Dave's Fisheng Guide Service

If you’re looking to experience some first-class Sturgeon fishing in the Pacific Northwest, Captain Dave Eng invites you to join him onboard Dave’s Fisheng Guide Service for a fun and productive day out on the waters of Eagle Creek, Oregon. No matter your age or skill level, Capt. Dave can’t wait to use his years of knowledge and experience to help you reel ‘em in, local-style!

Capt. Dave has been operating his guide service for a year, but has been exploring these fishing grounds for the past 45 years. He lives along the Clackamas River, so it’s fair to say that he really is at home on these waters! As well as plenty of hands-on experience, he has also worked at Salmon Trout Steelheader magazine since 2001, and loves sharing the knowledge he has built up with both new and seasoned anglers.

Capt. Dave targets a variety of different fishing grounds, including local rivers, lakes, and inshore waters. He’ll arrange the exact location with you before your trip, depending on where the fish are biting. You’ll be traveling out to the hottest grounds around in a 25’ River Wild aluminum fishing vessel. She’s perfectly built to cruise the kinds of waters that Sturgeon, Salmon, and Trout thrive in.

Onboard, you’ll find all the necessary safety and navigational gear, including outriggers for maximum fishability! You’ll also be decked out with top-quality Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods and reels.

Capt. Dave prides himself on offering his guests everything that is needed for an incredible trip, so all you need to do is show up with your friends and family, and get ready for a top-notch, educational day on the water. Kids under 14 will get to fish with a huge discount!

Come aboard Dave’s Fisheng Guide Service and get ready to reel ‘em in, local-style!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Sturgeon (Catch&Release)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Apr 1
    US $264
  • Shared trip
    Half Day – Winter Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Apr 1
    US $300
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Sturgeon Catch & Release
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 24
    US $450
    Catch and release the living monsters up to 10 feet!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Winter Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Apr 1
    US $450
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Chinook
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Nov 1
    US $1,200
    Fishing the Columbia, Willamette, and Clackamas rivers. Start time is prone to changes.
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Dave is the Best!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Winter Steelhead on March 26, 2024
Dave was really fun, the fishing was great, the boat was super comfortable.  We couldn’t be happier and will definitely...
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AJ B.
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8 hour day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Chinook on July 2, 2023
Put us on the fish, great conversation and very accommodating. Will be going out with again soon.
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Stacy D.
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Great fun

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Chinook on October 22, 2023
With Dave Eng, it was not just fishing, it was catching!!!
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Katsina B.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Chinook on August 4, 2023
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Half Day with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Sturgeon (Catch&Release) on March 24, 2022
We booked the half day sturgeon fishing with Dave and it was incredible. He’s great company and was awesome with our two...
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FAQs about Dave's Fisheng Guide Service

Dave's Fisheng Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $132 per person - Half Day Sturgeon (Catch&Release) (4 hours)
  • US $150 per person - Half Day – Winter Steelhead (4 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Full Day – Sturgeon Catch & Release (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Full Day – Winter Steelhead (7 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Chinook (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dave's Fisheng Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dave's Fisheng Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimao, Daiwa)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Dave's Fisheng Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Columbia, Clackamas, and Willamette Rivers )
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Dave's Fisheng Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (anchored for Sturgeon )
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dave's Fisheng Guide Service include:
  • Crab
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Sturgeon

Meet the Captain

David Eng
Portland, Oregon, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
25 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
"Fishing the Pacific NW for the last 45 years, I have worked in the fishing industry and since 2001 along with owning FISHENG PRODUCTS and the advertising executive at Salmon and Steelhead Journal, my home is on the Clackamas River so I guess you could say this is my passion, hobby, and job!" Capt. David has been a licensed captain for a year, but he’s been in this industry for an impressive 30 years. Fishing really is his life - his day job involves working for a fishing magazine! He's fished all over the world, and can't wait to share his years of knowledge and experience with you. Customers say he’s easy going, easy to be around, and has good boat demeanor. Who could be better equipped to introduce you to these plentiful waters?

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

River Wild (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 250HP 250 Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Columbia, Clackamas, and Willamette Rivers
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
anchored for Sturgeon
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimao, Daiwa
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
6 years and up

Payment

Pay online in full

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

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard

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