Guided by Wade Grant
Deep Sea Inshore Nearshore River
My Dad and Grandpa got me hooked on this life when I was about 6 years old. I've been fishing the Northwest rivers and ocean ever since! I love sharing my experience, stories, and excitement with all of my clients. My favorite thing is probably seeing the smile on a client's face when they hook into their first big fish... and there is nothing better than hearing a kid say... "got one!"
If the fish are biting, Captain Wade will be fightin' 'em on this full-day Willamette River fishing adventure! And if the fish aren't biting, Captain Wade will change locations, baits, and tactics until they do. You'll be chasing Sturgeon, the biggest freshwater fish in America and a true dinosaur, more or less unchanged for millions of years. These fish belong on any angler's bucket list, and there's no better way to cross them off than this trip! Typically this is a catch and release trip but there are a few retention days each year. Call for details. You'll be fishing aboard Captain Wade's 26’ River Wild Elite, a no-nonsense boat that's built for river fishing with a maneuverable hull design and a 250-HP Yamaha engine to keep you moving all day. The boat is equipped with the latest state of the art technology and gear, your fishing adventure will be the best possible! Read More
If the fish are biting, Captain Wade will be fightin' 'em on this full-day Tillamook fishing adventure! And if the fish aren't biting, Captain Wade will change locations, baits, and tactics until they do. He's a real professional and always does everything he can to put his clients on the Salmon and Steelhead! You'll hunt these fish using a variety of baits and lures on trolling gear. All of the Salmonids—the family that includes Salmon and Steelhead—love to hit fast-moving targets, and when one of these fish takes the hook, you'll feel it! Both species have fast runs and big jumps, so these fights are nothing short of spectacular! You'll be fishing aboard Captain Wade's 26’ RiverWild Elite, a no-nonsense boat that's built for river fishing, with a maneuverable hull design and a 250-HP Yamaha engine to keep you moving all day. This boat is outfitted with state of the art technology and the latest gear to make sure you have the best chance possible of taking home your prize catch! Read More
Expand your saltwater repertoire on this Crabbing trip with Captain Wade! Crabbing is a fun and easy way to fill your cooler and put some amazing meals on the table, without having to go too far offshore. With a variety of crab species in the area, you'll have your pick of delicious crustaceans. Captain Wade runs a 23' Willie that's built to be a crabbing and fishing machine! She sports a 250-HP Yamaha engine and is kitted out with gear—including GPS, fishfinder, and trolling motor—to maximize your success on the water. Read More
We had an awesome crabbing trip with Captain Wade. We limited out on crab catching 60 LARGE crab in Tillamook Bay. Captain Wade was knowledgeable, friendly, and found us the best crab in the Tillamook bay. He also took us to a place where they cook the crab and then he helped us clean them. Highly recommend Captain Wade. You'll have a great trip! …
Our original booking in Astoria was cancelled due to state fishing regulations a few days in advance, but Wade was very helpful and communicative as to where we could re-book in Hood River. He went out of his way to make sure we had a full day on the water. Wade knows where the fish are and made several adjustments during the day to make sure we caught our limit. We will book with Wade again. He was patient with us as he had to teach us everything from the ground up. Good memories were made on this trip. Wade answered all of our questions throughout the day and had great conversations when the fish weren’t biting. …
I booked this trip for my husband, son, nephew and nephews grandfather. Captain Wade was great. They all limited out and had a great time.
Great day fishing. Caught our limit of kings. Competent guide.
Five of us, including two kids took the 8 hour buoy 10 trip with Captain Wade. What we got was 5 hours of continuous action including a triple hook up. Wade made a great prediction about where the fish were going to be, and put us on them. We eventually got a couple of hour lull as the tide.finished its run out, but we finished with four more hookups in the last hour as the tide turned at buoy 10. All in all, we hooked more than 25 fish, landed about a dozen, and took home five nice hatchery chinook ranging from 12 to 22 lbs. Our day was exciting and was a positive experience for our entire crew. Thanks Captain Wade. …
Great experience in my life. Best captain ever!
Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Crab, Steelhead, Sturgeon
Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling
Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore, River
8940 North Bradford Street, Portland, OR 97203, United States | Bodies of water fished: Willamette River