Northwest Fishing Adventures 23'

The Columbia River has both wild and hatchery Chinook and Steelhead migrating up the river year-round. Book a trip with Captain Herman Fleishman to give yourself the best chance of taking a few of them home for barbecues and fine dining.

He has an Alumaweld Columbia fishing boat that runs on a powerful 150 HP Mercury engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots which means you can get yourself along the river quickly to some of Herman’s favorite fishing spots. The vessel is spacious enough for a few of your friends to join you as you aim to fill your bags with fish.

When fishing with Captain Herman on the Columbia River you will be targeting Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. Techniques such as drift and anchor fishing as well as trolling with bait will be used to tempt them to bite.

A good range of high-quality rods, reels, lures, light, and heavy tackle will be provided to ensure you have the best chance of having a successful day as possible. Additionally, Captain Herman will clean your catch for you so you can take it straight home.

Before you join Captain Herman, make sure that you get yourself a fishing license that can be purchased online. Take some drinks and snacks also, and weather-appropriate clothing depending on the season. If you’re in Portland, there’s no need to look elsewhere. Get onto the Columbia River and reel them in!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 10 - Jun 23
    US $450
    You'll head out on Captain Herman's 23' Alumaweld to chase after the Steelhead and Chinook that make their way through the waters here. Don't be concerned if you're not confident at fishing. Herman loves to teach people how to fish and how to improve their techniques. Beginners and children are encouraged to head out onto the river with him.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
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FAQs about Northwest Fishing Adventures 23'

Northwest Fishing Adventures 23' offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $225 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Northwest Fishing Adventures 23', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Lorance
  • Fishfinder Lorance

Trips booked with Northwest Fishing Adventures 23' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Northwest Fishing Adventures 23' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Main Columbia and lower Willamette )
  • Inshore Fishing

Northwest Fishing Adventures 23' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Northwest Fishing Adventures 23' include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)

Meet the Captain

Herman Fleishman
Warren, Oregon, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
46 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
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Captain Herman Fleishman has been an avid fisherman since he was 12 years old. He started running this fishing charter in 2014 but he also used to guide when he was a younger man in Alaska in the 1980s. Not only does he love taking you out, but he also loves to teach you the successful methods that he's been using for decades. His passion for teaching runs beyond his charter as he is a member of a few fishing organizations that aim to enhance fishing for future generations.

About this listing

Targeted species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Alumaweld (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Main Columbia and lower Willamette
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Lorance
Fishfinder
Lorance

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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

No additional fees.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
67%
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Michael P.
Montrose, CO
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 11, 2023
Equipment and boat was in excellent condition. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide! Will definitely book again when I visit...
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Richard D.
Benton City, Washington
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On Time, Fished Hard All Day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 20, 2021
We booked with Herman and he was personable and professional. We had some tough wind conditions and he worked hard to find...
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Walter B.
Crestview, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 10, 2021
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Heather D.
Puyallup, WA
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 12, 2020
Herman is very helpful and knowledgeable.
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Brent R.
Winnemucca, NV
Very good
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No fish, but a good Captain

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 17, 2020
Fish weren’t biting today. Saw one fish hauled in a 1000 boats. Capt. Herman is a cool cat though. If you want a good time...
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