Big Johnson's Guide Service

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:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $200
    per person
    Choose this 8-hour trip when you want the whole boat just for your family or friends. Depending on the season and your fishing preferences, you can target Chinook and Coho Salmon, Halibut, Steelhead, Black Seabass, and more. You can even go crabbing if that's sometimes you'd like to try. You'll need your fishing license, as well as plenty of drinks and food.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $200
    per person
    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.
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About the Captain

Jamison Johnson
Tillamook, Oregon, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 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) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Boat Specs

Willie's (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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Experience
If you're looking for king salmon and Chinook fishing in Tillamook Oregon Jameson Johnson is the best by far!
If you're looking for king salmon and Chinook fishing in Tillamook Oregon Jameson Johnson is the best by far!
Fishing with Jamison
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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
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Eric C.
Newberg, OR
 5.00
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Awesome day fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  May 22, 2020
Captain Johnson worked hard making sure we got into some fish and had a good time.  He took the time to take us multiple...
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Richard H.
Tillamook, OR
 5.00
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Full day with Jamison and his friend Mike

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
We had a group of 8 family members and we split into 2 groups of 4 on their two boats.  We were very comfortable, well...
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Craig T.
Hillsboro, OR
 5.00
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Full Day Chinook Fishing

VERIFIED   August 26, 2019
Jamison Johnson is a great guide who obviously knows his stuff.  He is friendly and works well with his clients. ...
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Mark H.
El Cajon, CA
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Jameson is a beast! If you want to know a no joke fisherman this is him he takes you to the fish gives you an experience of...
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David H.
Portland, OR
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Jamison Johnson fishing in Newhalem Bay

VERIFIED   August 24, 2019
Great trip great boat ( new 2019 Willie) great tackle. The 2 of us had great experience 2 nice Kings by 8:30. Jamison...
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