Join BJ Guide Service fishing the rivers and inshore ocean waters of Northwest Oregon. Owner and guide Billy Johnson is a lifetime lower Columbia resident fisherman. He was born into a family of fishermen, so you can be sure that he knows the best fishing grounds in the area!

Come aboard the 25’ Koffler center console boat and head for your next adventure. The boat has all the navigational equipment you need in order for your trip to be productive. It’s powered by 2 Mercury 200 HP engines.

The boat can accommodate up to 6 people fishing at once, and it’s wheelchair accessible. The captain has regular clients with disabilities, so he’s experienced in helping everyone have a great time on board!

All the fishing gear will be provided by your guide. Guide Billy only uses top-notch equipment, and all you need to do is get a fishing license, which can be done online.

Depending on the season, you’ll be targeting Chinook and Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Sturgeon. All trips are season and tide dependant, so your guide will give you all the details beforehand.

On the full day trip, you can go river fishing, and then head out to the inshore waters of the Pacific Ocean for a full experience.

This is a great trip to take your kids on, since they have a lot of fun with guide Billy. There are life jackets of all sizes, and there’s no charge for children under 6. There’s a porta-potty toilet on the boat, but it’s possible to stop by a proper restroom if need be.

You’ll be fishing using live bait, which is always caught the day before the trip. All you need to bring is your fishing license, some rain gear, and food and drinks to stay refreshed throughout the day.

Get ready for a great fishing adventure with BJ Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 25 - Nov 25
    $1,000
    In case you want to spend the whole day out fishing on a private charter, this is the trip for you. Depending on the season, the target species will be Sturgeon, Rainbow Trout, and Chinook and Coho Salmon. Fishing is very dependant on the tide, so you will arrange everything with your captain in advance. He will provide all the equipment you need, just make sure to get your fishing license and bring some rain gear. You are welcome to bring food and drinks as well. Get ready for a day of adventure!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 25 - Nov 25
    $400
    Book this trip if you're up for spending a whole day on the water on a shared charter. You'll target seasonal species like Chinook and Coho Salmon, Sturgeon, and Rainbow Trout. There's always something to target, so depending on the time of year and the tide, you'll get information on the target species in advance. You can go either river fishing or on the inshore ocean waters, since they're 6 miles apart in this area. All you need is a fishing license, some rain gear, food, drinks, and you're all set!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 25 - Nov 25
    $300
    This is a great trip for you if you want to do some light fishing in the rivers or the inshore ocean waters on a shared boat. You'll target Rainbow Trout, Salmon, and Sturgeon, depending on the season and the tide. The captain will give you all the information regarding the target species in advance. You should get a fishing license for all trips. All the gear will be provided on board, all you need is some snacks and rain gear depending on the weather.
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About the Captain

Billy Johnson
Warrenton, Oregon, United States
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Member since July 2019
Captain Billy has been licensed for 25 years, and fishing for much longer. He was born into a family of fishermen, and both his grandfather and his dad had boats. He's experienced and knowledgeable, familiar with all the hidden spots in the area. He'll tell the customers everything there is to know about the area and impress them with his in-depth history knowledge (the only ever bombed place in mainland US is 1 mile away from his house! - June 21, 194 Fort Stevens).

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Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Koffler (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Rusty C.
Portland, OR
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Day fishing for sturgeon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on July 9, 2021
BJ is the man! He knew exactly where to go for monsters. We caught 17 Sturgeon all between 4 and 7 ft unfortunately the camera...
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Chandler, Arizona
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Half Day Sturgeon fishing with Captain Billy Johnson

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared on May 16, 2021
Morning Sturgeon Fishing at the mouth of the Columbia River.  Caught and released 8 sturgeon in a 4 hour trip.  Captain Billy...
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Winlock, Washington
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BJ is absolutely amazing!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on June 29, 2021
BJ is so personable and makes for a great experience. I would totally go out with him again when we come back.  He has great...
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Tyler D.
The Dalles, OR
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on August 6, 2021
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Kieran W.
Portland, OR
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Columbia river w nilly

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared on August 30, 2020
Awesome day
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FAQs about BJ's Guide Service

BJ's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with BJ's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box (Coolers)

Trips booked with BJ's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught the day before.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

BJ's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

BJ's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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