Guides & Fishing Charters

Nichols Guide Service 
Scott Nichols. Beavercreek, OR. 503-650-9381 Licensed Oregon guide six years, native Oregonian, fishing northwest rivers since age 14. BC Angling Post Pro Staff. Boat: 23′ Alumaweld. Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon. Locations: Clackamas River, Willamette River, Columbia River, North Coast Bays. 

Lucky’s Guide Service 
Loren Bybee. Vancouver, Washington. 360-576-0218. Cell 360-903-2137 Licensed guide in Oregon and Washington. Kids and Handicapped always welcome. Locations: Buoy 10, Tillamook Bay, Columbia River, Cowlitz, Wind and North Lewis. Species: Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon. Boats: 25 foot sled (6 person max). Prices: $125.00 to $150.00 per person. 

Charles Ireland Guide Service 
Myrtle Creek, Oregon. 541-863-1221 Providing professionally guided fishing trips on the beautiful and scenic rivers and bays of southern Oregon. Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad and Smallmouth bass. Locations: Umpqua, Coquille, Elk, Sixes and Rouge rivers. Prices: $150 per person, minimum 2 persons. Discounts available for larger groups. Half day fishing trips available for fall chinook. 

Erik’s World Class Fishing Adventures 
Erik Brigham. Ariel, WA. 360-513-2331 Coast Guard and CPR Certified. Ask about our “Fish Catch Guarantee.” Locations: Most all Columbia River tributaries in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon. Maximum of 6 persons. 

Garibaldi Charters 
Garibaldi, OR. 503-322-0007, Toll Free: 1-800-900-HOOK (4665) fax 503-322-0381. Locations: Tillamook Bay & deep sea ocean fishing off Oregon’s North Coast. Prices: Halibut- $150. Bottom Fish- $70. Chinook Salmon- $75. Maximum of 20 persons. (All trips include tackle, fish filleting & cleaning). Ashes at sea and scenic ocean and bay cruses also. 

Pratt’s Guide Service 
Dennis Pratt. Newberg, Oregon. 503-537-7392. Over 40 years experience fishing the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Species: Spring and Fall Salmon, Steelhead, Keeper or Oversized Sturgeon and Shad. Locations: Willamette River and Columbia River from the ocean to Bonneville Dam. Boat: 23′ Alumaweld Sled (6 person max). 

Newport Marina Store and Charters 
Newport Marina Store and Charters P.O. Box 716, South Beach, OR 97366 Catch bottomfish off the jetty or rent a boat and crab in the bay. 

Kyle Hall Outdoors 
Kyle Hall. 360-921-4866 or 360-834-0776. Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon. Boat: 23′ North River sled (6 person max). Locations: Columbia River for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. Lunch and drinks provided. 

Tradewinds Charters 
Depoe Bay, OR. 1-800-445-8730 Species: Salmon, Dungeness Crab and various species of Bottom Fish including Ling Cod, Flounder, Sea Bass & Cabezon. Also Whale Watching Trips. Location: Ocean waters off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon. 

Pages Northwest Guide Service 
Larry Page. Portland, OR. 503-760-3373. “Fish Year ‘Round” Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Walleye. Locations: Most all Northwest Rivers and Bays. All bait and fishing equipment provided. G.I. Joe’s Pro Guide Member. 

Bigup Guide Service 
Tom Burgess. Canby, OR. 503-537-8900 [Client comments] A great guy to spend a day on the water with, no one works harder to insure a fun, safe and successful trip. Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad. Locations: Columbia River, Willamette River, Buoy 10, Tillamook Bay. Boat: 25′ sled (6 person max). 

Gale’s Guide Service 
Bob Gale. Keizer, OR. 503-930-7422 Join us for a fun and comfortable drift boat trip to catch hard fighting steelhead and huge king salmon. Boat: Comfortable 18-foot guide model drift boat. Species: Salmon and Steelhead. Locations: Northwest Oregon coastal and inland streams. 

Fight Club Guided Fishing 
Jay Daly. St. Helens, Oregon. 503-341-9571 Join me for a great day on the water. I’ll go all out to get you into the fish while insuring your safety. All skill levels are welcome. Boat: 2004 Motion Marine 24′ jet sled. Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon. Locations: Willamette River, Columbia River, Buoy 10. 

