Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland

Let Guide Joe Terleski take you out on one of Oregon’s great rivers or coastal bays for a great day of fishing! Rather B Fishing Guide Service offers a variety of trips around rivers rich in Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, and crabs. The action is on throughout the year. Get your fishing buddies and come along.

Joe has two boats that he regularly fishes from depending on the season and conditions. On his 21’ Umpqua Marine aluminum boat, anglers will find all the necessary gear, including fly fishing equipment, freshly supplied bait. The vessel is fitted with GPS and a fishfinder and can take up to four anglers.

To get to know who your guide is, here are few words from the man himself: ‘I fish many of NW Oregon’s rivers such as the Clackamas, Sandy, Columbia, Willamette, Nestucca, and Siletz rivers.

Steelhead and Chinook Salmon are the main quarries, but you’ll also fish for Sturgeon, Shad, Trout, and Dungeness crab. I’ve been fishing Oregon’s Pacific NW rivers for 50+ years. Let my experience, knowledge and equipment help you on your next fishing adventure.

I have a new 18 foot jet boat for the bigger rivers and bays along with a drift boat for fishing the smaller rivers in pursuit of Steelhead, Salmon or Trout.

I cater to the smaller group or individual.You won’t be in a huge boat with several folks you don’t know and 1 guide trying to help everyone. On the other hand, if you have a larger group we can accommodate you by utilizing other known local guides.

I hope you will consider Rather B Fishing Guide Service for your next fishing adventure.’

While Joe will supply all the fishing gear, you should bring a fishing license, tags, rain gear, boots, warm clothes, preferably in layers, food and drinks, and a camera. The departure times and locations are flexible. Kids are welcome to join the chase.

Book your spot on time and join Joe on a trip to remember! These fish are hard hitting and can easily turn your trip into a roller coaster ride.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon (1 Angler)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    This full day trip will see you fishing for Salmon or Steelhead. To make sure you have the best success, Joe might take you fishing from his drift boat too. Bring a fishing license, as well as tags, rain gear, boots, warm clothes, preferably in layers, food and drinks, and a camera. Your guide Joe will provide all the fishing gear, fresh bait, and safety gear. It's a fun fishing day for both novice anglers and hardcore fishermen. Keep in mind departure times and locations vary with the season.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon (2-4 Pax)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    This full day trip will see you fishing for Salmon or Steelhead. To make sure you have the best success, Joe might take you fishing from his drift boat too. Bring a fishing license, as well as tags, rain gear, boots, warm clothes, preferably in layers, food and drinks, and a camera. Your guide Joe will provide all the fishing gear, fresh bait, and safety gear. It's a fun fishing day for both novice anglers and hardcore fishermen. Keep in mind departure times and locations vary with the season.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    Come fishing for feisty Sturgeon on the Willamette or Columbia river. This is mainly a catch and release fishery. It's not unusual to catch 10-20 fish in a day. Bring a fishing license, as well as tags, rain gear, boots, warm clothes, preferably in layers, food and drinks, and a camera. Joe will provide all the fishing gear, fresh bait, and safety gear. Keep in mind departure times and locations vary with the season. Come fight these fish with an experienced guy!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Dungeness Crab (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    Start the day by going after Dungeness crab! They are super tasty and easy to catch. Your guide Joe will provide the boat, traps, and bait. Limit is 12 crabs per person. It’s a great trip for families with kids. Bring a camera, and purchase a shell fish license. You should also bring boots, rain gear, clothes in layers, food, and drinks. Keep in mind departure times and locations vary with the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon (2-4 Pax)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    On this half day trip, you will be fishing for Salmon or Steelhead. Occasionally, Joe might take you fishing from his drift boat as well, depending on the season. Pack a fishing license, as well as tags, rain gear, boots, warm clothes, preferably in layers, food and drinks, and a camera. You will get all the fishing gear, fresh bait, and safety gear. It's a great package for novice anglers and families with kids. Keep in mind departure times and locations vary with the season.
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About the Captain

Joe Terleski
Portland, Oregon, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
'I grew up on a tributary to the Clackamas River and have been fishing Oregons Pacific NW rivers for 50+ years.' Your guide Joe is a retired firefighter who loves fishing and enjoys taking other anglers out on the water. He will make sure you have an enjoyable day outdoors no matter how experienced you are.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Salmon Salmon
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Shad Shad

Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Umpqua Marine (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Ted S.
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Full day trolling

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon (1 Angler) on October 8, 2018
Caught 5 steelhead but they were not fin clipped. It’s nice to see conservation for native steelheads. The captain was extremely...
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A perfect trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Sturgeon on July 17, 2019
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Paul W.
Brookfield, WI
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Sturgeon trip on the Williamette with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon (2-4 Pax) on April 17, 2019
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Aleksi E.
Portland, Oregon
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Full Day Sturgeon Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Sturgeon on March 3, 2020
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Steve D.
Puyallup, WA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon (2-4 Pax) on April 24, 2019
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FAQs about Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland

Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Full Day Trip - Sturgeon (8 hours)
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip - Dungeness Crab (AM) (4 hours)
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip - Salmon (2-4 Pax) (4 hours)
  • $175 per person - Full Day Trip - Salmon (2-4 Pax) (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip - Salmon (1 Angler) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Clackamas, Sandy, Columbia, Willamette, Nestucca, )
  • Inshore Fishing (tidal rivers and bays )

Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (For Salmon in rivers and bays.)
  • Spinning (Steelhead)
  • Fly Fishing ( Steelhead )
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland include:
  • Crab
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Shad
  • Sturgeon