1 Arm Bandit Guide Service

3817 Northwest McCann Road
Vancouver WA, United States

1 Arm Bandit Guide Service specializes in fishing the Columbia River and its tributaries. The charter company is based Vancouver, Washington, and is run and operated by Captain R.J. He is a professional guide with over 13 years of experience in the local water.

Take a ride with Captain R.J. aboard his 25-ft North River boat, which comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots and can comfortably take up to six anglers. The vessel is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics, which include Furuno GPS and fish finder, as well as a VHF radio. There is a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride to the fishing grounds, an anchoring system to stay rooted, and an ice-box to keep your catch fresh during the day.

1 Arm Bandit Guide Service offers trips that are eight hours for a full day and four hours for a half day. You will fish some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, going to spots such as the Columbia River Gorge, so make sure you don’t forget your camera as this can be an unforgettable trip!

There are year-round opportunities for fishing in the Pacific Northwest for a multitude of species, such as Salmon, Steelhead, Shad, Sturgeon, and Crab. 1 Arm Bandit Guide Service specializes in drift fishing, trolling, and light tackle.

Each trip with 1 Arm Bandit Guide Service comes inclusive with all the necessary fishing equipment to put your catch together. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Once caught, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for a ride home, where you could try it for dinner later or just fill the freezer. What is more, Captain R.J. won’t leave you starving: you will be offered drinks and snacks during the trip, so you are only responsible for your fishing licenses.

1 Arm Bandit Guide Service specializes in fishing the Columbia River and its tributaries. The charter company is based Vancouver, Washington, and is run and operated by Captain R.J. He is a professional guide with over 13 years of experience in the l


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, flexible departure time
    US$ 225 per person, 2 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, flexible departure time
    US$ 175 per person, 2 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

North River (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Columbia River and its tributaries
Inshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Crab
 
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

 
Salmon
 
Shad

 
Sturgeon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Furuno
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Furuno
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

R.J. Herzman
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Member since February 2017
I started fishing when I was 4 years old and have been hooked ever since I knew by the time that I was 13 that my career would somehow revolve around fishing. I own and operate the 1 Arm Bandit Guide Service. I have been fishing the Columbia River and its tributaries for over 30 years and have been a professional guide for the past 14 years. I lost my left arm in a commercial fishing accident in 2001(hence the name of my business) then started guiding in 2003. I am Coast Guard licenced and insured as well as trained in CPR and First Aid.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%