Like fishing for compliments, fishing for fish requires the right bait, the right line, and a friend who is willing to exaggerate. Reel it in with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-day guided fishing expedition from Big Dave’s Fishing Adventures on one of the many coastal rivers near Tillamook, Oregon (a $200 value). Depending on conditions, Big Dave fishes the Wilson, Kilchis, and Trask Rivers. Groupon holders must hold a valid fishing license ($30) in order to use today’s Groupon.
At Big Dave’s Fishing Adventures, anglers of all experience levels may catch salmon and steelhead amid pristine, mountain-laden vistas on one of three coastal rivers. Dave provides the necessary gear for fish finding, including rods, reels, and tackle. Up to four anglers can sit aboard an 18-foot ClackaCraft Max driftboat with three comrades, patiently procuring the river’s treasures through advanced techniques such as drifting or bobber fishing. Dave is happy to espouse the ins and outs of each technique, helping guests walk away with volumes of knowledge. In order to ensure precise casts and steel-eyed reel, Big Dave’s Fishing Adventures provides each guest with a fortifying midday lunch. Due to the vagaries of wind, weather, and impromptu water-polo matches, dressing warmly is strongly encouraged.