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Drift Salmon Fishing

100% (10) 1 - 3 People 6 Hours From $275

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6 Hours
3 People
$825.00
2 People
$550.00
1 Person
$275.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, River

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

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

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...

About Your 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!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, River

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.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

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

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 7 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.

Captain Craig

Certified Damn Good Guide
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Independent Guide 41 yrs of exp.
Quality
Expert Oriented
Adventurous
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
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’...

About Your Guide

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Captain Craig

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide 41 yrs of exp.
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!
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
12 ft sturgeon
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
BBQ Steak and oysters

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
12 ft sturgeon
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
BBQ Steak and oysters
Whats your favorite band?
Metallica
Whats your favorite movie?
Jaws
Whats your favorite sports team?
Sea hawks
Whats your drink of choice?
Gatorade
What was your last halloween costume?
Monster dude
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Seat covers
How did you get started guiding?
Everyone know was pushing me to do it for years so I Just decided to do it and I love it
What makes you different from other guides?
I’m all about the clients and going the extra mile not the buck
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Start Location

Tillamook, OR, USA
Areas Fished
  • Nehalem Bay
  • Columbia River
  • Kilchis River
  • Wilson RIver

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Drift Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Clackacraft
Year Built
2010
Boat Length
18'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Drift Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Clackacraft
Year Built
2010
Boat Length
18'
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, River

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.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

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

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 7 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Chinook Salmon
  • Coho Salmon

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Jigging
  • 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%).
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip and receive 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 reviews

Benjamin

Verified Review

May 2

Captain Craig was the best guide we experienced. He was friendly, experienced and efficient. He knew the crab grounds and we wasted no time- please call him for a great time- My birthday was spent catching Dungenese crabs!
Ben & Pam

Benjamin

Verified Review

May 2

Captain Craig was the best guide we experienced. He was friendly, experienced and efficient. He knew the crab grounds and we wasted no time- please call him for a great time- My birthday was spent catching Dungenese crabs!
Ben & Pam
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Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

“Outstanding fishing experience! Captian Craig was knowledgeable and friendly. Top-notch equipment, clean boat, and plenty of crab caught. Perfect for all skill levels. Breathtaking scenery and passionate captain. Highly recommend for an unforgettable adventure. Five stars!”

Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

“Outstanding fishing experience! Captian Craig was knowledgeable and friendly. Top-notch equipment, clean boat, and plenty of crab caught. Perfect for all skill levels. Breathtaking scenery and passionate captain. Highly recommend for an unforgettable adventure. Five stars!”
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Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

Had the greatest time aboard with Craig. Highly recommend booking with Craig as he is knowledgeable about the area and harvesting shellfish/seafood. He is so easy to chat with and has a great sense of humor. He keeps the tour exciting throughout and our group will definitely be back to get out on the water with Craig.
-Jackie from HI

Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

Had the greatest time aboard with Craig. Highly recommend booking with Craig as he is knowledgeable about the area and harvesting shellfish/seafood. He is so easy to chat with and has a great sense of humor. He keeps the tour exciting throughout and our group will definitely be back to get out on the water with Craig.
-Jackie from HI
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William

Verified Review

February 25

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!

William

Verified Review

February 25

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!
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David

Verified Review

December 9

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

David

Verified Review

December 9

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
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Benjamin

Verified Review

May 2

Izzy was the best guide ever, friendly, informative and experienced. We will definitely be back to Garibaldi to crab with him again!!!!

Benjamin

Verified Review

May 2

Izzy was the best guide ever, friendly, informative and experienced. We will definitely be back to Garibaldi to crab with him again!!!!
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Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

Absolutely fantastic experience! The crabbing trip was everything we hoped for and more. The captain was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, making the excursion not only successful but also enjoyable. We caught plenty of crabs, and the scenery was breathtaking. Highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for a memorable adventure on the water

Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

Absolutely fantastic experience! The crabbing trip was everything we hoped for and more. The captain was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, making the excursion not only successful but also enjoyable. We caught plenty of crabs, and the scenery was breathtaking. Highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for a memorable adventure on the water
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Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

We had the best time with Captain Craig! Highly recommend⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ashton

Verified Review

March 15

We had the best time with Captain Craig! Highly recommend⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Jocelyn

Verified Review

December 23

Captain Craig was amazing and so patient with us! We can’t wait to book another trip!!

Jocelyn

Verified Review

December 23

Captain Craig was amazing and so patient with us! We can’t wait to book another trip!!
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Rick

Verified Review

October 27

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

Rick

Verified Review

October 27

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
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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!