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Shirley Catch Guide Service Portland OR
Shirley Catch Guide Service Portland OR

Portland • 24 ft • 6 persons

Shirley Catch Guide Service is located in Portland. Their mission is to provide a memorable day out on the water for you.
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trips fromUS $450
Woodys Northwest Fishing & Fun – Portland
Woodys Northwest Fishing & Fun – Portland

Portland • 21 ft • 4 persons

Enjoy fishing close to downtown Portland for the tastiest Chinook Salmon.

"I’ve been on a lot of trips with a lot of guides and I got to tell you this one is by far the best." —⁠ Mark,
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trips fromUS $550
Premier Guide Service – Portland
Premier Guide Service – Portland

Portland • 26 ft • 6 persons

Premier Guide Service runs unforgettable fishing trips year-round.

"Had an awesome day, caught lots of fish, it ended up being the perfect Christmas gift!" —⁠ Maisy, OR
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trips fromUS $500
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon

Portland • 23 ft • 6 persons

RiverTrek NW is gearing up for a fantastic Columbia River King season!

"Capt. Wade was a terrific captain! We caught a spring chinook and had a blast fightin’ sturgeon-the boat and gear is top notch and along with being an experienced guide who knows how to put you on fish he is also a very nice human -  thoughtful and kind." —⁠ Janis,
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trips fromUS $400
Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland

Portland • 20 ft • 12 persons

Caleb’s Guide Service offers professional guided fishing charters out of Portland, OR.

"Caleb was our guide for a two day trip my Boys and I took to the Portland are rivers." —⁠ Aaron,
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trips fromUS $450
Dave's Fisheng Guide Service
Dave's Fisheng Guide Service

Portland • 25 ft • 6 persons

If you’re looking to experience some first-class Sturgeon fishing in the Pacific Northwest, Captain Dave Eng invites you to join him onboard Dave’s Fisheng Guide Service for a fun and productive day out on the waters of Eagle Creek, Oregon.

"Dave was really fun, the fishing was great, the boat was super comfortable." —⁠ Mark,
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trips fromUS $264
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing

Portland • 23 ft • 6 persons

Catch one of the oldest fish species in the world with Rivertrek!

"Captain Wade is amazing!  He was in contact with me prior to the trip and made me feel comfortable with all the information I needed for the day." —⁠ Monica,
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trips fromUS $350
Fish Smarter LLC
Fish Smarter LLC

Portland • 17 ft • 2 persons

Book your next trip with Fish Smarter and find out what makes the fishing in Portland so unique.
trips fromUS $450
Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland
Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland

Portland • 25 ft • 6 persons

Captain Lance Fisher grew up fishing in Portland. He turned his passion into a profession in 2001 when he started his own fishing guide service, “Lance Fisher Fishing”!

"Cold and wet, but great time.  Kids and wife had to leave early due to weather but Capt was fine helping out." —⁠ Mike, CA
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trips fromUS $550
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Fishing in Portland

If you’re a freshwater angler, then nothing quite beats fishing in Portland, Oregon. This quirky city is located right at the meeting point of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and boasts a whole host of other smaller waterways. This means one thing – there’s plenty of fish to target!
 
Salmon are top of many anglers’ wish lists in Portland, and Chinook and Coho varieties are the most popular targets. Chinook kick off the fishing season in March along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and stay strong throughout summer. In fall, many anglers head to the waters around the Bonneville Dam for trophy Chinook and Coho. It’s also not uncommon to encounter Sockeye Salmon in the lower Columbia River and its tributaries, especially in summer. 
 
Salmon aren’t all that’s on offer here, though. You can experience two Steelhead runs, taking place during summer and winter in the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers. The Clackamas River is especially popular for Steelies in winter! Then there’s Portland’s Sturgeon fishing. The Columbia and Willamette Rivers see a steady population of these prehistoric beasts year-round, which means you can catch and release them whenever you visit. 
 
You’ll find a whole host of fishing charters dotted around Portland. Some of the most popular departure points are around the mouth of the Columbia River and at the meeting point of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Local guides offer trips running anywhere from a quick half day out on the water to full day trophy-chasing excursions. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from!

 

Rules & Regulations

Any angler age 12 and above will need a valid fishing license to cast a line in Portland. If you’re exploring the Columbia River, you’ll also need a Columbia River Basin Endorsement. 
 

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Portland Fishing Seasons

January

There’s no shortage of festivities in Portland at the start of the year. When you’ve had your fill of Chocolate Fest, the Reel Music Festival, and  Chinese New Year, head to rivers for some Steelhead action.

February

Winter fishing continues, with Steelhead and Sturgeon putting up spectacular fights in the rivers around Portland. Head back to shore when you’re done and warm up at the Oregon Seafood and Wine Festival. 

March

Spring Chinook are here! This is the perfect time to cast a line in the Columbia River and see what the fuss is all about. Meanwhile, the streets will be bustling with St. Paddy’s Day festivities. 

April

Average temperatures creep as high as 60°F in April, and the spring fishing continues to heat up, too. Trophy Sturgeon season is just around the corner, as well as the summer Salmon and Steelhead runs.

May

Around this time of year, many fishing guides in Oregon start heading to Astoria and the Bonneville Dam for trophy Sturgeon. Spring Salmon are still biting hard, as temperatures climb toward 70°F.

June

June is full of possibilities, so don’t put all your eggs in one basket! Climb aboard and dabble in trophy Sturgeon fishing, "June Hog" Salmon season, and the start of the summer Steelhead run. 

July

Combine angling action with relaxing at one of the many music festivals happening in Portland this month. When you head out on the water, you'll be able to target Sturgeon, Samon, and Steelhead. 

August

The famous Buoy 10 fishery opens this month. Any guides who didn’t head to the coast before will likely head there now for world class Chinook and Coho Salmon fishing!

September

By now, the fall Salmon are making their way to Portland, joining the last of the summer Steelhead. Many guides will follow them back home to fish the local rivers through winter.

October

Fall Salmon are still available, along with the last of the trophy Sturgeon near the Bonneville Dam. Portland is full of the Halloween spirit at this time of year, with haunted houses, corn mazes, and more.

November

The first of the winter Steelhead arrive in November, drawing light tackle and fly anglers into the Clackamas, Willamette, and Cowlitz rivers. Portland is kicking off the holiday season with its famous ZooLights display. 

December

With the holidays in full swing, Portland is as festive as ever. Anglers slip away from the hustle and bustle for a chance to catch winter Steelhead, Sturgeon, and more.

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