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Light Tackle Fishing Guides In Oregon
Embark on this exciting fishing adventure in Portland, Oregon with Captain Jason! Get ready to experience the thrill of the catch and bring home some of the biggest King Salmon in the region. With years of experience under his belt, Captain Jason is an expert angler and will be your guide on this unforgettable fishing charter. You'll board Captain Jason's 27' river boat, fully equipped and ready to tackle the mighty Columbia River. With top-of-the-line gear, comfortable seating, and a spacious deck, you'll have everything you need to catch the catch of the day. Captain Jason will take you to the best spots, sharing his knowledge and helping you to reel in a trophy-sized salmon. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you'll have a fantastic time on this fishing charter. The beauty and serenity of the Columbia River and its surrounding areas will take your breath away. Wildlife abounds and the scenery is breathtaking. It's the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a day in nature. So don't wait, book your trip with Captain Jason today and get ready for an unforgettable fishing experience in Portland, Oregon! Whether you're looking for a fun day out with friends, a family outing, or a solo adventure, you're sure to leave with a big smile and memories that will last a lifetime. Read More
Columbia River Chinook Salmon
Attention all fishing enthusiasts! Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you embark on this epic Salmon-fishing charter with Captain Bryan. With his years of expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, you'll have the opportunity to catch the most iconic sportfish species in the Pacific Northwest! He has been a licensed fishing guide in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and has a vast knowledge of the river, its habitat, and the techniques that work best. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, this charter guarantees a thrilling day on the water. The Columbia River is known for its abundance of Salmon, and Captain Bryan's fishing charters have proven to be one of the best ways to catch these fish. With his help, you'll have a chance to reel in a trophy fish while enjoying the stunning scenery of the Columbia River. As you cruise along the beautiful Columbia River, keep your eyes peeled for stunning wildlife such as bald eagles, osprey, and river otters. Plus, it's full of Salmon and Steelhead! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to create lifelong memories and reel in some impressive fish. Captain Bryan's charters cater to all levels of experience, from beginner to expert, and all ages, making it a perfect family activity. So grab your friends and family, book your charter with Captain Bryan today, and get ready to have the time of your life on the Columbia River! Read More
Columbia River Trophy Salmon
A fishing charter in Hammond, Oregon is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the thrill of sport fishing. You'll be in good hands with Captain Rod, an experienced and knowledgeable guide who has been fishing the waters of Oregon for many years. On the charter, you'll have the opportunity to fish for King and Coho Salmon, two of the most prized and sought-after species in the region. The captain will take you to the best fishing spots in the area, using his expertise and local knowledge to ensure that you have a successful and enjoyable day on the water. Once you're on the boat, you'll be provided with all the necessary gear and equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. The captain will give you instructions on how to use the gear and how to properly reel in a fish, so even if you're a beginner you'll be able to participate and have fun. Throughout the day, the captain will provide insight and guidance, sharing his knowledge of the local fish and their habits. You'll learn about the different species you might encounter, as well as the best techniques for catching them. As you fish, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery, with the rugged Oregon coast on one side and the vast Pacific Ocean on the other. You might even see some wildlife, such as seals, sea lions, or seabirds. At the end of the day, the captain will clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a fresh, delicious meal. A fishing charter in Hammond, Oregon is a truly unforgettable experience that combines adventure, education, and the thrill of the catch Read More
Salmon Fishing Trip
Come join Captain Rod on a thrilling fishing adventure in Oregon! He offers Sturgeon fishing charters on his 28' boat, perfect for small groups and individuals looking to experience the thrill of catching these massive fish. Located in the scenic waters of Oregon, our Sturgeon fishing charters offer the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. Captain Rod is an experienced fisherman with a deep knowledge of the local waters and the best techniques for catching Sturgeon, which are one of the most ancient fish in America! He'll guide you to the best spots and provide all the equipment you need, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, and bait. On a Sturgeon-fishing charter, you'll have the opportunity to catch these magnificent fish, which can grow up to 15 feet in length and weigh over 1,000 pounds. Sturgeon are a catch-and-release species, so you'll do "CPR"—catch, photo, release—to keep them healthy. Book a sturgeon fishing charter with Captain Rod today and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Oregon. It's an adventure you won't soon forget! Read More
