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 trophy Chinook and Coho Salmon. But it doesn’t end there. You can also go after Sturgeon, Crabs, Steelhead, and Sockeye Salmon. You can go trolling or bottom fishing - it all depends on what you want to catch. 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.

Anvil Outdoors Guide Service doesn’t stay on one spot. Fish anywhere from Portland to Astoria, or to SW Washington State - they’ll take you where the fish are!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv.
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $450
    Lower Columbia River, from Bonneville dam to Longview, WA. March, April, May, Sept, Oct. (Portland, Vancouver, Camas, Ridgefield, Kalama, Wooldand, Longview, Carson, North Bonneville)
  • Shared trip
    Spring Chinook Columbia/Willamette
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $450
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Kokanee Salmon (Sockeye)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 30
    $390
    Landlocked Sockeye Salmon out of Woodland, WA. Kokanee are fun to catch, excellent eating and if smoked, it'll be the best smoked Salmon you can find. Awesome trip for family and kids of all ages. From December to late Spring in the Lewis River system of lakes. Merwin, Yale, and Swift Reservoirs. Trout and Coho are also available.
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About the Captain

Joel Henley
Washougal, Washington, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Crab Crab
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

River Wild (Performance 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
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Jamie W.
Meridian, ID
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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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Idaho Falls, ID
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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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MARK M.
Washougal, WA
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VERIFIED   Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv. on October 2, 2021
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Vancouver, WA
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VERIFIED   Astoria Chinook/Coho “Buoy 10” on August 7, 2021
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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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FAQs about Anvil Outdoors Guide Service

Anvil Outdoors Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $195 per person - Kokanee Salmon (Sockeye) (8 hours)
  • $225 per person - Chinook (King) Salmon Columbia Riv. (8 hours)
  • $225 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
  • Drinks

Anvil Outdoors Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Anvil Outdoors Guide Service include:
  • Crab
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Sturgeon