Having reeled in 25 years of experience as a licensed fishing pro, Steve Roberts shares tricks of the trade during half-day and full-day fishing trips, welcoming avid anglers and beginners alike onto his fully equipped fishing vessels. Throughout the year, Steve and company track down seasonal targets. Winter trips focus on chinook, or winter steelhead, and autumn trips chase after coho salmon—a feisty fish notorious for fighting under water and starting bar brawls on land. No matter what the target, every trip with Steve includes all the necessary gear and an endless stream of expert advice.
The McKenzie River flows past some of Oregon's most awe-inspiring natural scenery?douglas fir?blanketed mountainsides, bald eagles diving to catch trout, and gargantuan boulders splitting the current into Class II and III rapids. Guides like Captain "Wild Matty" equip outdoorsmen with fly or spinning rigs and guide vistors on fishing trips on the McKenzie River, Siuslaw River, and Lake Creek to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout, spring- and fall-run chinook, and steelhead. The guides can also arrange lunch options for every outing, such as deli-style sandwiches, Wild West barbecue, or hot dogs on a hook.
Though ?White Water" Willy has devoted half a century to plumbing Oregon?s waters for salmon and sturgeon, he still recalls the joy of landing his first catch at age 3. Since then, the inveterate angler has hauled in 12-foot sturgeon, produced fishing programs, and even invented his own salmon lures for companies like Lure Jensen, but his true passion lies in introducing new generations of anglers to the thrill of the first tug. To that end, Willy and his staff of licensed and insured guides provide fledgling fishermen and women not only with the gear and tackle they?ll need to attract fish and repel submarine captains, but also patient instruction in proper technique. Once anglers have reeled in their catch, guides can arrange for packaging, shipping, or taxidermy services.
Gift certificates are also available through the A Better Catch Guide Service's website.
At Natural High Rafting, they lead guided rafting and fishing trips on more than 12 of Oregon’s scenic and coastal rivers, including the Deschutes and Clackamas. The fishing trips also seek out fish by species, often encountering monsters such as steelhead, trout, and coho and chinook salmon.
We provide customers with some of the best fishing and hunting trips in Oregon and Alaska, with more locations on the way. In addition to our hunting and fishing guide services, we offer white water rafting trips down the Deschutes River out of Maupin, OR. If gear is what you need, we have access to over 20,000 products.
One of the largest species of Pacific salmon, the chinook is prized among fishermen for its vivid color and distinct claw-like mouth. And like most animals, it's ready to fight anything come spawning season. Not one to be deterred, second-generation guide Vance Marshall takes anglers out in his 16-foot aluminum drift boat to catch these mettlesome chinook, as well as steelhead trout and other seasonal species that run up the McKenzie, Siuslaw, Umpqua, and Willamette Rivers. He also equips seasoned outdoorsmen with spinning and bait-casting rigs before journeying into the waters framed by Oregon's verdant evergreens himself.