Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon

RiverTrek NW is gearing up for a fantastic Columbia River King season! Salmon fishing in the Columbia River is without a question one of the biggest angling attractions in Oregon. From Astoria to Cascade Locks, this area is well-known for its abundance of King and Coho Salmon. Captain Wade Grant will track and follow these fish, making sure you have the best opportunity to reel in some prized catch.

Your trip will start on a 23’ Willie Boats aluminum fishing boat that can accommodate up to 6 guests. It’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. For navigation, the boat uses all the modern GPS, autopilot, fish-finder, and technology that will help you stay safe and on the right track throughout your trip.

Fishing the rivers of the Portland area will give you an excellent chance to catch summer Chinook Salmon, as well as Columbia River Fall Kings and the prized Upriver Brights. You and Capt. Wade will catch these challenging fish on light tackle by trolling and drift fishing. You’ll get to keep your catch and take it home for a delicious dinner.

Capt. Wade will provide you with all the rods, reels, and tackle as well as snacks and drinks. He can also clean and fillet your catch at no extra cost. Just make sure to bring your fishing licenses and lunch before you arrive on the boat.

Come aboard and have a great fishing trip with RiverTrek NW!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $1,200
    Have the boat just to your own group for the day. Up to 6 guests can join a group.
  • Shared trip
    Columbia River Salmon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 31
    $400
    You and the captain will start early and fish hard mainly targeting spring Chinook (King Salmon). Possible is a little catch and release Sturgeon fishing too if it's around. The captain will make it a fun trip!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Half & Half
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    In the morning you’ll target spring Chinook and then you’ll go find some of the biggest fish in the river and get your arms yanked off for the second half of the day! Sturgeon is catch and release only but a ton of fun to catch and you’ll get some great photos!
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About the Captain

Wade Grant
Portland, Oregon, United States
34 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2019
My Dad and Grandpa got me hooked on this life when I was about 6 years old. I've been fishing the Northwest rivers and ocean ever since! I love sharing my experience, stories, and excitement with all of my clients. My favorite thing is probably seeing the smile on a client's face when they hook into their first big fish... and there is nothing better than hearing a kid say... "got one!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat Specs

Willie Boats (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 250 Vmax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Joel B.
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Incredible day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Springers! on May 21, 2021
We met Wade at the dock first thing, safety inspection was done with us, and then..there was no time wasted fishing. The equipment,...
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Great morning fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – 4 For 4 For 5 on May 28, 2021
Wade was a great captain. He was in touch and constant contact a week before the trip. We went out for Chinook but he advised...
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Little Chute, WI
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Half & Half on July 31, 2021
Wade was often in touch about fishing plans. My two teens and I were supposed to fish salmon and sturgeon on the Columbia but...
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Fernando D.
Fayetteville, NY
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An awesome day with Capt Wade

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Half & Half on October 22, 2021
Had a great day with capt Wade. Extremely knowledgeable, likable, great equipment and experience. Highly recommned Wade to...
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Fishing with Wade

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on July 9, 2021
I would highly recommend Wade; I shared with him what I would like to get out of the trip and he took us to the right place...
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FAQs about Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon

Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Full Day Trip – Half & Half (8 hours)
  • $200 per person - Columbia River Salmon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rivertrek NW – Columbia River King Salmon include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)