St Laurent Guide Service
Buoy 10 King Fishing
Off The Columbia
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Tillamook Bay Fishing Guide
St. Laurent Guide Service
Hello, my name is Daniel St. Laurent and I am a Tillamook Bay Fishing Guide. I look forward to fishing with you for Salmon, Steelhead ir Sturgeon. I’ve been fishing in the most popular rivers in the Northwest all my life and many of my friends, family and people I met on the rivers talked me into being a full-time fishing guide. I’ve officially been a Washington and Oregon Salmon and Steelhead fishing guide for 15 years now. In addition to Tillamook Bay Fishing we also fish the following waters:
Oregon Salmon & Steelhead
- Columbia River – Spring Chinook
- Willamette River – Spring Chinook
- Nestucca River – Spring Chinook
- Columbia Buoy 10 – Fall Chinook / Coho
- Nehalem Bay – Fall Chinook / Coho
- Tillamook Bay – Fall Chinook / Coho
Oregon Ocean Fishing
- Ling Cod
- Rock Fish
- Coho Salmon
- Chinook Salmon
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January – March 2023
We are looking forward to another fun and exciting winter steelhead season here on the rivers in Tillamook county. We will be fishing these hard fighting ocean fresh winter steelhead Jan thru Mar. Last year Tillamook fishing guides saw a huge number of jack winter steelhead which are 1 year old fish and what that normally means the following year will be above average fishing. We fish the winter steelhead on all the Tillamook county rivers including the Nehalem River, Kilches River, Wilson River, Trask River and Nestucca River
The Wilson and the Nestucca have fantastic hatchery programs on them. But we also have great native runs on those rivers as well as the other Tillamook area rivers. We fish all hands on bobber fishing and side drifting and we cover a lot of river every day with those techniques. A normal day is 10 to 15 miles of river. As always all the boats have heated seats! Come on out and enjoy a fun filled day on the river this winter
Mar 26th – Early April 2023
We will start our COLUMBIA RIVER SPRING SALMON season on March 26th for 2023. We will get through April 7th. Very likely we will get more time after the 7th after the states meet and figure out how many fish we have left on are quota. The last few weeks of the season are always best. We as Columbia river spring salmon guides look forward to another fun year chasing these prized pacific northwest salmon.
These Columbia spring salmon are some of the best eating salmon in all of the pacific northwest due to their high oil content. These fish spend up to 6 months in fresh water before they spawn and we catch them in the first few days to a few weeks of them being in freshwater and that is what makes them such fantastic eating fish. Many of these fish are bound for Idaho and that makes them some of the highest oil content around.
These fish average from 8 to 15 pounds but see fish into the 20 pound class every year. We fish for Columbia river spring salmon run in the St. Helen’s area and above. The 2023 forecast is one of the best we have seen in at least 15 years. 315,000 Columbia river spring salmon are forecasted. We saw some amazing fishing last year and this year even looks better. We will be fishing out of Westport off hwy 30.
Willamette River Spring Salmon
April – Early May 2023
We will start our WILLAMETTE RIVER SPRING SALMON SEASON after the Columbia season ends which is normally some time around the second or third week of April. We normally fish through the first week of May before we move back to Tillamook to start the spring season there.
The Willamette river spring salmon forecast is over 70 thousand for the 2023 run which is more than last year’s return of only a little over 50,000 fish. We will be fishing the Multnomah Channel out of Scappoose Bay which is off hwy 30 near the town of St. Helen’s. We saw some very good fishing last year in this area.
The Willamette river fishing guides are really looking forward to another fun year on the Willamette. Fishing in this area is very laid back, trolling, no sea lions around, and very very calm waters. We also catch many Columbia river fish in this area due to it being so close to the Columbia river.
If you’re looking for a full time Portland area fishing guide look no further, we spend almost every day on the water and we found fish almost every day for the 2022 season and with higher numbers for 2023 we are looking forward to a very successful season SPRING SALMON FISHING SEASON!!!
Tillamook Bay Spring Salmon and Ocean Bottom Fishing
May 7th – June 19, 2023
We will start our TILLAMOOK BAY SPRING SALMON seasons the second week of May thru the end of June. ODFW doesn’t do a run prediction for Tillamook bay spring salmon but with last year’s amazing run of fish and all runs forecasted to be larger this year I think we are in for an amazing run in Tillamook like the other fisheries. Tillamook bay fishing guides look forward to this fun time of year chasing the biggest spring salmon of the year!
