I thought I recognized the picture. Welcome back BT, Digginjiggin, or Jerry. I never left out of Astoria when I went salmon fishing. Always drove down to Depoe Bay and went out from there. I used Tradewind Charters and always had good experiences with them. I miss the salt water fishing after living there for 18 years. We always went out at least once a year for black bass, crabbing, ling cod and whatever else we could dredge up. Sorry I can't help you with Astoria but the trip over the bar always concerned me there at the mouth of the Columbia so we always used Tradewinds out of Depoe Bay.....just a bit further south along the coast. Lots of nice hotels/motels in Lincoln City as well as a casino if that holds any interest.