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 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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! The trip may require a fuel surcharge after the trip. Feel free to book this with less than 3 people but the minimum to book the boat for the day is a 3-person cost.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Sturgeon Opener
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 11 - Jun 4 (Mon, Wed, Sat)
    $500
    This trip marks the Sturgeon fishing opener on the lower Columbia River, available from May 11 to June 4 on Wednesday, and on Saturday and Monday, June 30. Keeper Sturgeon size is 44-50 inches.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout or sturgeon depending on the time of year. Trip may require fuel surcharge after the trip.
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About the Captain

Caleb Runyan
Portland, Oregon, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer reviews
Response time 3 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) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and G. Loomis
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water, soda, coffee upon request
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days 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 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
Recommended for age 6 and older
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (25)
Full day sturgeon trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Joe S.
San Jose, California
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day sturgeon trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 2, 2022
Had heard that the Columbia river was the place to go to hook sturgeon.  Ended up fishing a tributary, the Willamette, in...
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Bonner P.
Aurora, Illinois
Excellent
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 7, 2022
Due to weather the fishing was slow, but Caleb worked his butt off trying to get us on some salmon. I would recommend Caleb...
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Ariel F.
Fernley, NV
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Winter Steelhead

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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...
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Christopher G.
Hillsboro, OR
Excellent
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 11, 2021
Caleb was great and his boat was fantastic! Although we didn’t catch anything in my opinion the trip was so worth it just...
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Adam K.
Sacramento, CA
Excellent
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Great guide, fun day.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 1, 2020
Young, high energy guide who knows the area extremely well. Very judicious about getting on fish- has a full understanding...
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FAQs about Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland

Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip – Sturgeon Opener (8 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and G. Loomis)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, soda, coffee upon request)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Sturgeon