Priddy Good Fishing 
Wane Priddy. 503-631-4334. Cell 503-341-2895. Tillamook 503-842-3978. Over 23-years experience. Locations: Clackamas, Columbia, Wilson, Trask, Tillamook and Nehalem rivers, Tillamook Bay and the Kenai River in Alaska. Species: Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead. 

Marina & Boat Rentals

Sunset Landing & RV Park 
4270 Siletz Hwy. Lincoln City, Oregon 97367 Boat launch and moorage. Sunset landing RV park &marina; is located just south of Lincoln City on the beautiful Siletz river. We have great fishing for Chinook, cutthroat trout and sturgeon. We are just minutes from the beach and the outlet centers and have 38 tent and RV spaces, many with a view of the river. Each site has a fire pit, some have 110v electric. Also available: Group rates, pool, moorage, boat launch and more. 

Big Eddy Marina 
19609 NE Marine Dr. Troutdale, Oregon 97230 Private gated parking and boat launch. Providing easy access to popular fishing areas of the Columbia River for salmon and sturgeon anglers. Close to Chinook Landing boat ramp and Sandy River. Numerous slips available for various size boats. Call (503) 666-3515. 

100 39th St. Astoria, Oregon 97103 Located in the old Bumble Bee/Hanthorne Cannery, Pier39-Astoria. Services include: Fisherman’s suite-vacation rental. Public fishing pier, small boat storage, boats under 30’. Bait and Tackle shop. Boat launching and storage services. Limited SCUBA services, Tank Air Filling Station. Planned Marina and Live-aboard Moorage. Call (503) 325-2502. 

East Lake Resort 
22430 Paullina Lake Rd La Pine, Oregon 97739 Located 18 miles east of Highway 97 in Central Oregon East Lake provides one of the finest and most traditional fisheries in the state. Each season the lake produces Brown Trout weighing over 10 pounds. The current lake record is a 22 1/2 pound Brown. Rainbow Trout are the mainstay and are easily caught using all techniques. Kokanee and Atlantic Salmon, have been caught up to 20 inches in length. Convenience store, tackle supplies and boat rentals are available as well as a cafe (serving breakfast and lunch), boat moorage, tent camping, cabins and RV sites. 

Newport Marina Store and Charters 
Newport Marina Store and Charters P.O. Box 716, South Beach, OR 97366 Catch bottomfish off the jetty or rent a boat and crab in the bay. 

Garibaldi Marina 
302 Mooring Basin Road. Garibaldi, Oregon 97118. Garibaldi Marina sits in the heart of Oregon’s coastal fishing Mecca, serving anglers recreational needs in this prime fishing and crabbing destination. The marina provides a fish cleaning station, boat rentals, quality herring and bait, clam shovel and crab ring rentals, film, ice and a various selection of fishing tackle and boating related items. Oregon’s second oldest port, Garibaldi is your direct link to the Pacific Ocean where you can experience some of Oregon’s finest fishing for chinook and coho salmon, halibut, ling cod and rock fish. Crabbing is also a popular activity enjoyed throughout the year ether by boat or from one of the two fishing piers located near by. The marina rents crab traps and clamming equipment and also provides helpful instruction on its use. 

Brighton Beach Marina & Resort 
29200 N. Highway 101 · Rockaway, OR 97136. “Located on Beautiful Nehalem Bay” Brighton Beach Resort is about an hours drive from Portland. A wonderful and productive area for anglers and crabbers alike. We have boat rentals, bait, crabbing, fishing and picnic supplies. RV parking, camping, boat moorage and launch also available. A great place to bring the family for a day of fun on the coast. Nehalem Bay is the fourth largest bay on the Oregon coast, providing good fishing both in the bay and offshore. Bottom and surf fishing is typically good throughout the spring and summer months. Chinook fishing starts up in early summer at the bar area moving farther up into the bay as summer progresses. 

