What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Portland, Oregon for the first time?

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Megan Sanders
Fort Ritner, IN
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Went fishing with 2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland on June 15, 2023
Nice heavy jacket and long sleeves to shed off when fishing in the morning. We had a 7 to 11 trip to Timothy Lake♡ Absolutely loved the peacefulness of the morning though drive was great! But service is spotty so make sure to write down your directions.

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Thomas Koester
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Went fishing with RiverTrek NW – King Salmon on October 4, 2022
To Look on fishingbooker.com to select the right fishing. It was great. Only the way to get a licence+harvest list is too complicated. It is still paper required. I think everything must go digital. Iam a German and I needed to go around to find a place where these papers could be printed out.

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Dawn Segan
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Went fishing with Hookin It Up Guide Service II on June 2, 2024
Dress for the weather and unexpected weather. Bring snacks and beverages and a great attitude!

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Monica Sorenson
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Went fishing with Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing on May 25, 2024
Bring your rain gear! Even in late May we still had a few showers throughout the day.

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Bruce Hatton
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Went fishing with 2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland on April 29, 2024
Find the right location, time of year, and the right captain for the best chance at great fishing.

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Michael Anaya
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Went fishing with 2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland on September 23, 2023
It depends on rain and how many fish enter river during the run. Also if they start to let netting of drag boats it decreases your chance of a big fish. August to first week of September

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Nadine Whitfield
Beaverton, OR
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Went fishing with RiverTrek NW – King Salmon on September 2, 2022
Allow plenty of time to get from the airport to the coast. The best salmon fishing is near the mouth of the Columbia River or just offshore.

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Paul Whitaker
Brookfield, WI
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Went fishing with Rather B Fishing – Jet Boat Portland on April 17, 2019
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!

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Kara Bader
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Went fishing with Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing on January 30, 2024
If you are fishing for sturgeon it is great (though it is catch and release in Jan).

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Bill Kuiper
Show Low, AZ
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Went fishing with 2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland on July 31, 2023
Talk to the charters and find out exactly what they can fish for at different times of the year.

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Bruce Turner
Olympia, WA
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Went fishing with FishAbility NW on July 8, 2023
Get a Good Captain. Captain Taylor was knowledgeable, prepared, & accommodating.

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Scott Lane
Grand Rapids, MN
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Went fishing with RiverTrek NW – King Salmon on May 23, 2023
Consider how to get to and from the designated pick up spot.taxi was the only way back.cost$80

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Pamela Ferguson-brey
Honolulu, HI
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Went fishing with 2 Net Fishing Guide LLC – Portland on August 26, 2022
Yes. I went for the experience, not just the fish. The Columbia River and Portland are beautiful.