Corkem Fishing Northwest

Corkem Fishing Northwest wants to take you fishing in the beautiful and pristine waters of Northwest Oregon. Captain Dave Simpson has over thirty years of fishing experience as a skilled fisherman. He uses the finest techniques to make sure you will catch fish.

Dave specializes in catching some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Northwest, including Chinook Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. You will fish from a comfortable and reliable 22’ Aluminum North River that will accommodate up to 4 anglers. This boat was custom built and is equipped with all the latest electronics, safety equipment, and fishing gear. 

Chinook Salmon season begins in early spring and ends in the fall, providing many opportunities to catch the Salmon of your dreams. You will fish for the fall run of Salmon anywhere from the mighty Columbia River at Astoria’s famous buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam and everywhere in between. You will most likely catch spring Chinook in the Willamette or Columbia rivers. 

Sturgeon fishing is year-round and you will experience some of the greatest catch-and-release in Oregon. Crabbing season is best in the winter months, so if you are up to the challenge, you will end your day with some tasty Oregon Dungeness crab. 

You can choose a nice option of a full-day of fishing. If you prefer or are short on time, 1/2 day trips are available, too. For an extra charge, Dave will even provide lunch and beverages so all you have to do is come aboard, take a seat, and start fishing.

Book a trip today with Corkem Fishing Northwest, and Capt. Dave will guarantee you a premier fishing experience of a lifetime and one you won’t soon forget.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $400
    This full day trip will start out on the Willamette or Columbia river, near Portland, Oregon. Depending on the season, you will target Chinook or Coho Salmon. Captain Dave will provide all the gear and all you will need is a fishing license and a lunch!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    This full day trip will start out on the Willamette or Columbia river, near Portland, Oregon, to target Chinook Salmon or catch and release Sturgeon. Capt. Dave will provide all the gear, you just need to bring a fishing license and a lunch.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Crab
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jan 1
    $300
    You will enjoy a full day of crabbing in one of the many great coastal bays northern Oregon has to offer. Limit 12 crab per person and is subject to weather conditions.

About the Captain

Dave Simpson
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
Angler's Choice
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41 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
I have been fishing the waters of the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. I landed in Oregon City, Oregon almost 25 years ago and started fishing the banks of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers and have been hooked ever since. After working in a precision and metal forming/stamping operation for 27 years and raising my two children, my wife of 31 years and I decided it was time for me to follow my passion and share my love for fishing and great outdoors with others. I truly enjoy teaching the art and science behind fising to anyone who is interested in learning.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

North River (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Joey P.
Middle River, MD
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Full day salmon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon on August 21, 2021
Went out with Dave once and booked another trip within the week! Awesome time out on the Columbia river with capt Dave, very...
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Ashley M.
Portland, OR
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Great day fishing Chinnook

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon on August 9, 2021
This was a blast. Capt. Dave knows his rivers and fish.  He put us on seven fish but was only able to boat two of them. ...
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Ryan L.
Keizer, OR
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Salmon sturgeon with Dave

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Sturgeon on April 17, 2021
Dave is a great guide with a good sense of the river and the fish!. My boys had a great time catching some sturgeon and I hooked...
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Jon D.
Portland, Oregon
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Salmon on August 25, 2021
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Middle River, MD
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon on August 13, 2021
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FAQs about Corkem Fishing Northwest

Corkem Fishing Northwest offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Full Day Trip – Crab (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - Full Day Trip - Salmon (8 hours)
  • $200 per person - Full Day Trip – Sturgeon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Corkem Fishing Northwest, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Bucket seat)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Corkem Fishing Northwest include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, G.Loomis)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Corkem Fishing Northwest offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Corkem Fishing Northwest offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Corkem Fishing Northwest include:
  • Crab
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Sturgeon