Light Tackle Fishing Guides In Portland

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River Fishing Trip in Portland

Columbia River Trophy Walleye

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $169 / person

River Fishing Trip in Portland

Portland Sturgeon Trip

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

River Fishing Trip in Portland

Portland Salmon And Steelhead

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $113 / person

River Fishing Trip in Portland

Columbia River Trophy Salmon

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $113 / person

River Fishing Trip in Portland

Half Day Trip

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

River Fishing Trip in Portland

Sturgeon Catch And Release Trip

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $88 / person

Top Types of Light Tackle Fishing Trips in Portland

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Light Tackle Fishing Guides Near Portland, Or

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

River Fishing Trip in Portland

Columbia River Chinook Salmon

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $75 / person

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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Hubbard

Salmon, Bottom Fishing & Crab Pots

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $83 / person

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

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Scappoose

Columbia River Salmon & Steelhead

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23 ft 1 - 6 People From $92 / person

Get out there on the beautiful Columbia River and experience the thrill of fishing one of the best freshwater ecosystems in the Lower 48! This idyllic environment is still home to a major annual salmon run, and you'll be able to target trophy-sized King Salmon, alongside Steelhead and Sturgeon, on this epic trip. Salmon and Steelhead are both great fighters that will really test your strength, stamina, and skills—so bring your A-game! These fish love to hit fast-moving lures, so you'll use an active fishing style to draw bites. If you want to target Sturgeon, you can also try bottomfishing techniques to attract these freshwater behemoths. Sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in North America, and catching and releasing one should be on every angler's bucket list. Captain Christian is a knowledgeable and experienced guide who will take you to the best spots on the river and provide you with all the necessary gear. His 24' boat is ultra-capable and is fully equipped for river fishing, with a 225 Yamaha outboard and a full suite of additional electronics and gear. As you make your way up the river, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, kingfishers, and more! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Christian will provide a fun and memorable fishing experience. Don't miss out on this exciting charter fishing trip on the Columbia River! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Woodland

Columbia River Adventures

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $83 / person

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

River Fishing Trip in Warren

Spring And Fall Salmon & Steelhead

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23 ft 1 - 5 People From $45 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Portland

What are the best light tackle fishing trips in Portland?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 11 light tackle fishing trips in Portland, and the most popular trips in the area are Columbia River Trophy Walleye guided by Bryan, Portland Sturgeon Trip guided by Caleb, and Portland Salmon and Steelhead guided by Caleb.

Our guides in Portland are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9581 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Light Tackle Fishing charter include Scappoose, Warren and Hubbard.

Looking for kid friendly light tackle fishing guides in Portland? Check out our beginner and family friendly light tackle fishing guides in Portland.

What types of light tackle fishing trips are common in Portland?

River fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Portland as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Portland are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. steelhead, 3. coho salmon, and 4. sturgeon.

How much does a Portland light tackle fishing fishing trip cost?

for light tackle fishing in Portland prices can range anywhere from an affordable $225 to $1,650, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Portland is $683. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Portland is $901.

What month is best for on a light tackle fishing trip in Portland?

The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing trip in Portland is summer, and most anglers book their trips 32 days in advance.

Do I need a Portland fishing license and what are the bag limits in Portland?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Portland, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Portland. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Portland.

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    Fantastic trip. I can’t imagine a better guide than Bryan Jones. Smart, experienced, funny and effective. Caught some good fish. I’ll be booking again.

    Robert L. with Bryan J. of Portland, Oregon

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