Ironhead Guide Service

Indian Meadows Drive
Happy Camp CA, United States

Ironhead Guide Service specializes in Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead Charters on the “upside down” Klamath River in California. Perhaps what makes the river truly unique is that it begins in the plains and carves its way through the mountains before reaching the sea.

No other guide in California or Oregon spends as many days fishing the Klamath River as Mario Gomez does. He will take you out aboard his 18-foot Willie Boats vessel, which was built in 2015 and is ideal for the local waters. It comes powered by twin 15 HP Mercury engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots. The boat provides comfortable fishing and seating space for up to three guests and is equipped with a GPS and a fish finder. There is a fighting chair fitted if you are up to a challenge, as well as an ice-box to keep your catch fresh during the day.

Your fishing trip on the Klamath River will depart from Happy Camp. This area is ideal for those anglers who want to get away from the crowds and enjoy some fine angling. It is hard to beat not having a bunch of people around!

Mario is very familiar with the methods that work best for the local waters. Whether it’s some light or heavy tackle action, trolling, drift fishing or fly fishing, you will be provided with all the necessary equipment to make a great catch possible.

Each trip comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. Captain Mario will send your catch home filleted and ready to go straight into the frying pan. You will also be offered snacks and drinks.

Take in all the beauty of the Klamath River, step aboard and enjoy the adventure!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 200
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    All inclusive fishing adventure with one of the top rated guides in CA and OR. The Klamath River is an ideal place to escape from the everyday routine and spend your time fishing with your friends or family.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Willie Boats (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 15HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

18 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

About the Captain

Mario Gomez
Happy Camp, California, United States
Member since April 2017
Mario Gomez has been been fishing the Klamath river his entire life and running a boat for over 20 years. Mario employs all the fishing techniques and knows the zone like the back of his hand. He specializes in catching Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout, always putting a smile on his guests' faces.
Response time: 14 hours
Response rate: 100%