Fishing Trip Info.
What We Provide
- All Tackle, Bait, and Equipment.
- All Fish Cleaning and Filleting, if desired.
- All necessary Safety Equipment (Life Jackets/First Aid Kits)
You will need to bring a fishing license which you can purchase online at the links below.
otherwise you will need to bring your own food and beverages.
No Experience Necessary
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Full Day Fishing Trip ............... $200 (plus local taxes)
50% required deposit
to hold date which is refundable
if cancelled 90 days prior to trip.
All credit card final payment will be do prior to the day of fishing,
but we can take cash, check, or card on the water if necessary.
Where We Fish
A map of the areas we fish, as well as what we are fishing for during each season.
- Woodland, Washington (SW Washington on the Columbia River/Lewis River): Year Round: King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead
- Portland, Oregon (Willamette River/Multnomah Channel): March – June: King Salmon & Sturgeon
- Astoria, Oregon (Buoy 10/Columbia River): June – September: King Salmon, Sturgeon
- Longview, Washington (Cowlitz River/Columbia River): July-September: Summer Chinook Salmon, Steelhead
- Kalama River (Mainstream Columbia River): March – June: King Salmon, Steelhead
- Bonneville Dam (Columbia River): February – September: King Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon
- Stevenson, Washington (Wind River/Drano Lake): April – October: King Salmon
- Oregon Coast: September – November: King Salmon, Coho Salmon
Spring Chinook Salmon
Fall Chinook Salmon
Fall Chinook Salmon are sometimes referred to as the "Hawgs" and range from 20 to 50 lbs. They enter the mouth of Columbia River at Buoy 10 in August along with the Coho Salmon which provides a mixed bag with lots of catching!!
The Buoy 10 fishery is one of the hottest spots for catching Salmon anywhere in the World! TopGuidesNW knows all of the hottest fishing spots from Buoy 10 to the Cowlitz, Lewis, & Sandy rivers and then Bonneville Dam.
TopGuidesNW is a world class sturgeon fishing guide service.
The Columbia River and Willamette River have the world’s largest population of sturgeon just waiting to fill your day with intense action throughout your trip. Legal size "keepers" are 38"-54" inches and a Sturgeon catch of 18 to 40 fish per day is common.
We are experts on the Sturgeon migration through the Columbia River, beginning in Astoria all the way to Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge. Fishing for Sturgeon is full of action packed fun!!!
"Oversize" Sturgeon are the big boys!!! These Magnificent Monsters are a fish of a life time. There is not many places in the world you can catch a fish this BIG!! An Oversized Sturgeon is 7 to 12 Foot and weigh between 150 to 1000 lbs.
There is nothing in the world like having a 400 lb. fish that is over 10 foot long come completely out of the water and shake his head then go back down for another 100 yard run. These fights can take over an hour before you get them into the boat.
We target the beast when the shad are running, which we catch and use for bait during May through September. So be ready for a workout. Our Oversized Sturgeon Guide trips are on the Columbia River from Portland Oregon to Bonneville Dam.
Kokanee Fishing In Southwest Washington is AWESOME! Not only doesTopGuidesNW fish in the Columbia River and its tributaries, but we also guide in the pristine hills of Lake Merwin. There you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and fish for the hard fighting Kokanee; a landlocked sockeye salmon that can be compared to the spring salmon for taste.
Lake Merwin is one of the most popular Kokanee fishing lakes in the Northwest and every year anglers from all over Washington head to this reservoir to catch HUGE Kokanee. Their meat is bright red and it's never oily so you get a premium fillet that is considered by some as the best tasting Salmon you can get.
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