Guided by Craig Izzi
Craig runs his guide service out of Garibaldi, Oregon. He operates his trips on the Nehalem Bay and the Columbia River, home of the world-famous Buoy 10 salmon and sturgeon fishery, from Astoria to the Bonneville Dam. Whatever location you choose, you will be fishing the best spots with the greatest chance of catching fish. With over 40 years of fishing experience, Craig knows how to create an exciting trip.
Fishing out of a 29’ D Tech, he can accommodate up to 6 anglers. The boat is powered by a Suzuki 250 engine and Yamaha kicker motor with Garmin electronics. The boat is wheelchair accessible and he encourages all guests with disabilities to join him on board and encourage sharing the adventure with kids as well. He likes to implement a whole suite of different fishing techniques such as trolling, jigging and spinning to suit the fishery.
He offers a wide range of fishing trip choices including crabbing, sturgeon fishing (retention season as well as catch and release), trolling for salmon and bottom fishing for ling cod, black bass and halibut, weather permitting. He also drops crab pots every ocean trip.
All anglers who book a trip are entered into the annual end of year drawing for a free trip!
Embark on an Unforgettable Salmon Fishing Expedition with Captain Craig! Join Captain Craig for an exhilarating drift salmon fishing adventure in the stunning waters of Tillamook County, where the rivers come alive with the iconic Chinook and Coho Salmon. With a range of fishing techniques at your disposal, this trip promises a thrilling angling experience. Diverse Fishing Techniques Captain Craig's expertise covers a spectrum of fishing techniques, ensuring that your adventure is tailored to your preferences. Whether you're into artificial lure fishing, heavy tackle fishing, jigging, light tackle fishing, or trolling, he's got you covered. Salmon of Legends Prepare to target the legendary Chinook and Coho Salmon, known for their size, strength, and delectable flavor. These iconic fish will test your angling skills and provide an exhilarating battle as you reel them in. Scenic Drift Trips Your drift fishing adventure will take you down some of Tillamook County's most picturesque rivers, including the Kilchis, Trask, Wilson, and Nehalem. These breathtaking landscapes provide the backdrop for your salmon fishing journey, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Captain Craig's Expertise Captain Craig's intimate knowledge of the local rivers and years of experience guarantee that you'll be in the best possible hands for a successful and enjoyable salmon fishing trip. Book Your Salmon Fishing Expedition Today! Whether you're an experienced angler seeking the thrill of a salmon catch or a newcomer eager to experience the sport, Captain Craig's fishing trip in Tillamook County promises a day filled with excitement, natural beauty, and impressive catches. Reserve your spot now and get ready for an incredible day of salmon fishing with Captain Craig! Read More
Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River and surrounding areas are plentiful and often very large! Starting January 1, the season is open above Bonneville Dam. Other locations and dates are TBA. On these trips, you can catch a sturgeon any where from 12 inches to 15 foot long! During a select couple months in May you can also keep some sizes during the retention season. Trips during catch and release days are offered year round and provide awesome thrils and of course a great workout! You may be thinking you have the monster hooked but the fish knows he has you hooked on this fun fishery! Captain Criag provides all the fishing gear, bait and lures. He is happy to clean, fillet and bag your catch as well (when in season) Make sure you have packed your license, snacks and drinks and be ready to experience a great adventure with Captain Craig. Read More
Weather Permitting** These bottom fishing trip's with Captain Craig are an awesome oppurtunity to catch some delicious and hard fight fish in the nearshore waters beyond Garibaldi, Oregon. You and the captain will spend 8 fine hours fishing for Halibut, Seabass, Lingcod, and many other kinds of bottom fish. Captain Criag provides all the fishing gear, bait and lures and is happy to clean, fillet and bag your catch as well. Make sure you have packed your license, snacks and drinks and be ready to experience a great adventure with Izzi’s Big Mouth Guide Service. Read More
The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along Oregon's coast make the Netarts or Tillamook Bay a crabbing paradise! On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out into the Bay to drop crab pots for Dungeness Crab, which are a delicious and easy species to catch. While you wait for the crabs to make their way into your traps, Captain craig can set u up with some bottom fishing rigs to catch the likes of Rockfish, Sea Bass and others. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Craig will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be hanging out aboard Captain Craig's 29’ D Tech, that can accommodate up to 6 guests. The boat is powered by a Suzuki 250 engine and mercury prokicker motor with Garmin electronics. The boat is wheelchair accessible and he encourages all guests with disabilities to join him on board and encourage sharing the adventure with kids as well. With all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle provided, you just need to bring sunscreen and your Shellfish Licenses. Read More
Captain Craig did a great job! Our first goal was fun, and my 4-year-old grandson had that. On top of that we caught a mess of crab! So fun! Thanks for the memories. We'll be back for some salmon and bottom fish memories!
Captain Craig was amazing and so patient with us! We can’t wait to book another trip!!
We had the best boating experience and crabbing experience that I believe a person could have. The weather was horrible and the catch the day before was minimal. But Craig our crab guide took us right to the exact spot where the crab we're waiting and boy did they fill the pots. It was my wife's first time out and she was not really ecstatic the way the morning started but she had a giant smile on her face at the end. Thanks again Izzy. See you this spring. …
Captain Craig is one of the most knowledgeable and friendliest guides I have ever chartered with. He was especially good with my grandchildren and made them feel part of the trip. His boat is one of the most comfortable I have been on and he shared his experience with all kinds of fishing. He was open and honest and we felt no pressure to do things only his way. He was prompt and courteous and even stayed out an extra hour to see if we could get more crab. The only question we had is if we were pulling empty pots, why did we stay in that area and not move to another place? We did not get a limit of crabs but saw that most other boats at the dock did. …
Limits across the board with bottom fish species and crabs. Outstanding
Izzi was an excellent captain. My brother and I had a great time and we are already planning our next trip with Izzi. Thank you, Izzi!
Had a great trip. Caught hundreds of nice size Crab, and caught several Coho. He does a great job. I’d highly recommend.
Craig was great! He was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and took great care of us. He knew all the spots to take us for great fishing and kept his boat very clean. I’d recommend him to anyone interested in an amazing fishing experience!
A memorable day was had by my wife and I in the Pacific Ocean - we had great company in the form of the Captain of Iz and the Ace of Jace. We were looking for the Big But, the halibut - that is. But none were to be found on our day out. Nice salmon though and Dungeness crab. Just means we will meet again. …
Black Seabass, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Crab, Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon
Artificial Lure Fishing, Deep Dropping, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling
Tillamook, OR, USA | Bodies of water fished: Nehalem Bay, Columbia River, Kilchis River, Wilson RIver, Pacific Ocean, Tillamook Bay