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Columbia River Salmon & Steelhead

NEW 1 - 6 People 8 Hours From $550

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours
6 People
$1,650.00
5 People
$1,375.00
4 People
$1,100.00
3 People
$825.00
2 People
$550.00
1 Person
$550.00
Pay 30% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

River, Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

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...

About Your Trip

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.
Amenities

Water Type

River, Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

Captain David

Independent Guide
Mr. Dave has been a salmon and steelhead fisherman since he was 7. He’s been fishing for them a good 40 years. David has had his own business since 2005. He has a strong feeling for catching fish and loving the great outdoors. David has also made a career in commercial fishing, via this incredible amount of experience he knows the ins and outs of the rivers and stays up to date on new techniques...

About Your Guide

Captain David

Independent Guide
Mr. Dave has been a salmon and steelhead fisherman since he was 7. He’s been fishing for them a good 40 years. David has had his own business since 2005. He has a strong feeling for catching fish and loving the great outdoors. David has also made a career in commercial fishing, via this incredible amount of experience he knows the ins and outs of the rivers and stays up to date on new techniques and tactics.

A person can
learn a lot from David and his teaching techniques. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old he’ll accommodate all. David is very passionate when it comes to his work. He works hard to put fish in the boat for his clients. In his off time, he loves to fish, hunt, and cook with his wife, family, and friends.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
Lower Columbia River Highway, Scappoose, OR, USA

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Utility Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Alumaweld
Year Built
2009
Boat Length
23'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Utility Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Alumaweld
Year Built
2009
Boat Length
23'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
450
Number of Engines
2
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Ice Box
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

River, Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Chinook Salmon
  • Coho Salmon
  • Steelhead

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle included.
You'll need to buy a fishing license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable (but if the weather is too bad to go out, you will still receive a credit back to your account).
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!