Fishing Guides

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Columbia River

  • Chinook Salmon

  • Coho Salmon

  • Steelhead

  • Kokanee

  • Waterfowl

Columbia River

Fishing Guides – Hunting Guides


Columbia River Salmon Fishing

Columbia River Waterfowl Hunting

Booking 2023 Season

Look no further than the “Top Guides” for your next trip. Our Professional Guides are the Top Columbia  Fishing and Hunting Guides on the river.

Why Use
Top Guides Northwest?
We Have The Experience To Give You An Experience You Will Never Forget

 Only the best guides. Here at TopGuidesNW we are creating a new culture and generation of hunting and fishing guides that enriches the experience for the customer and

gives quality of life to our guides. Our guides are customer rated, so you’re guaranteed an awesome trip!

We catch more fish and shoot more birds. We only hire guides with high catch/kill ratios who have the skills and knowledge to help you have the most memorable trip ever.

Over 30 years experience! Top Guides has extensive knowledge of most popular hunting and fishing spots in the Northwest, including the Columbia River and its tributaries. We are licensed in both Washington and Oregon, allowing us to guide year-round for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, summer and winter run Steelhead, Sturgeon and Waterfowl.

Our guides eat, breathe and sleep these rivers and will share their techniques for hooking the most fish and shooting the most birds. All guides are U.S. Coast Guard Master Licensed, Insured and CPR and First Aid Certified.

Nothing But Net!

Bill Rivas Owner and Guide of Top Guides NW with his decades of knowledge and satisfied customers has developed one of the “TOP” fishing and hunting guide businesses in Oregon  and WashingtonBill has created a destination point and experience centred around catching fish, customer service and putting smiles on faces that draws customers in from all over the world.

Top Guides NW  is the best guide service for Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead, Kokanee and Waterfowl. TopGuidesNW, focuses on the Lewis River, Cowlitz River, Columbia River, Willamette River, Lake Merwin and all the popular streams of the Northwest including Buoy 10 salmon fishing near Astoria, Oregon. The photo below is a few happy clients holding Fall Chinook Salmon caught less than one hour from downtown Portland, Oregon.

Top Guides NW also provides educational trips for the sportsman that is looking to fine-tune his arsenal and fishing skills. Anything from side drifting for steelhead and salmon, trolling, back bouncing, mooching, fly fishing, flycasting, anchoring techniques for Columbia River, reading water and finding the “hot spot”, you name it. One day with one of our guides at TopGuidesNW will enhance your fishing skills and set you far above the average fisherman!!

TopGuidesNW  is your Columbia River fishing guide service that offers hunting and fishing trips all over the Northwest from the mouth of the Columbia River to Bonneville Dam, in Oregon and the SW Washington, to the coastal streams as well. At TopGuidesNW, we truly have a passion for hunting and fishing and all of our guides maintain a five star rating for NW fishing guides and charters. TopGuidesNW, has the very best hunting and fishing guides you will find in the Northwest, but perhaps more importantly is the fact that “you will never find guides that are friendlier, more fun to be with, who work extremely hard to make sure everyone in the boat catches fish and has an extremely fun and exciting adventure…” (taken from a customer testimonial by Larry Hyatt).

Columbia River Salmon Fishing, Sturgeon Fishing, and Steelhead Fishing in Oregon and Washington with TopGuidesNW, who does everything in their power to make sure you have a fun day and that EVERYONE in the boat catches fish.

At TopGuidesNW  the best Columbia River Hunting and Fishing Guide service, we catch more King Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon than anyone. Don’t take our word for it, photos tell our story better than words. TopGuidesNW, provides you the best guided fishing trips you can find. Our five star guides put in that extra effort so you can have fun, be comfortable, safe, and have a memory of a life time. Each TopGuidesNW, trip offers a professional, exciting and fun-filled trip, that you will want to come back time and time again.

The Columbia River has some of the best fishing in the world. Book a trip with TopGuidesNW, today and be in the boats that catches limits of King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon. TopGuidesNW, offers this service for you, your family, your friends, your business associates. The Columbia River has the largest runs of Salmon and Steelhead in the lower 48 states and the best Sturgeon fishing in the world. Top GuidesNW fishes for these amongst the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, the woodlands and mountains of the region which will enrich your fishing adventure.


TopGuidesNW, Columbia River Fishing Service will provide an exciting and fun-filled trip. You will want to come back time and time again.  Join us for the Columbia River Salmon Fishing Season or the Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing Season.

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ask Bill

Bill Rivas has the knowledge and experience of three generations of guiding and fishing / hunting the Columbia River and its tributaries along with the most popular hunting and fishing spots in the Northwest. Being licensed to guide in both Washington and Oregon allows him to guide year around for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Waterfowl.

Bill is U.S. Coast Guard Master Licensed, Insured and CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ted Johnson
Local Guide · 254 reviews

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Bill Rivas of Top Guides NW is an amazing outdoorsman. He knows the Columbia like the back of his hand and is one of the top fishing guides and hunting guides on the water today. His knowledge of Salmon and Sturgeon is incredible and it shows by the number of fish he helps his clients catch. We are looking forward to hunting for Ducks and Geese with Rill this coming fall.
T. Johnson

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