Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other side of the marina. Chart your own course with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for an all-day fishing trip for one (a $250 value)
- $250 for an all-day fishing trip for two (a $500 value)
Anglers meet up with guide Travis Choquette on the day of their scheduled trip. They then board a 23-foot, custom sled boat and zoom off into the lower Columbia River between the Vancouver/Portland area and Astoria for a full 8–10 hours of fishing. Mr. Choquette scouts fishing locations several days in advance, and he supplies all necessary gear, including, tackle, bait, and Lamiglas rods. Once at the fishing spot, he advises passengers on catching fish such as chinook, steelhead, and sturgeon. Fish Hunters Guide Service supplies everything required for the trip, but groups may want to bring along food and drinks, cameras, sunglasses, and raingear.
Fish Hunters Guide Service
Fisherman Travis Choquette's work begins long before he ever steps foot on a boat. The expert angler, who owns and runs Fish Hunters Guide Service, prepares for every trip weeks in advance. He researches current river conditions and checks records from past fishing seasons, which helps him uncover the hiding spots of salmon, sturgeon, and other species. Finally, he crafts homemade bait that's designed to attract each targeted species like a magnet attracts whatever magnets eat.
All of this work pays off on Mr. Choquette's 23-foot, custom sled boat. Aboard this vessel, he takes small groups out into the Columbia River, where they can go after coho salmon in the summer or winter steelhead in colder months. Or the anglers may target what Mr. Choquette considers the region's most sought-after fish: the spring chinook, a salmon that averages 20 pounds. Groups often find success regardless of what's at the end of the line. Mr. Choquette's online gallery reveals the beaming faces of many anglers, some holding catches that stretch more than half their body lengths.