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Portland Fishing Charters

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Portland: 45 fishing charters available

Rather B Fishing – Drift Boat

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $200

Woodys Northwest Fishing & Fun – Portland

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Portland
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2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(92 reviews)
Portland
trips from $175

Premier Guide Service – Portland

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Portland
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trips from $225

Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $175

RiverTrek NW – King Salmon

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $200

Hammerhead Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $120

Rather B Fishing–Jet Boat Portland

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(7 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $150

FishAbility NW

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $200

Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Portland
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trips from $275

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Portland

The average price for a private 4 hour Portland fishing trip is $375, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $744 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Rather B Fishing – Drift Boat, Woodys Northwest Fishing & Fun – Portland, and 2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland are some of the most popular fishing charters in Portland, Oregon. Full list of top fishing charters in Portland.

Rather B Fishing – Drift Boat, Woodys Northwest Fishing & Fun – Portland, and 2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Portland.

The most popular fish species you can target are Chinook Salmon, Sturgeon, and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead). Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and spinning. River fishing, inshore fishing, and lake fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. 
 
Portland
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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make plans as close to visit to help ensure the salmon run is truly underway
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make plans as close to visit to help ensure the salmon run is truly underway
Gloria  S.
Gloria S. Scottsdale, AZ
I had never been fishing for Sturgeon and now I’m glad we did! Great suggestion by the Captain. Great action all day. Big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I had never been fishing for Sturgeon and now I’m glad we did! Great suggestion by the Captain. Great action all day. Big fish!
Paul  W.
Paul W. Brookfield, WI

Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Wade took the time to really search for sturgeon so my son could experience reeling one in. It really made my son’s day
Tina  S.
Tina S. Portland, Oregon
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Great day with plenty of sturgeon. Very short boat ride and tons of fish caught would definitely go again. Captain was great and knew exactly how to get the fish. Awesome trip!
Robert  P.
Robert P. Cape Coral, FL
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Local knowledge and Captain Ken did everything possible to catch me a fish. LOL But I know… It’s fishing not a fish market. It’s not my first fishing trip so, I will be back to get the skunk out. Jj
Jim  J.
Jim J. Escondido, CA
FishAbility NW
FishAbility NW
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Captain Taylor is totally AWESOME! Do yourself a favor and go where and when she suggests! She knows fishing 🎣! Wonderful time caught 3 big fish! I look forward to doing this with her again soon!
Jess  J.
Jess J. Portland, Oregon
FishAbility NW
FishAbility NW
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Take my advice and treat yourself to a day on the river with Taylor! She makes fishing fun and accessible to everyone. I always learn so much. She knows all the best spots and is well connected in the greater Portland-Vancouver fishing community.
Laura  L.
Laura L. Portland, Oregon
Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Had heard that the Columbia river was the place to go to hook sturgeon. Ended up fishing a tributary, the Willamette, in an industrial section of Portland. Literally lost count of the fish hooked. Area closed to retention, but hooking and fighting these beasts was the point of my trip anyway. Caleb knew where and how to fish. Would definitely recommend him to anyone interested in hooking a big diamond-side!
Joe  S.
Joe S. San Jose, California
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
2 great days, excellent company, good enjoyable fun, well recommended, you won't go wrong here,,,,Phil Reid Dublin
Philip  R.
Philip R. Beaverton, Oregon
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Ken was great! Super helpful and informative in planning. He did a great job of describing the tides and patterns for fishing the area. The equipment was great and easy to use. Unfortunately we struck out on this trip! It looked like every other boat did as well. Just not the best day for fishing. BUT, we would book again in an instant.
Elizabeth  G.
Elizabeth G. Linden, MI
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
A great time playing hookie from work while family was in town for vacation! We didn’t get any salmon due to weather conditions, but Wade made sure we had a grand time catching a lot of sturgeon in the end. My parents are thrilled by how much fun they had and are making people back home jealous of their catches! Plus, my boyfriend caught the very first fish of his life while at the sturgeon honey pot! 10/10 would fish with Wade again.
Emily  H.
Emily H. Portland, Oregon
FishAbility NW
FishAbility NW
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(6 reviews)
We went fishing for Sturgeon one trip and salmon fishing on the Columbia as well as the Willamette.
Stacia  L.
Stacia L. Vancouver, Washington
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Had a great trip with Ken. Water was a bit too turbid for good salmon fishing so he started us off on a great Sturgeon hole. We were hooking and landing behemoths for almost 3 hours straight before we decided we were too tired to go on. Had a couple monsters get away but brought 3 to the boat greater than 5 ft with the largest estimated at over 74”
Joshua  E.
Joshua E. Bradenton, FL
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Very fun day, thanks Captain Wade. We each caught our first Sturgeon and the rain held off. Captain Wade is very professional and knowledgeable highly recommended. We will be back!
Brian  W.
Brian W. Tigard, OR
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Ken was awesome! Very communicative before and during our trip! Very knowledgeable and taught us a ton! We will definitely reach out to him for future trips!
Lauren And Grant Mcghee
Lauren And Grant Mcghee Vancouver, WA
Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Due to weather the fishing was slow, but Caleb worked his butt off trying to get us on some salmon. I would recommend Caleb to anyone interested in catching salmon in the Portland area. He was great company and made the bachelor party a one to Remember.
Bonner  P.
Bonner P. Aurora, Illinois
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
RiverTrek NW – King Salmon
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
I have fished many times on Oregon rivers Captain Wade is by far the best. My son and I had a great day. Many thanks to captain Wade Planning my next trip already with him
Rob  S.
Rob S. Central Point, OR
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The whole experience was excellent. Fishing started slow, but captain wade worked until he got us on a bed. Amazing day of fishing
Richard  J.
Richard J. Gulf Breeze, FL
Rather B Fishing – Drift Boat
Rather B Fishing – Drift Boat
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Joe is an excellent guide, attentive, looking to make the day fun for everyone. Very nice and clean boat and tackle. Highly recommend Joe and will definitely plan more trips with him.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Moreland Hills, OH
Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland
Lance Fisher Fishing – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Cold and wet, but great time. Kids and wife had to leave early due to weather but Capt was fine helping out. Stayed out all day despite the weather and had a great time reeling in 10+ Sturgeon with another guy Mike on the boat. Would do it again. 5 stars
Mike  M.
Mike M. Sunnyvale, CA
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with Ken! Ken hunts the fish down and took us places some of the other guides didn't go. We had a great time fishing 🎣. Highly recommend Ken as a guide!
Christina  S.
Christina S. Coeur D'Alene, ID
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland
Fishing charter in Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
It was beautiful we had fun. Great conversations and caught a big boy while I was at it. This is one to remember
Nickell  R.
Nickell R. San Francisco, CA

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