Sturgeon Catch And Release Trip
The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to over 112,000 miles of rivers, including the Willamette and Columbia, which makes the fishing experience world-class, and second to no other place in the contiguous United States. Your veteran guide Herman's goal on every trip is to bring that world-class experience to life by getting you there, making sure you’re outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, and sending you home with a keeper or two. On these trips, you'll be targeting Spring and Fall Chinook and Steelhead on the Columbia or Willamette River. Herman also loves to fish the North Coast and a plethora of other smaller local rivers if you prefer. The river you end up fishing on any given day will depend on the time of year, recent reports and weather, and of course your own personal preference as well! Once you're out there on the water, A full day trip can last anywhere from eight to ten hours. You will meet at the boat ramp at a predetermined time, where you and Herman will launch on the river closest to the best fishing grounds. You'll be launching aboard Herman's 20’ Rogue Marine aluminum power boat with a 175 Mercury outboard motor. You will spend the day relocating up and down the river throughout the day chasing down the biggest fish, and overall concentrating efforts on the best-performing fishing holes. On good fishing days, trips can be intense and fast-paced, making the decision of which fish to keep can be a difficult one! Read More
Spring And Fall Salmon & Steelhead
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
Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing
Are you ready for a thrilling and productive charter fishing trip in Nehalem, Oregon? Captain Jason has got you covered. With years of experience and a deep knowledge of the local waters, he's the perfect guide to help you reel in some of the most sought-after species in the area. You'll be setting out on his 24' aluminum skiff, a sturdy and reliable vessel that's ideal for mixing it up and going after Salmon, Lingcod, and even Crab! These species are all abundant in the waters off Nehalem, and Captain Jason knows all the best spots to find them. He will provide expert guidance and instruction to help you maximize your catch and ensure an enjoyable day on the water. As you cruise through the scenic waters of Nehalem Bay, you'll be surrounded by stunning natural scenery, from rugged coastline to beautiful rock formations. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of marine life, including sea birds, sea otters, and even the occasional whale. You'll feel completely immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the Oregon Coast, with nothing but the sound of the waves and the hum of your fishing reel to distract you. Captain Jason will provide all the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He'll also bring along the crabbing pots! All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a willingness to get out there. With Captain Jason as your guide, you're sure to have an exciting and successful charter fishing experience in Nehalem, Oregon. Don't miss this chance to explore the bountiful waters of the Pacific Northwest and catch some of the most prized species in the area! Read More
Salmon, Bottom Fishing & Crab Pots
Attention all fishing enthusiasts! Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you embark on this epic Sturgeon-fishing charter with Captain Bryan. Sturgeon are a prehistoric species unlike all other fish, and are an absolute blast to hook. Although they are typically bottomfeeders, angry Sturgeon are known for powerful runs, big jumps, and length fights! With Captain Bryan's years of expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the biggest Sturgeon in the Pacific Northwest. He has been a licensed fishing guide in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and has a vast knowledge of the river, its habitat, and the techniques that work best. In addition to the great fishing, this trip is also a golden opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the Columbia River! Watch for eagles, ospreys, otters, and more in the air and on the banks. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to reel in a once-in-a-lifetime fish! Captain Bryan's charters cater to all levels of experience, from beginner to expert, and all ages, making it a perfect family activity. So grab your friends and family, book your charter with Captain Bryan today, and get ready to have the time of your life on the Columbia River! Read More
Sturgeon Catch And Release Trip
