Join Sandy River Guide Service for an unforgettable fishing trip. Captain Barry Buckland lives off the land and catches fish that others might never see during their lifetime.

Step on board his 17’ ClackaCraft drift boat, a classic vessel that can have you and 2 of your fishing friends on board. The fishfinder, paired with the captain’s extensive knowledge, will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it.

The day will be spent targeting Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon, surrounded by Oregon’s beautiful scenery. You’ll use a range of techniques, depending on your experience level, from trolling to jigging. Even the little ones will enjoy this trip, getting back to nature and away from the WiFi.

All rods and reels are provided for the day. The gear won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy catch. Food and drink for the day will also be supplied. Please purchase a fishing license before the trip from Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Office – if you’ve never purchased a license before, your captain is happy to answer any questions about this. For the species that can be kept (the captain will let you know which ones are in season) he will happily fillet them for you.

Book now for a wholesome trip with Sandy River Guide Service. You are sure to have a great time and tell all your friends about it when you’re back.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $280
    Spend 4 hours on the beautiful Sandy River targeting Steelhead, Coho, and Chinook Salmon. Everything you need for a successful fishing trip is included, from rods and reels to the live bait. Please purchase a fishing license before the trip. Snacks and drinks are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $360
    This 6 hour trip will have you targeting Coho, Chinook, and Steelhead. All rods and reels are provided, as well as bait and lures. Food and drink will also be supplied. Please purchase a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $440
    This trip goes after Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead. All fishing gear and tackle for the day are provided. Food and drink are also supplied. Please purchase a fishing license before the trip.
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About the Captain

Barry Buckland
Troutdale, Oregon, United States
1 Fishing Report
99 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
Barry Buckland makes his living off the land, navigating rivers and catching Salmon and Steelhead. He connects anglers from all over the country to the beautiful Sandy River. He's very experienced and you can learn a lot from him, even if you're not a beginner angler. Join him and see why so many guests return to him year after year.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

ClackaCraft (Drift boat) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 10HP Min Kota engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Sandy River

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 99 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (97)
Full day with Barry
Full day with Barry
3\/4 day trip
+94
Angler Rating
85
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Chris W.
Portland, OR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Trip - We Learned a Lot & Had Fun!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 28, 2022
My buddy & I had a blast going down the sandy river with Barry! He’s clearly an experienced angler and fun to spend the day...
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Cassidy K.
Beaverton, OR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Barry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 17, 2022
Although we weren’t able to catch anything, Barry was incredibly helpful and showed us all the best spots to fish. We had...
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Julie L.
Vancouver, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 8, 2022
Three of us went out on the Sandy with Captain Barry this week. Barry was extremely knowledgeable about the river and the fish....
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Keith T.
Bossier City, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Barry

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 1, 2022
Our original plans had to change! Barry called and said the river was too high and muddy on Sunday so we switched to Wednesday...
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Adam G.
Los Angeles, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Barry is the man!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 18, 2022
Awesome time drifting down river. Barry was very knowledgeable has grown up on the river all his life knew all the key spots...
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FAQs about Sandy River Guide Service

Sandy River Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $140 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $180 per person - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $220 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sandy River Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sandy River Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Sandy River Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Sandy River)

Sandy River Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sandy River Guide Service include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)