FishAbility NW is located in Portland, Oregon and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Captain Taylor Knight is one of the few female guides providing year-round fishing adventures for people of all abilities. Fishing experience is not required. Let’s go fishing and make great memories on the water!

Captain Taylor will do her best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 6 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead, Kokanee, and Crab, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and trolling. Depending on the species, you may keep your catch.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 20’ FishRite aluminum fishing boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers, including kids. Usually, the boat is open but in the cold and rainy months, a soft top, sides and heater can be added to keep warm and out of the rain.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, as well as lures. This way you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time and bring your snacks and drinks. Captain Taylor will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. Alcohol is allowed in moderation during the trip, being drunk on a boat puts everyone at risk. There will be no alcohol allowed on Bouy 10 trips.

Book your trip now and hit the water with FishAbility NW.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Dungeness Crab Oregon Coast
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28 (Sat, Sun)
    US $350
    Winter blues? Don't worry, it's crabbing season! What better way to brighten up your day than by catching some delicious Dungeness Crab? Head out to Hammond and enjoy the thrill of the catch. Departure times vary depending on the tide cycle, so there's always a perfect time for you to join in on the fun. And don't worry about in-season changes, the captain will work with you to create a backup plan if needed. Gather up your friends and family, it's time to get excited about crabbing season!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
  • Shared trip
    Fall Chinook Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 5 (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Get ready for an unforgettable fishing adventure! Spend the day with Captain Taylor fishing for Chinook Salmon in the beautiful Columbia River. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, this trip is perfect for you. Excellent fishing locations around Portland, St. Helens, and Hood River. Although trip locations may change, we guarantee a fun-filled day on the water. Don't miss out on this amazing experience! Book your trip now!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Fall Chinook/Coho Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 7 (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Get ready for an unforgettable fishing adventure! Spend the day with Captain Taylor fishing for Chinook and/or Coho Salmon in the beautiful Columbia River. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, this trip is perfect for you. Excellent fishing locations around Portland, St. Helens, and Hood River. Although trip locations may change, we guarantee a fun-filled day on the water. Don't miss out on this amazing experience! Book your trip now!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Keeper Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jan 11 (Sat)
    US $450
    Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Join me on a keeper Sturgeon trip in the gorgeous Columbia River. These massive fish put up a great fight and it's sure to be an experience you'll never forget. Bring your friends and family along for a fun day on the water. Worried about the weather? No need! Your captain has got you covered with a top for the boat. Let's go catch some dinosaurs and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book now for a thrilling outdoor experience!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
  • Shared trip
    Spring Chinook Portland, OR
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - May 12 (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Do you want to experience the thrill of catching the most elusive salmon of them all? Then set your sights on the Spring Chinook! Sure, it's the hardest to catch, but the payoff is worth it. Head to the Columbia and/or Willamette rivers for your chance to catch this tasty fish. Trips run out of Rainier, Portland, St. Helens on up to the Bonneville area, although we have to be flexible with short notice changes made by ODFW. Don't let this opportunity swim away - book your Spring Chinook adventure today!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Spring Chinook/C&R Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jun 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Get ready for an epic adventure on the Columbia and Willamette rivers! Join Captain Taylor in the pursuit of the prized Spring Chinook in the gorgeous Portland area. And if the Springer isn't biting, don't worry - you'll have the chance to try some catch and release Sturgeon fishing too. With the ever-changing weather and ODFW regulations, each trip is a unique experience. Get your gear ready and join us for the fishing trip of a lifetime!
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Sturgeon Catch and Release
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1 (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Join me on a catch and release Sturgeon trip in the gorgeous Willamette or Columbia River. These massive fish put up a great fight and it's sure to be an experience you'll never forget. Bring your friends and family along for a fun day on the water. Worried about the weather? No need! Your captain has got you covered with a top for the boat. Let's go catch some dinosaurs and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book now for a thrilling outdoor experience!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Sturgeon
    Sturgeon
  • Shared trip
    Summer Salmon Portland
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 4 (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Get ready for an unforgettable adventure! The Chinook Salmon is not only a great challenge to catch, but it also makes for a delicious meal. Join us on a fishing trip along the Willamette/Columbia rivers, where we'll target these magnificent fish. Our main focus will be around Portland and St. Helens, but we may venture elsewhere. Locations are subject to changes by ODFW, but we'll make sure to keep you informed. Don't miss out on the chance to experience the thrill of catching Chinook Salmon!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
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VERIFIED   Fall Chinook/Coho Salmon on September 30, 2023
We had a wonderful trip with Captain Taylor! She started off the trip by ensuring we knew exactly what equipment we were using...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Spring Chinook Portland, OR on May 12, 2024
We booked this for Mother’s Day. Taylor was great! Very personable, informative, organized and accommodating. We had a great...
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Joseph B.
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Full Day Trip for Fall Chinook on the Columbia with Captain Taylor

VERIFIED   Fall Chinook/Coho Salmon on September 1, 2023
What a fantastic day! Taylor is professional, committed, and joyful. We had a wonderful time on the water and Taylor put us...
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Tony S.
Dallas, Oregon
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Full day trip for my 10 year old daughters Bday

Fall Chinook/Coho Salmon on September 17, 2023
Taylor was fantastic! She was great with my 10 year old daughter and was very knowledgeable about the best places to fish....
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Best day of fishing ever!

VERIFIED   Fall Chinook/Coho Salmon on September 10, 2023
Our trip was amazing! My sister is newer to fishing and Taylor made her feel welcome and took the time to teach her about salmon...
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FAQs about FishAbility NW

FishAbility NW offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $175 per person - Dungeness Crab Oregon Coast (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Fall Chinook Salmon (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Fall Chinook/Coho Salmon (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Keeper Sturgeon (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Spring Chinook Portland, OR (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Spring Chinook/C&R Sturgeon (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Sturgeon Catch and Release (8 hours)
  • US $225 per person - Summer Salmon Portland (8 hours)

When you book a trip with FishAbility NW, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta potty
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with FishAbility NW include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

FishAbility NW offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Columbia or Willamette depending on season opening)

FishAbility NW offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling (Anchoring when appropriate such as for Sturgeon)

Top targeted fish species with FishAbility NW include:
  • Crab
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Shad
  • Sturgeon

Meet the Captain

Taylor Knight
Portland, Oregon, United States
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40 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
Captain Taylor is one of the few female guides providing year-round fishing adventures. She loves to share her passion for fishing while providing a fun and safe trip for clients. She was born and raised around the Portland, Oregon area and has spent years fishing in both Oregon and SW Washington. Fishing experience is not required. Captain Taylor encourages anyone that wants to get out and enjoy the outdoors to come fishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

FishRite (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Columbia or Willamette depending on season opening

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Anchoring when appropriate such as for Sturgeon

Amenities

Toilet
Porta potty
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Depends on species and season

Payment

Pay online in full

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

No additional fees.
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
PayPal

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