Located in the heart of central Oregon and encompassing the Deschutes and Crooked River canyons, Cove Palisades State Park is a popular year-round destination for camping and water sports! On this trip with Captain Bryan, you'll spend the day in the beautiful natural environment chasing down Brown, Bull, and Rainbow Trout, along with Coho Salmon! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, this charter guarantees a thrilling day on the water. Cove Palisades is known for its abundance of fish, and Captain Bryan's fishing charters have proven to be one of the best ways to catch 'em up! With his help, you'll have a chance to reel in a trophy fish while enjoying the stunning scenery of the Pacific Northwest. Captain Bryan's charters cater to all levels of experience, from beginner to expert, and all ages, making it a perfect family activity. So grab your friends and family, book your charter with Captain Bryan today, and get ready to have the time of your life! Read More
Bend Oregon Kokanee Salmon
We'll throw out the crab pots on your way out! And fish Tillamook Bay and/or ocean (depending on weather conditions) for your limit of Salmon. When you're done fishing, we'll pull the pots on the way back to the dock. Hopefully send you home with your limit! New to salmon fishing? Your guide, with 40+ years of experience fishing these waters, will help you with everything. All equipment provided. Bring food, beverages and rain gear. Dress in layers, it's always colder on the water. Secure fishing license on MYODFW cell phone app. Private (tented) toilet facility available upon request. Read More
Salmon Fishing And Crabbing
Join Captain Caleb on a thrilling fishing adventure in Portland, Oregon! Aboard his sturdy 21' Alumaweld boat, you'll be heading out to the Columbia Rivers in search of the mighty Salmon and Steelhead. These iconic fish are known for their acrobatic leaps and fierce fighting spirit, making them a prized catch for any angler. As you cast your line, keep an eye out for bald eagles, ospreys, and other wildlife that call these waters home. After a day of excitement on the water, kick back and relax as you enjoy the stunning scenery and the gorgeous sunset over the river. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More
Portland Salmon And Steelhead
If you're an adventurous angler looking to catch some of the Northwest's coolest species, look no further! This is not your average fishing trip; you'll be chasing Sturgeon, the biggest freshwater fish in North America. These "dinosaurs" are huge fighters and are a truly unique species that should be on every angler's hit list. Captain Jeff is an expert when it comes to these waters, and he'll guide you to the best spots. You'll use a variety of lures and bait, depending on the target species, the weather, and the water conditions, but regardless, when that fish is on, get ready for a fight! Sturgeon—which can be six feet long and more than 200 pounds—will tear the line off a reel during a run, and will never clear the water trying to toss the hook. You'll be fishing from Captain Jeff's 26' Alumaweld boat. She's driven by a 200-HP Mercury outboard, so you'll get out there smoothly, and has a live well for bait as well as a suite of electronics to help you find fish. Captain Jeff will supply everything you need, including rods, reels, and tackle; just bring some sunscreen, your Oregon fishing license, and a proper clothing! Read More
Join Captain Caleb on a thrilling fishing adventure in Astoria, Oregon! Aboard his sturdy 21' Alumaweld boat, you'll be heading out to the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in search of the mighty Salmon and Steelhead. These iconic fish are known for their acrobatic leaps and fierce fighting spirit, making them a prized catch for any angler. As you cast your line, keep an eye out for bald eagles, ospreys, and other wildlife that call these waters home. After a day of excitement on the water, kick back and relax as you enjoy the stunning scenery and the gorgeous sunset over the river. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More
Half Day Trip
This combination crabbing and Salmon-fishing trip in Hammond, Oregon is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest! You'll be in capable hands with Captain Rod, an experienced and knowledgeable guide who has been crabbing and fishing in the waters of Oregon for many years. On the trip, you'll board Captain Rod's 28' Alumaweld boat and head out onto the mouth of the Columbia River. The captain will take you to the best crabbing spots in the area to lay some pots, then you'll get out deeper for some fishing before returning to check your crab traps. The captain will give you instructions on how to set the pots and how to properly measure and check the crabs, so even if you're a beginner you'll be able to participate and have fun. While you're fishing, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery, with the rugged Oregon coast on one side and the vast Pacific Ocean on the other. You might even see some wildlife, such as seals, sea lions, or seabirds. At the end of the day, the captain will help you sort and clean your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a fresh, delicious meal. This is a great way to do it all in the PNW, so get out there! Read More
