Anvil Outdoors Guide Service

Experience Columbia River Salmon fishing at its finest with Anvil Outdoors Guide Service. Captain Joel’s trips are novice and family-friendly, so there’s no angler left behind. No matter what your age and skill levels are, you can join one of these trips.

You’ll be fishing on a brand new 27’ River Wild Elite that accommodates up to 6 guests. The boat features the latest navigational electronics and a 250 HP V8 Mercury outboard.

As promised, this is the right place if you want to target Chinook and Coho Salmon. . You get to keep the catch and the captain will clean/fillet it for you before you leave the boat.

All fishing gear is provided! There’s no need to rent it or bring your own. There’s also going to be bottled water on the boat, but feel free to bring snacks and drinks of your choice. Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license.



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  • Private trip
    Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv.
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    US $500
    Lower Columbia River, from Bonneville dam to Longview, WA. March, April, May, Sept, Oct. (Portland, Vancouver, Camas, Ridgefield, Kalama, Wooldand, Longview, Carson, North Bonneville)
  • Private trip
    Spring Chinook Columbia/Willamette
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    US $500
    Lower Columbia and Willamette Rivers in March, April, and May. Come chase the elusive Columbia River Spring Chinook. One of the top two fillets of Salmon in the world.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Jamie W.
Meridian, ID
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Challenging full day

VERIFIED   Astoria Chinook/Coho “Buoy 10” on August 7, 2021
Took a Full day trip with Joel from anvil. Weather was ruff, fishing was tuff. It’s called fishing not catching, the boat...
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Timothy R.
Idaho Falls, ID
Excellent
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv. on October 3, 2021
We had an excellent time. Only 1 person on the boat caught anything but I guess thats why it is called fishing.  Will do this...
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Phyllis (. J.
Charleston, SC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Great day great captain

VERIFIED   Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv. on October 11, 2020
Captain Joel really knows the Columbia river gave us a great experience on the water and we successfully caught a king salmon!...
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MARK M.
Washougal, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
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Excellent
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VERIFIED   Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv. on October 2, 2021
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Dan D.
Grants Pass, OR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on October 7, 2020
Had a great time with captain and other customers. Beautiful views and good fishing near Beacon Rock!
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FAQs about Anvil Outdoors Guide Service

Anvil Outdoors Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per person - Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv. (8 hours)
  • US $250 per person - Spring Chinook Columbia/Willamette (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Anvil Outdoors Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Anvil Outdoors Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Anvil Outdoors Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Anvil Outdoors Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Anvil Outdoors Guide Service include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)

Meet the Captain

Joel Henley
Washougal, Washington, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
10 Customer reviews
Member since March 2018
My wife actually pushed me to do it because it is all I ever talk about. It was one of the best decisions of my life and I love what I do! Being outdoors and helping people catch fish is the best.

About this listing

Targeted species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

River Wild (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.