and being absolutely driven, catches fish and creates success.
  • A focused effort catches more fish and bigger fish. Just going through the motions is for other people.
  • Spending extra time and effort toward making your day successful is important and makes a difference.
  • We believe that cutting corners on expenses and effort isn't something you do, even if nobody else will know.
  • We believe we should expect the most from every day on the water and hold ourselves to a higher standard.
  • We should give back as much and as often as we possibly can.
  • It's our job to act as stewards of the resource and as consummate professionals who know that our actions speak louder then words.

Giving 100% every day is the norm, because Buoy 10 or Estuary sturgeon or whatever season we happen to be in only comes around once a year, and in a few weeks it will be over. Let's be realistic ... every one of us has to have a last day on the water. We never know when that day will come, so we are absolutely going to make every day our best day.

We don't have gimmicks like "Fish Catch Guarantees". We won't tell you that we're catching 50 pound salmon every week, or tell you the fishing is red hot when it's not, or any of the other assorted things that guides tell prospective clients to get them on their boats. We're honest and we have integrity.

We provide high quality fishing trips at the median price for guides in the NW. We could charge more or we could charge less, but we don't want you to come fishing with us because your decision is based on price. We want you to come fishing with us because you think we run a first class operation, that we are going to treat you well, and because we catch fish.

We're not the Dollar Store of fishing guides and we certainly aren't the Four Seasons. Our pricing is middle of the road. We believe in charging enough so that we can use high quality equipment, maintain this equipment, and not have to cut corners. We also believe that charging the average price will hopefully allow you to come back more often.

We really take fishing seriously, it's our passion and we certainly want to catch fish just as much as you do; that's why we go during the best times to the best locations and spend extra time, effort, and money to make your trip the best that it can be. We want you to have a successful trip so you come back fishing with us, we also want to be successful so we maintain our reputation as top notch guides.

We take a lot of pride in our fish catching ability and we do everything in our power to put fish in the box, while at the same time having fun, and keeping you safe.

Our approach to life and to fishing isn't standard, and it would certainly be "easier" for us if we weren't worried about these things, but the easy route and the safe bet aren't what we're after. We care about you and we care about your experience on our boats.

We believe our customers, peers and fellow fishermen know that we hold this philosophy close to our hearts and that they know we are out there every day living it. We believe it's important to not let them down.

Kevin, Lacey, Chris & the whole Total Fisherman crew!

Kevin Newell & Lacey DeWeert - Team Total Fisherman