Tillamook Bay is home to some of the region’s top fishing guides. Salmon fishing in the Bay isn’t easy, that’s why the region’s fishing guides have had to hone their skills to become effective fishing guides in pursuit of Tillamook’s premier runs of salmon and steelhead.
Tillamook Bay is the home of some of the largest fall Chinook salmon that return on the Oregon Coast. With five rivers coming into Tillamook Bay (Wilson River, Trask River, Kilchis River, Miami River and the Tillamook River), you can understand why the salmon returns are so robust. The fall Chinook salmon return on Tillamook Bay also runs for an extended time period. Fall salmon return to Tillamook Bay from late August through mid-December, with Chinook salmon occasionally eclipsing 35 pounds in weight.
There are a lot of fishing guides that operate in Tillamook Bay, it’s difficult for a newcomer to the sport of fishing to choose the one that best fits your family or friend’s needs. Of course you want someone that is knowledgeable on how to catch salmon in the Bay, but who is also fun to spend the day with. Collectively, our fishing guides have well over 30 years of professional fishing guide experience fishing Tillamook Bay and its rivers, fully understanding how important it is for you and your family or friends to experience a great time fishing the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our fishing guides have families too, so they know the meaning of what it’s like to have a companion reel in their first salmon, it’s why we love our jobs so much.
Tillamook Bay Fishing is more than just reeling in fish however. The history, beauty and intrigue is also what draws fishermen and women to the area. It is Oregon’s 2nd largest estuary and also harbors abundant wildlife and sea birds too. Whales, porpoise, seals and sea lions also frequent these waters, making for more than just a fishing trip. The Bay also has abundant numbers of Dungeness crab and if conditions are right, anglers can find themselves going home with a bounty of fish and fresh Dungeness crab, a sure hit with all your family and friends.
Our Tillamook Bay fishing guides have spent countless hours on the water in pursuit of salmon, steelhead, halibut, crab, bottomfish and even tuna. We know when it’s safe and fun to operate, where and what to do to maximize your experience, and how best to prepare your catch for consumption. Your fun and exciting experience is our priority, just read through some of our customer reviews!