Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with today's Groupon: for $99, you get an eight-hour salmon-fishing trip from Steve Roberts Guide Service (up to a $200 value). Excursions embark from the St. John’s Bridge at Cathedral Park in Portland or the 205 Bridge at Jon Storm Park in Oregon City.
With more than 25 years of experience fishing the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, Steve Roberts passes his knowledge on to spellbound groups during eight-hour water hunts for chrome steelhead and chinook salmon. Aboard the company's 19-foot Alumaweld river sled, groups of up to four try their hands at executing some of Mr. Roberts's favorite fishing techniques, such as back-bouncing eggs and bobber and jig. The outfit sets each fisherperson up with rods and reels, tackle, and bait to help snag a prize specimen. Floaters should wear warm, waterproof clothing and be sure to pack a lunch, sunscreen, and a camera to prevent fishing partners from claiming to have caught the Rainbow Fish. Excursions set out seven days per week, and location and intended prey vary by week.
This Groupon does not include a fishing license and tag, which can be purchased at many local retailers or marinas for $16.75.
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.