Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland

Captain Lance Fisher grew up fishing in Portland. He turned his passion into a profession in 2001 when he started his own fishing guide service, “Lance Fisher Fishing”! Since then he’s guided countless anglers to their dream catch in the Pacific Northwest.

Whether you’ve got a wealth of experience or it’s your first time setting out on the water, Capt. Lance has the experience and know-how to ensure you have a great day hooking some fish!

Board his 25’ Willie Raptor performance fishing boat. This efficient beauty was custom made with your comfort and optimized fishing in mind. She runs with ease in diverse waters and has plenty of space for 6 anglers to fish and enjoy the day in comfort.

Portland is one of the more unique cities in the world when it comes to world-class fishing. Within the Portland area, you’ll find the Columbia River, the Willamette River, the Sandy River, and the Clackamas River. Just a short drive away are the Columbia River Gorge, and the Lewis River. These fantastic waterways offer amazing fishing opportunities for Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon year-round.

It’s Capt. Lance’s goal to get you on the fish and create the best fishing experience possible for you. As a result, your launch location may change based on the season, conditions, and where the best fishing is. If Capt. Lance himself is not available to take you out on the day of your trip, he has some experienced, hand picked guides who will step in to help you make some wonderful memories.

Top of the line rods, reels, and tackle await on board. Capt. Lance is G. Loomis and Shimano Pro Staffer, meaning you’ll be using the best there is. All you need to bring are whatever drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy, as well as a valid fishing license. Capt. Lance will provide the link and the details to help you purchase the right license.

Leave the rest to Capt. Lance as you enjoy the scenic waters in Portland!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $550
    This is a shared trip and you’ll be fishing with other passionate anglers on board. Explore the Columbia River or Willamette River for delicious Salmon, catch a view of the Cascade Mountain Range! These waters are teeming with the pink-fleshed fish and there’s beautiful wildlife to take in too. Capt. Lance takes are of all everything you need for a successful day of fishing. Just bring along drinks, snacks, and an appropriate fishing license.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Summer Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $550
    This is a shared trip and you’ll be fishing with other passionate anglers on board. Take in beautiful views and abundant wildlife while fishing the Columbia River or Lewis River for Steelhead! Anglers of all skill levels are welcome and all of your fishing gear is provided. Pack drinks, snacks, and remember to purchase a valid fishing license before setting off.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Winter Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 21
    $550
    This is a shared trip and you’ll be fishing with other passionate anglers on board. Take in beautiful views and abundant wildlife while fishing the Columbia River or Lewis River for Steelhead! Anglers of all skill levels are welcome and all of your fishing gear is provided. Pack drinks, snacks, and remember to purchase a valid fishing license before setting off.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $1,000
    Sturgeon fishing on the Willamette River or Columbia River means action packed-fishing. This catch-and-release fishery is open the majority of the year and can be combined with Chinook fishing in the spring. Spend the day battling fish while enjoying the company of your friends and family! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy, as well as an appropriate fishing license. Capt. Lance takes care of the rest!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $1,600
    Explore the Columbia River or Willamette River. These fisheries have healthy supplies of delicious pink fish and are surrounded by incredible scenery. Take in views of Cascade Mountain Range and spot Bald eagles and Osprey soaring above. Capt. Lance welcomes anglers of all skill levels aboard and provides all of your gear. Pack any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and don’t forget to buy an appropriate fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jun 6
    $1,600
    Settle in for 8-hours of action-packed Sturgeon fishing on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers! The catch-and-release fishery here is open during most of the year. Head down in the springtime and add some Chinook Salmon fishing into the mix too. This is a great way to get out on the water for a rod-bending day with families and friends. Anglers off all skill levels are welcome and Capt. Lance provides all of your gear. Just bring snacks, drinks, and an appropriate fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Winter Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 21
    $1,600
    Catch a view of the Cascade Mountain Range on this full-day Steelhead fishing trip! You’ll explore the productive waters and take in the beautiful scenery in the Columbia River or Lewis River. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard and Capt. Lance provides all of the gear and know-how necessary. Pack your snacks, drinks, and fishing license and you’re good to go!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Summer Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,650
    Catch a view of the Cascade Mountain Range on this full-day Steelhead fishing trip! You’ll explore the productive waters and take in the beautiful scenery in the Columbia River or Lewis River. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard and Capt. Lance provides all of the gear and know-how necessary. Pack your snacks, drinks, and fishing license and you’re good to go!
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About the Charter Operator

Lance Fisher Fishing
Portland, Oregon, United States
2 Fishing Reports
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14 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2020
I am a native Oregonian and have fished since I was able to hold a rod. I began life as a guide in 2001 and have since hosted thousands of clients, both private and corporate. There's nothing I like more than getting clients out fishing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Over the years I have written and photographed for numerous regional and national publications, providing tips and tactics for cold water fishing to fellow anglers. This knowledge and love for the sport has also translated into numerous seminars for fishermen over the years. In addition, I spent 11 years hosting the NW Outdoor Show, which was a syndicated radio show where I hosted regional fishing authorities and national personalities. Fishing is something that’s better when shared, and I use all of my expertise to provide the best guided fishing trip I can. Whether you prefer a private trip or like to meet others on a shared boat, I look forward to sharing some time on the water with you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Willie (Performance fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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, 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Day trip with Capt Dave
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Mike M.
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Day trip with Capt Dave

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon on April 20, 2022
Cold and wet, but great time.  Kids and wife had to leave early due to weather but Capt was fine helping out.  Stayed out...
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon on April 22, 2022
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sturgeon on March 13, 2021
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Great Salmon Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon on September 12, 2020
One of the most pleasant fishing experiences in my nearly 74 years!! Loved it and we are going to go again.
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FAQs about Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland

Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip – Salmon (8 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip – Summer Steelhead (8 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip – Winter Steelhead (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Sturgeon (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Salmon (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Sturgeon (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Winter Steelhead (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip – Summer Steelhead (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin GPS 6208)
  • Fishfinder (GSD 24 Fish Finder)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Top of the line G. Loomis Rods and Shimano Reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Columbia, Willamette, Clackamas, Lewis, Cowlitz)
  • Lake Fishing

Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (for Sturgeon Fishing on Upper Columbia River)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Sturgeon