Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook

The waters of Tillamook Bay and beyond have a lot to offer to all levels of anglers, and few know it better than Big Johnson’s Guide Service! Captain Jamison Johnson has spent most of his life fishing in the area, so he knows where all the best fish hide and how to get them to bite.

Salmon is the prized catch here, and it’s hardly a surprise, seeing how hard-fighting and tasty they are. Chinook and Coho are popular in Tillamook Bay and in the ocean waters around it. If you come in August, Capt. Jamison will take you to British Columbia, to experience the legendary Buoy 10 fishery.

But there’s more than Salmon to Tillamook fishing. Halibut are abundant here, along with Steelhead and Black Seabass. Crabbing is another popular pastime and you can try it out year-round – it’s a lot of fun, not to mention that you’ll be savoring your delicious catch right after your trip.

You’ll be fishing out of a 20’ Willie’s aluminum fisher with twin 150 HP Yamaha engines and more than enough room to accommodate up to 4 anglers. Thanks to the reliable marine electronics, you’ll closely follow your prey and then use Okuma fishing gear to reel it in.

Your guide will provide both live bait and lures, depending on what species you’d like to target and what works best. When you come back to shore, Capt. Jamison will clean and fillet the catch for your convenience so that you can enjoy it as soon as possible.

Feel free to come fishing with your kids and let them learn fishing basics and have fun with you. The only thing you should think about before the trip is stocking up drinks and food, and bringing your fishing license.

For all your fishing endeavors on Tillamook Bay, turn to Big Johnson’s Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    This is a great trip for anglers who'd like to explore the potential of Tillamook Bay and maybe meet fellow anglers from the area as well. Whether it's Salmon you're after, Steelhead, Halibut, Black Seabass, or Dungeness Crab, you've come to the right place. Grab your fishing license, drinks, snacks, and lunch, and hop aboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    We will crab for appropriately 4 hours or until everyone in the group gets a limit of crabs. A 4-person limit to a group. If you have a bigger group, we can add another boat.
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Salmon Fishing
July fishing trip
Great Day!
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Angler rating
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
87%
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D’anne R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on December 28, 2023
D’anne R. recommends Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook
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Christine S.
Madison, WI
Excellent
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Great Day!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on July 12, 2023
Delicious fish and crab, and so much more!  Seeing giant sunfish up close! Seeing dolphins and sharks and seals!
Christine S. recommends Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook
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Bruce B.
Chandler, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on July 26, 2023
Great time. Jamison worked hard for our fish.
Bruce B. recommends Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook
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Jeff L.
Rigby, ID
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with Captain Jamison

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on July 15, 2023
Jamison is very knowledgeable and tries his best to find the fish.
Jeff L. recommends Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook
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Dan D.
Churchville, PA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Salmon Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on September 13, 2023
Captain Jamison was a great guide and worked to find us fish.  Would highly recommend this trip.
Dan D. recommends Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook
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FAQs about Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook

Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Crabbing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big Johnson's Guide Service – Tillamook include:
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Seabass (Black)

Meet the Captain

Jamison Johnson
Tillamook, Oregon, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
54 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2019
Captain Jamison Johnson has been fishing the local waters for over 40 years and he's been running charters for over a decade. He decided to dedicate his life to taking people fishing because he wanted to share his angling passion and knowledge with others. When he's not taking his customers out, Capt. Jamison often participates in local tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Willies (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Okuma
Live Bait
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
All ages welcome, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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