Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland

Caleb’s Guide Service offers professional guided fishing charters out of Portland, OR. Caleb has been fishing since he was a kid and will put his knowledge and experience to work for you while fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, Sturgeon, and Kokanee. Fish with him and you will always be in good company and a safe environment. Come aboard for a great time and let the fish take care of themselves!

Step aboard a 20’ Alumaweld powered by twin 115 HP Mercury Optimax engines. This craft has a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots and comes equipped with advanced fishing technology. On board you will find Shimano and G. Loomis fishing gear at the ready. This boat can carry up to four passengers and children are welcome.

While fishing the waters surrounding Portland you will find many sought-after species, including Salmon, Kokanee, Steelhead, and Sturgeon. Depending on the season and conditions, Caleb will take you where the bite is best and will help you target your catch using a variety of techniques. From drift fishing and trolling to jigging and fly fishing, he is prepared to help you land an unforgettable catch. When he’s not fishing in Portland, you can find him on the coastal streams and rivers in Astoria and Tillamook.

Caleb’s Guide Service provides all fishing gear, including fly fishing equipment. You may keep your catch and Caleb will clean and fillet it for you. Water and soft drinks are provided, and you may request to have coffee, as well. Just be sure to bring a valid Oregon fishing license.

Book your trip today and enjoy fishing the scenic waters of Portland!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    On this trip you will fish for Salmon, Steelhead, and/or Sturgeon. Fishing gear is provided for you, just remember to bring a valid Oregon fishing license!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Sturgeon Opener
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 14 - Jun 4 (Mon, Wed, Sat)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip marks the Sturgeon fishing opener on the lower Columbia River, available from May 14th to June 4th on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You'll be fishing with heavy tackle. Keeper Sturgeon size is 44-50 inches.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, and more. All fishing gear is provided, just be sure to bring a valid Oregon fishing license. Starting time may be flexible.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Caleb Runyan
Portland, Oregon, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2016
I started fishing When I was a young kid. The first thing I learned to do was fly fish then as I grew older I learned more and more techniques. Now I use my knowledge to teach others how to have a great time on the water. I love to help people catch there first Salmon or steelhead. Nothing is more rewarding than that. The opportunity of catching the fish of a lifetime every time a new fish is on the line has me coming back for more and always will.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Alumaweld (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 115HP Mercury Optimax engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

Portland Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (13)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Great guide, fun day.
Great guide, fun day.
Great guide, fun day.
+10
Angler Rating
16
1
1
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
69%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 18 reviews
Adam K.
Sacramento, CA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Great guide, fun day.

VERIFIED   NEW  October 1, 2020
Young, high energy guide who knows the area extremely well. Very judicious about getting on fish- has a full understanding...
Adam K. recommends Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Caleb Runyan Captain replied

Eric G.
Rivergrove, OR
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half day Trip with Caleb

VERIFIED   February 29, 2020
Great Experience and would recommend Caleb to anyone looking for a genuinely nice person with tons of local knowledge.
Eric G. recommends Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Eric G. recommends Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Ariel F.
Fernley, NV
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Winter Steelhead

VERIFIED   January 5, 2019
Caleb was AWESOME! He called us multiple times during the week leading up to our trip and made sure we were prepared with proper...
Ariel F. recommends Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Ariel F. recommends Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Jay W.
Portland, Oregon
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Full day with Captain Caleb

VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
Very impressed with his knowledge and ability to figure out the best patterns for finding and catching our targeted species....
Jay W. recommends Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Caleb Runyan Captain replied

Thomas H.
Portland, OR
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half day trip with Caleb

VERIFIED   April 8, 2019
Nice day out on the Columbia chasing the apparently elusive Chinook. Dodged rain and cold, but my son and I had a very fine...
Thomas H. recommends Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Caleb Runyan Captain replied