Salmon Fishing And Crabbing Combo
Join Captain Dave on the Columbia River system for a Salmon and Steelhead special. Hundreds of thousands of salmon and steelhead come up the Columbia River every year, making trips here extremely productive. This is one of the busiest fisheries in the state offering up year-round action. Not only are salmon and steelhead plentiful, but they also taste amazing. You will be trolling herring on the incoming tide and anchor on the outgoing tide, running kwikfish. These two methods are extremely productive for catching chrome bright salmon that are only one to two days out of the ocean. These spring salmon are also known as Springers, which are among the very best eating fish in the world. Captain Dave will take you exploring from the Bonneville Dam to Buoy 10 near Ilwaco, Washington where the Columbia flows into the Pacific Ocean. You will be aboard Captain Dave's 23' Alumaweld utility boat, which is equipped with all the amenities you need for a successful trip including a Fishfinder and an icebox to store your catch. The vessel is powered by twin Yamaha engines with a total horsepower of 450hp. The Buoy 10 fishery is a well-known hot spot for catching Salmon in the region! Fishing for Sockeye, Coho Salmon, Silvers, Chinook Salmon, and Fall Chinook and the hard-fighting Steelhead during peak times of the year can really produce some great action so book your trip soon. All you need to bring are snacks, drinks, sunblock, and appropriate clothing. Captain Dave will provide all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Read More
Columbia River Salmon & Steelhead
Join Captain Caleb on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the breathtaking waters of Astoria, Oregon. Nestled along the iconic Columbia River, this prime fishing destination offers anglers a chance to reel in the prized Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon. With Captain Caleb's wealth of experience and expert guidance, you'll learn and master a variety of fishing techniques, including trolling, drift fishing, and casting. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, Captain Caleb will tailor the trip to your skills and preferences, ensuring a thrilling and successful fishing experience. So grab your fishing gear and get ready to embark on a fishing trip of a lifetime with Captain Caleb in Astoria, Oregon! Read More
Astoria Oregon Fishing Trip
If you're looking to tangle with some of America's most impressive inland sportfish, Columbia River King and Silver Salmon should be at the top of your list! These fast, powerful fish are terrific fighters who'll take even experienced anglers for a ride, and they're one of the best-eating fish anywhere. Ask Captain Jeff about his favorite recipes! On this trip you'll target the Salmon as they head upriver to spawn. They're at the hungriest when they enter the rivermouth, and will whack a wide variety of lures and baits. You can expect big topwater takes, plus tons of bites from the middle of the water column as well. Captain Jeff runs these epic trips aboard a 26' Alumaweld skiff—a fast, manueverable boat that's ideal for river fishing! She sports a 200-HP Mercury outboard to keep you moving, and has room for up to six anglers! The fish are running-what are you waiting for? Read More
Columbia River King Salmon Classic
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Oregon
What are the best light tackle fishing trips in Oregon?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 light tackle fishing trips in Oregon, and the most popular trips in the area are Columbia River Trophy Walleye guided by Bryan, Drift Salmon Fishing guided by Craig, and Halibut, Seabass & Lingcod Bottom Fishing guided by Craig.
Our guides in Oregon are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9583 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly light tackle fishing guides in Oregon? Check out our beginner and family friendly light tackle fishing guides in Oregon.
What types of light tackle fishing trips are common in Oregon?
River fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Oregon as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Oregon are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. steelhead, and 4. sturgeon.
How much does an Oregon light tackle fishing fishing trip cost?
for light tackle fishing in Oregon prices can range anywhere from an affordable $225 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Oregon is $638. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Oregon is $1,061.
What month is best for on a light tackle fishing trip in Oregon?
The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing trip in Oregon is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.
Do I need a Oregon fishing license and what are the bag limits in Oregon?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Oregon, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Oregon. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Oregon.
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