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lookin for northern Oregon coastal fishing advice

I have mentioned before I'm going sturgeon fishing in Oregon the end of May out of Oregon City. We thought since we are so close to the coast we might try to go out on one of those 8 hour bottom fishing trips also. I've been to the west coast before but I've never been out on the water and my son has never seen it at all.

Anyone know of any guides or boats for a good price up there? I have called a couple this week but have not received a reply. Not sure how bad the Tsunami affected things in Oregon so I'm looking for some help or advice.

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Lucky kid!

Hey man, what a great idea to do with the family.  It has been awhile for me but Tradewinds out of Depot bay does a wonderful job and is a cute little town.  My daughter went out when she was eightish and to my suprise loved it, her best friend was freaked out at first but loved it once in the open ocean.  It is a very rough ride out of most bays but after the breakers it can be kayakable during good weather.  You have to call most guides early a.m. to check if coast guard opens bay daily so its good to know the local trout lakes as a back up they are pretty good fishing too.  Doing one of there 4 or 8 hr trips always brings a good harvest and I believe it includes tag fees but not sure anymore.  Seems like you gotta buy tags for everything! For a good cause I spose, but I sure miss the free crab dinners mother earth provided me on those long oregon surfing trips back in the day.  Now we're catchin the free crawdads instead and its just not the same, lol!

 

Hope you guys have a good time!

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Thanks for the reply. I found

Thanks for the reply. I found their website with the information you provided and will be giving them a call tomorrow.

Hope it works out, sounds like a good time.

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Family reunion near Tillamook

Just wanted to add a little fishing news I found last weekend.  We had a great time but seas were to rough to bank for Rock fish but people were catchin them.  Out on those jettys can be a little wild this time of year, but it sure didnt slow people down.  Steelhead on the rivers just closed the day before we got there.  The little lakes on 101 were stock with legal trout.  So if there is good weather I would say youve got the right idea.  Those deep sea guys can get you right in to the big ones.  There are other ports further north to investigate as well I just know Depoe Bay from expirience.  I am thinkin about taking my gal and the munchkin on one soon.  Good luck and drop I line on your success.  

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I called several but actually

I called several but actually ended up booking a boat out of Garibaldi. Hopefully everything works out ok and I will be sure to post up pics if we actually catch something.

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Sounds like a plan

Alot of people are saying the sturgeon numbers are low but I am in O.C. on almost a daily basis and I am saw alot of nets flyin when they opened sturgeon this year.  I think its clackamet park but the one on the south side of the clackamas river downtown O.C. is a great spot for just about everything.  I heard the new sturgeon dock across from downtown has great access just below the falls.  I caught my first stealhead last season on the clack right there.  Your coming to my back yard so let me know if you have any basic Q's.  I am working on the chinnook run and do not have the time to do alot of sturgeon but will drop a line if I hear news.  glad I could help out have fun on your trip. 

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