Indigenous Adventures Guide Service

Indigenous Adventures Guide Service offers guided fishing trips on the beautiful river systems of Coos Bay, Oregon. Captain Cooper Hedgecock has over 20 years experience fishing and guiding from Alaska to Oregon making him an expert in his field. Cooper can take you fishing on a number of rivers in the Oregon area where some of the world’s most desirable freshwater species can be found.

Fishing in Oregon is excellent for Salmon, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass, and Surgeon among other species. This is exactly what you will target on your adventure with Captain Cooper.  Oregon’s river systems such as Coos, Coquille, Umpqua, Elk, and Sixes River have so much to offer and you’ll definitely enjoy learning new techniques and trivia about this region.

Captain Cooper enjoys sharing his knowledge and teaching a variety of fishing techniques on a full day trip. His boat is a 24’ Umpqua Mar Aluminum fishing originally built in 2016 with a capacity for five guests. Powered by a 200 HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, the boat gets you to the productive areas very fast.

The vessel is specifically built for drift fishing on the river and is equipped with a GPS and fishfinder to locate the best fishing spots. It also features an icebox for the catch and life jackets for safety.

Indigenous Adventures Guide Service provides all fishing gear including conventional rod and reel, as well as fly fishing equipment. You will have a selection of tackle and lures, drinks, and a fish processing service at the end of the trip. Captain Cooper welcomes all anglers to enjoy a day on the river with him.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon Drifting
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $450
    When trolling season is done, Cooper offers spectacular trips out of his drift boat on the Elk and Sixes Rivers. Salmon can be caught using various techniques such as bobber fishing or back bouncing.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    This is an eight-hour day fishing for Salmon on the Coos, Umpqua, or Coquille River. You will be trolling out of Captain Cooper's very comfortable and spacious Umpqua Marine sled.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 31
    $450
    Indigenous Adventures offers Steelhead fishing on multiple river systems with either a fly rod or a conventional rod and reel. You will most likely be using the drift boat and will experience some gorgeous and nearly untouched areas.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Commonly referred to as dinosaurs, Sturgeon are amazing fish! They sure put up quite a fight too. Catch and release only.
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About the Captain

Cooper Hedgecock
Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
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8 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since August 2017
I started my fishing career in 1997 at the Baranof Wilderness Lodge in Alaska at age 12. I began as a deckhand and eventually got my captain's license at age 18. Since then I've been running guided trips, making 2017 my 20th year in this field. Southwestern Oregon's river systems have so much to offer, I decided to start Indigenous Adventures in 2013. I enjoy sharing Oregon's beautiful rivers and my knowledge of the wide variety of fishing techniques with all of my clients.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon Salmon
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Umpqua Mar (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Coos Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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William B.
Portland, Oregon
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon Trolling on October 9, 2020
Indigenous Adventures is a first class guide service, and Cooper Hedgecock is a true professional, who possesses a tremendous...
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Spanish Flat, CA
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Portland, Oregon
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Best day ever ( for my buddy who caught that fish)

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon Trolling on October 3, 2020
Amazing views, friendly and knowledgeable captain. Fun fun fun. Will be back soon ( I hope) Traveled all the way from...
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Daniel M.
Coos Bay, Oregon
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Beautiful day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Steelhead on December 27, 2019
Captain Cooper worked his tail off to make sure that or day on the water one to remember. New to the Oregon waters I now have...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon Trolling on September 12, 2020
Good trip. We wish the fish were on the bite a little better.
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FAQs about Indigenous Adventures Guide Service

Indigenous Adventures Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per person - Full Day Trip - Salmon Drifting (8 hours)
  • $225 per person - Full Day Trip - Salmon Trolling (8 hours)
  • $225 per person - Full Day Trip - Steelhead (8 hours)
  • $225 per person - Full Day Trip - Sturgeon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Indigenous Adventures Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Indigenous Adventures Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Indigenous Adventures Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Coos, Coquille, Umpqua, Elk, and Sixes River system)

Indigenous Adventures Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Indigenous Adventures Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon
  • Sturgeon