Coyote Rock RV Resort 
1676 Siletz River Rd. Lincoln City, OR 97367 Coyote Rock RV Resort & Marina is located on the banks of the beautiful Siletz River just south of the central Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City. The Siletz River is home to some of the finest fishing in the country. Spring and fall chinook runs on the beautiful Siletz river are well known by anglers far and wide. Fishing for cutthroat trout and sturgeon also provides for some wonderful angling opportunities for young and old in this lazy costal river. Fishing tackle, bait, refreshments, boat rentals, RV & tent camping are all available at the resort. 

Boats & Motors

Tom’s Outboard 
13602 SE McLoughlin. Portland, OR. Outboard Jet Pump Specialist. Hot Shoetrick & Super Tune Your Jet, Blue Printed, Relieved, Polished & Sharpened. Also 4 Blade Stainless Steel Jet Impeller $395.00. We Service & Repair 2hp to 225hp motors. Ph: 503-653-8744, 503-680-1036. 

Sportcraft Marina 
Your Full Service Marina on the Willamette River in Oregon City. Oldest Honda Marine Dealer in the US. A complete selection of Honda outboards 9 hp through 225 hp. Your Northwest destination for C-Dory boats, Skagit Orca boats, and Wooldridge boats; Honda Marine and Suzuki Marine; We-no-nah canoes and Current Designs kayaks. We specialize in the sale and service of these products. Ph: 503-656-6484. 

Browns Landing Inc. 
Serving your marine needs since 1958. Located at 50565 Browns Landing Court. Scappoose, Oregon 97056. 503-543-6526, Toll free 1-800-633-5688. We sell these great aluminum fishing boats and outboard motors – Customweld, Raider, Harbercraft, DuroBoat, Livingston, Old Town, Lowe and G-3. Our outboard motors include Yamaha, Evinrude, Johnson and Mercury. We also have a large inventory of used fiberglass and aluminum boats. Consignments accepted. Also available: General accessories, Engine control systems, Electrical equipment, Pumps and Plumbing, Water sports accessories, Trailer parts and accessories, Maintenance and Repair. 

Bait & Tackle Shops

GI Joes 
All your fishing needs can be satisfied here. Locations throughout Oregon and Washington. 

Bob’s Merchandise 
“Family Owned Since 1947” Ph: 360-425-3870 fax 636-4334. 1111 Hudson, Longview, WA 98632. Sporting goods, fishing tackle, bait, hunting supplies and licenses. 

Simon & Peter’s Baits 
Wholesale baits, sea bass jigs and more! Depoe Bay, Oregon 

Dinty’s Market 
541-739-2236. (Open 24 hours) Located right on I-84 at Biggs Junction. 91571 Biggs Rufus Hwy. Wasco, OR. 97065. 
Bait, Tackle, Lures, Deli, Hot Coffee, Espresso, Fishing Licenses, Groceries. Close to Deschutes River steelhead and salmon fishing and some of the best Columbia River trophy walleye and bass fishing in the state. 

Tri T’s Services 
541-475-8800. Jim Turner owner. 390 SW Culver Hwy. Madras, OR. 97741. “Home of the Gibbs Minnow” One of the hottest lures ever for Kokanee Salmon. Also available – Atlantis Camera Systems 

Pier 30-Astoria 
503-325-2502 – Located in the old Bumble Bee/Hanthorne Cannery, Pier39-Astoria. Services include: Fisherman’s suite-vacation rental. Public fishing pier, small boat storage, boats under 30’. Bait and Tackle shop. Boat launching and storage services. Limited SCUBA services, Tank Air Filling Station. Planned Marina and Live-aboard Moorage. 

Kimmel’s Sporting Goods & Gifts 
Ph: 503-842-4281 or 842-2118 1812 First Street Tillamook, OR 97141. Bait, Tackle, Rods, Reels, Hunting Supplies, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, local information on Tillamook area waters including Tillamook Bay and the Trask, Wilson, Kilchis and Tillamook Rivers 

Jetty Fishery L.L.C. 
Ph: 503-368-5746. 27550 Hwy 101 North Rockaway Beach, OR 97136. “On the beautiful Nehalem Bay” Enjoy some of the best crabbing on the north coast form our 150-foot crabbing pier or rent a boat and crab the hot spots in Nehalem Bay. RV park – boat rentals – bait – fishing tackle – groceries – ice – fish & game licenses – moorage – gas & oil – seal watching trips – live crab and trap rentals available. 

