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How do you catch razor clams?

ODFW has a lot of good info- Check out this video: Sometimes you will see those “shows” on their own, especially right at low tide.…

May 26th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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What is the best time of year and place for salmon fishing?

In Oregon salmon run almost year around on one river or another. First are spring Chinook; they start in March but the best fishing is April and May on the Columbia, Willamette and Rogue Rivers and May and June in Tillamook Bay. June also has some…

January 7th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Is March too early for a fly fishing trip? When does the season start? -Doug

There are some serious fly fishers who will fish in March but I would say later in the spring it gets even better. Many of the rivers that get salmon and steelhead runs do not open until the third week ofMay to protect the young salmon and…

November 1st, 2012- Post Your Answer
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When and where do people go clamming and crabbing?

Crabbing and clamming don’t always go hand in hand. You want to have minus tide for good clamming so that the beds are exposed. For crabbing, ideally you want a small tidal exchange so that the current isn’t too great. You will find…

July 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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The men want to fish for 2 days in late September. We would like to see the best of the Oregon Coast and some inland. Suggestions?

That time frame is ideal for salmon on both the Columbia River and the Oregon Coast. Tillamook and Nehalem Bays will be heating up (Nearest townsare Tillamook, Garibaldi, Rockaway and Nehalem. The guys can fish while thegirls shop, beach comb…

July 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Oregon’s Summer Steelhead Fishing

July 19th, 2012

I’m getting excited! With the water temps heating up and water levels dropping, you can expect the steelhead…

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I was wondering if you could tell me the best area to visit mid-July for fishing. I have two boys ages 13 and 15 that love to fish. -Tammy H.

Here are a few great options around the state to visit with good fishing for the boys: In southern Oregon, Diamond Lake…

July 13th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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We are looking for a coastal area to bring our RV and boat to do some salmon fishing. We want an easy access to the ocean. – Peggy

Newport or Garibaldi are probably your best bet, of course always check conditions and tides forcast before heading out…

May 7th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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What are the fishing opportunities on the Oregon coast the last week of April. I assume steelhead will be over. Would a charter for bottom fish be worthwhile?

There are a few opportunities for fishing the last week of April on the Oregon coast. Sea perch start to move into the…

April 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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About Author David Johnson

Ask Oregon Fishing Ambassador David Johnson has an Associate's Degree in Fisheries, has been guiding for 19 years in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, and has authored or been featured in over 100 local and national magazines. He has also been a regular guest on NW radio and television programs. A resident of Tillamook County, David also enjoys hunting, clamming, crabbing and other outdoor recreation. Find out more about David's guiding service at


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