Captain
Caleb Runyan

Member since May 2016 Portland, United States
Background
I started fishing When I was a young kid. The first thing I learned to do was fly fish then as I grew older I learned more and more techniques. Now I use my knowledge to teach others how to have a great time on the water. I love to help people catch there first Salmon or steelhead. Nothing is more rewarding than that. The opportunity of catching the fish of a lifetime every time a new fish is on the line has me coming back for more and always will.
Techniques
I love to fish for salmon and steelhead with whatever they will bite. Fishing gear bait or fly fishing are the main ways I fish. It just depends on when where and what is working best.

Hey, I'm Captain Caleb Runyan

Portland, United States
Background
I started fishing When I was a young kid. The first thing I learned to do was fly fish then as I grew older I learned more and more techniques. Now I use my knowledge to teach others how to have a great time on the water. I love to help people catch there first Salmon or steelhead. Nothing is more rewarding than that. The opportunity of catching the fish of a lifetime every time a new fish is on the line has me coming back for more and always will.
Techniques
I love to fish for salmon and steelhead with whatever they will bite. Fishing gear bait or fly fishing are the main ways I fish. It just depends on when where and what is working best.
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Caleb’s Guide Service - Portland

17 reviews
Portland
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Caleb's Guide Service - Astoria

4 reviews
Astoria
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Caleb's Guide Service - Tillamook

Tillamook
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Caleb's Guide Service - Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay
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Fishing Reports

Sunny days and Winter steelhead

February 23, 2020

What great weather! The weather this past week could not have been any better for late febuary. Oh dont worry the steelhead fishing was also pretty good as well! With the rivers on the drop some had more fish… Read Full Report →


Chinook salmon fishing

August 19, 2019

When it comes to chinook salmon fishing in the lower 48 it does not get any better! With more fish around than most of us expected, it has been a great month! Now get ready for coho to be… Read Full Report →


Fall salmon fishing!

July 14, 2019

Ge ready for a great fall. With good numbers of fish being caught in the ocean so far this summer we should have some good fishing this August and rest of the fall. Over one million coho prejectd to… Read Full Report →


Sturgeon frenzy

June 17, 2019

Who doesnt like cathing fish? Catching sturgeon is fun for everyone. You could hook into a small foot long fish or your could hook into a 15 foot prehistoric beast! Get in on the action between now and the… Read Full Report →


Astoria fall chinook

May 29, 2019

Get ready for Astoria salmon season. This years chinook retention dates are set for August 1st- August 20th. But dont worry biologists are predicting over 1 million coho salmon back to the Columbia River as well! Get your dates… Read Full Report →


Spring salmon fishing

May 04, 2019

This spring salmon season has been an up and down one for sure. Things should start to pick up as the numbers of fish in the river start to increase. Get your dates booked in June for great weather… Read Full Report →


Spring Chinook fishing

April 06, 2019

Fishing has been picking up over the last handful of days. The Columbia river should continue to put out fish until it closes on the 10th of April. Then its back to fishing the Willamette river which has been… Read Full Report →


Columbia/ Willamette River Spring salmon

February 27, 2019

The best tasting salmon in the world! A spring Chinook. As the Columbia river is set to open for spring Chinook fishing on March 1st it is time to get excited about spring salmon. These fish are the best… Read Full Report →


Fishing continues to be good on the Colu

September 30, 2017

Upriver bright chinook fishing continues to be good on the Columbia river near Portland. Look for things to slow down by the end of October. Get your chance at these great fish while you can. Read Full Report →


Astoria salmon Fishing opens with a BANG

August 01, 2017

The first few days of the Bouy 10 season haven't disappointed. Fishing has been much more consistent than this time last year. Come catch one of these beautiful fish yourself. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.86
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Half day with Captain Caleb
Caleb Kills
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Eric G.
Rivergrove, OR
 5.00
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Half day Trip with Caleb

VERIFIED   February 29, 2020
Great Experience and would recommend Caleb to anyone looking for a genuinely nice person with tons of local knowledge.
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Nick H.
Birmingham, AL
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VERIFIED   September 25, 2019
Great trip! Beautiful fall day with the family. Caleb worked hard to get us on some fish with a last minute change in our fishing...
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Yefim S.
United States
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 18, 2019
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Kelly M.
Hermosa Beach, California
 5.00
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Caleb Kills

VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
Our first Salmon trip.  Didn’t know what to expect and was honestly very concerned about getting skunked. ...
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Ariel F.
Fernley, NV
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Winter Steelhead

VERIFIED   January 5, 2019
Caleb was AWESOME! He called us multiple times during the week leading up to our trip and made sure we were prepared with proper...
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