The Guide Shop 
Ph: 503-842-3474. 12140 Wilson River Highway Tillamook, OR 97141. Fresh bait, latest fishing information for the Wilson, Trask and Kilchis rivers, recent catch photos. Fishing forum, Rogue rods, tackle, Chinook baking planks and more. Shuttle services for Tillamook area rivers. 

Garibaldo Marina & Store 
Ph: 503- 322-3312 Toll free: 1-800-383-3828. 302 Mooring Basin Road · Garibaldi, Oregon 97118. Located on Tillamook Bay. Providing boat rentals, quality herring and bait, clam shovels, crab trap rentals, film, ice and a wide selection of fishing tackle. 

Englund Marine Supply 
Ph: 541-265-9275. Foot of 15th St. Astoria, OR 97103. Marine accessories, bait, tackle, poles & reels, licenses, crab traps, floats, anchors, rope and much more. Information on the Columbia River Estuary, Youngs Bay salmon & sturgeon and crabbing. Also located in Newport at 800 SE Bay Blvd. 

Lure Me Tackle 
Ph: 503-762-1273, 2926 SE 136th Portland, OR 97236. Fishing Tackle, Rods, Reels and a whole lot more, all at working man prices. Full selection of Okuma rods & reels with some of the best prices around. Email: 

Fred’s Marina 
Phone: 503-286-5537, 12800 NW Marina Way. Portland, OR. 97231. Located near the head of the Multnomah Channel and providing boaters with a paved boat launch, snacks and drinks, docking, fueling and mooring facilities, quick and easy access to the Willamette River and fresh bait and tackle for fishing the channel and near by Willamette River for salmon, sturgeon, bass and catfish. 

Fisherman’s Marine 
Oregon City – 503-557-3313, Portland – 503-283-0044. Fishing and Hunting Supplies, Tackle, Bait, Licenses, Small Boats, Float Tubes, Waders and outdoor clothing. 

Estacada Tackle 
Ph: 503-630-7424, 121 SE Hwy. 224 Estacada, OR 97023. Bait Tackle Rods, Reels and Local Information for anglers fishing the upper Clackamas River, Harriet Lake, Faraday, Estacada and North Fork Reservoir. Estacada Tackle has an annual contest for largest steelhead caught from Clackamas River, stop by and enter your catch for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.. 2nd place winners receive a $25 gift certificate. Weekly winners each receive $5 certificates. Watch “The Local Fisherman News” for updates on the largest fish weighed to date. 

As Sea Lions Wreak Havoc, West Coast Fishermen have Few Options

The previously declining sea lion population has rebounded in recent years, engaging West Coast fishermen in a seemingly endless struggle for food.

Sea lions eat the catch out of fishermen’s nets, taking the opportunity for free, easy food whenever possible. However, the animals also significantly harm the net, which can be very expensive to replace. Hungry sea lions are also known to chase boats, forcing fishermen to spend extra money on fuel.

Small bombs are the current method for sea lion control, but before that, fishers used shotguns. Until the late 1950’s, Washington, Oregon, and California fishermen freely shot at sea lions attempting to steal their catch. When the species’ population plummeted in the 1960’s, conservationists stepped in. Then-president Richard Nixon signed into law he Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1972, allowing the sea lion population to triple between then and 2008. The population growth has continued, and now, the resurgence is a huge nuisance for West Coast and Alaska fishers.

In addition to eating fishers’ daily catches, the sea lions have blocked people from mooring their boats. Earlier this summer, a pair of sea lions snatched a number of pet dogs from the piers. In Westport, WA, watchers have reported between 200 and 300 sea lions on the docks at a time. Astoria, Oregon, attracts far more.

Fishers have used non-lethal deterrents since the 1970’s, but seal bombs, regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, became a popular choice in the late 20th century. Research indicates these explosives are only somewhat effective in fending off the predators, and many are concerned the bombs pose a significant threat to other marine life.

As a result of the bombs’ relative ineffectiveness, fishermen are resorting to guns once again. A National Geographic report found that between 1998 and 2018, around 700 sea lions were found with gunshot or stab wounds. However, the penalty for killing a sea lion can be a year in prison and a fine of close to $30,000. Many think this is the last option for fishermen in the area.