To catch a fish, anglers must have patience, technical knowledge, and either really big hands or tiny hands capable of gripping a rod. Land a sizeable foe with today's Groupon: for $99, you get an eight-hour fishing trip with Steve Roberts Guide Service, (up to a $200 value). Float-goers launch off either from the Saint Johns Bridge in Portland or Clackamette Park in Oregon City. This Groupon does not include a fishing license. A one-day license can be purchased for $16.75.
Under the navigating eye of 25-year veteran Steve Roberts, avid anglers and freshman fisherman alike can experience the area's mighty waters and mightier underwater targets. Steve aids anglers in the hunt for lunkers seven days a week throughout the year. Out on the water, hook-setters cast from a 19-foot Alumaweld boat, which Steve deftly guides past rocks and into hard-to-reach areas of the Columbia or Willamette rivers. Anglers learn to lure chinook or steelhead through the use of jigs, back-bouncing eggs, divers, plugs, and belly dances. After strenuous tug-of-war matches with underwater prey, fisherman are free to relax as the boat floats calmly past scenic wildlife and wind-swept trees.
Although Steve equips guests with all necessary rods, reels, tackle, bait, anglers should still plan to bring warm, waterproof clothing, boots, sunscreen, snacks, water, and a device to document their trip such as a camera or waterproof hippocampus. Fish-finders will also need a valid Oregon state fishing license and tag.
In the interest of communal and familial growth, Groupon customers can purchase up to three additional Groupons as gifts to fill the four-passenger boat with friends, eliminating the future urge to embellish fishy details. When considering additional Groupons, keep in mind that children under 15 can hop aboard for $100 with a paying adult.
Steve Roberts Guide Service
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.