The best way to catch a fish is to think like a fish, which means fretting about how to put all 4,000 of your kids through fish college. Catch a whole school with this Groupon.
$89 for a Full-Day Fishing Trip with Tackle ($185 Value)
On each approximately eight-hour trip, guide Paul Ambrose welcomes five to six anglers aboard his 23-foot Koffler jet-sled boat, outfitted with tackle such as Shimano reels spooled with Maxima line and fitted onto Lamiglas rods. Depending on the season, passengers may catch fish such as winter steelhead, spring-run king salmon, and sturgeon. Launch locations also vary by time of year and targeted species, with most trips launching onto the Columbia or Willamette Rivers at sites between Dalles, Oregon, and Longview, Washington. Passengers should have a current fishing license; see the What to Bring page for a list of required and recommended gear. Those who do not catch a fish receive 75% off their next trip.
Great NW Rivers Guide Service
Among the world's largest species of freshwater fish, the white sturgeon can grow to several hundred pounds yet still glide through swift currents thanks to a thick layer of muscle beneath its bony exterior. Guide Paul Ambrose is an expert on the species, sharing his knowledge on full-day and half-day fishing trips for these and other trophies of the Columbia or Willamette Rivers, such as steelhead, king salmon, discarded Stanley Cups, and kokanee salmon. The CPR-trained guide welcomes passengers aboard his 23-foot Koffler jet-sled boat, which he keeps fortified with Shimano reels, Lamiglas rods, and Maxima line. He's also lent his expertise to anglers on television, contributing to an episode of Angler West TV.