Every year thousands of people descend on the Astoria, Oregon area for some of the best chinook salmon fishing the Northwest has to offer. Named after the westernmost deadline of the fishing area, the Buoy 10 fishery is quite a sight to behold. It involves strong currents, unpredictable weather, an astounding amount of boat traffic, and, of course, plenty of salmon. Until recently, it was very rare to see a kayak fisherman out in the mix among the powerboats here, but that has changed over the last couple of years. I recently spent four days in late August fishing this area with several other kayakers and we did very well.
Is your current gear too heavy and preventing you from enjoying the scenic views of the backcountry? Our Lightweight Backpacking Clinic is good for anyone that hefts a pack to their shoulders: day-hikers, weekend backpackers, and long-distance thru-hikers can all learn something to lighten their load!
The 13th Annual Down the River Clean Up is set to make a splash on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. For the first time in 12 years, the event will include Milo McIver State Park as an official boat launch for floaters joining the effort to keep the Clackamas River clean. This year’s trash sweep at the end of the summer recreation season will be extended by 10 miles to include the entire 20+ mile stretch of the Clackamas River from Estacada to the confluence with the Willamette River in Oregon City.
As we transition into a new set of seasons the hours at our Scappoose Bay location will be changing to reflect that. There are also minor adjustments to the schedule going forward into 2016 that we want to make you aware of. Read on to learn more...