Summer Chinook Ocean Salmon
July 25th – Mid August 2023
We will be fishing summer kings and ocean salmon starting July 25th thru mid Aug. We will be fishing in Nehalem Bay for summer kings and on calm days we fish out in the ocean off the Columbia River or Tillamook Bay chasing acrobatic Coho and line peeling kings! This is normally a fun action packed fishery. We have a run over 1.2 million coho for the northwest Oregon coast this summer and fall along with a very strong king run. We should see some more great salmon fishing along the northwest Oregon coast just like last year!!
World Famous Columbia Buoy 10
Aug 1st – Aug 31st
August 1st kicks off the WORLD FAMOUS BUOY 10 salmon fishery this year out of the Astoria area and I will be fishing thru the end of Aug . On Aug 21st,22nd,23rd,28th,29th buoy 10 will be closed. That is not a big deal tho i will be fishing out of Rainer just about 30 to 40 min up river from Astoria. We can also kill any king there and hatchery coho.
I will be running 2 TRIPS PER DAY the morning all day trip 8 hour and an afternoon 4 hour trip. We should see another lights out year for 2023 with the normal crazy action that we have become used too. The limit for the 2023 season is 1 hatchery king and 1 hatchery coho a day or 2 coho and no king.
Our forecast for 2023 is over 500,000 kings and almost 1 million coho. So we should see close to 1.5 million fish for 2023 for the Buoy 10 season which is a flat out amazing run of fish. Don’t miss out on one of the most action packed fun fisheries of the year!!
Fall Kings Nehalem & Tillamook Bay
Sept – Oct 2023
After buoy 10 we head home to start our TILLAMOOK AND NEHALEM BAY fall king salmon fishery and coho fishery. For Tillamook this season we get a wild coho season in the ocean for Sept. Starting Sept 1st thru the end of Sept or until quota is reached.
So when in the ocean you will be able to kill any salmon starting Sept 1st. Fishing in the ocean also allows us to drop crab pots. The crabbing this time of year is great with most days seeing 30 to 50 keepers which makes a great feed with your ocean fresh salmon.
As TILLAMOOK BAY FISHING GUIDES AND NEHALEM BAY FISHING GUIDES we look forward to these huge kings every year! These fall kings are the biggest salmon of the year with kings that reach the 40 pound class and the average being 20-30 pounds. We also see many coho in the high teens. Don’t miss out on the hardest fighting fish of the entire year. We fish the bays through mid October for these giant kings.
We will be able to kill wild kings both in the ocean and in the bays for 2023. We will also get select days in the bay like last year for wild coho, as well as the first year we get adult coho off a broodstock coho run that was started 4 years ago!!
Fall Kings | Rivers & Tide Water
Mid Oct – Early Dec2023
Starting in mid October we will be starting drift boat season and small sled tidewater trips thru Dec for these same large king salmon coming in fresh from the ocean. I am getting a 21 foot Willies sled built this summer to fish the lower Wilson river, Kilches river, Trask river, and Nestucca river for the Fall and winter seasons.
Depending on conditions we will be in the sled or drift boats all still will have the HEATED SEATS for those cold fall days. These are very fun hands on trips that we are back bouncing and bobber fishing with eggs sandshrimp and a verity of other baits. We spend the day with the rod in your hand and your very involved. Also when you hook one of these fish with the rod in your hand there is no better feeling and one fantastic rush as the fish takes off line screaming off the reel.
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Summer Kings Fishing, 2015
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This boat is absolutely HUGE. It’s large width provides extra room to move around and makes fishing more enjoyable.
If you would like to book a quality fishing trip with one of the best fish-catching guides on the Oregon Coast call today. If you end up booking with someone else, but see us out fishing, please wave hello. We’re easy to find in our brand new boat. It’s a 2022 Custom 28 foot Willie Nemesis sled with SUSPENSIONS seats that will be very nice when it gets bumpy out in the ocean and on the Columbia and the bays. The boat is powered by 250 Yamaha 4 stroke and 9.9 Yamaha kicker.
When fishing the rivers around the Tillamook Bay area we will be fishing out of a 2018 21 foot Willies Fuzion sled or a 2020 20 by 72 drift boat in the winter we also use a 14 foot Headwater marine cataraft to get to areas other boats cant get too. We have a boat for every area where salmon and steelhead swim!!!
Please wave or honk if you see us on the river. It’s likely we’ll be in the process of landing a fish so if we’re not able to wave right back I’m sure you’ll understand. I’ve spent as many if not more hours on the water here than any other guide you’ll find, as I fish almost everyday of the year and I truly doubt if you’ll see any other fishing guide who works as hard as I do or puts as many hours in as me. Catching Salmon and Steelhead in the most popular rivers of the Northwest is my passion and my life. It’s a sport that I’d love to share with you.