What You'll Get
Fishy folklore has it that salmon return to the exact spot they were born to spawn, a catching idea that has inspired humans to start building more romantic hospitals. Find more fin-flipping ideas with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a half-day salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon fishing trip for one person from VIP Outdoors (a $150 value).
The guides at VIP Outdoors share their knowledge and love of the outdoors to give adventure seekers memorable fishing experiences hooking salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon, in the Columbia, Willamette, and other surrounding rivers. Oregon is one of the few states that allows year-round salmon fishing, and its waters offer an ideal landscape for hooking chinook and coho salmon, while sturgeon and steelhead are available during more limited dates. Chinook are highly sought-after game fish due to their average weight of 15–40 pounds, availability March through November, and Sunday-crossword-dismantling abilities, while coho are catchable during August and September. Pesca-pursuers each need to bring a fishing license and harvest tag, but are otherwise provided with a professional, licensed guide, a boat, rods and reels, bait and tackle, safety flotation devices, cold beverages, snack-temperature snacks, and cleaning-and-bagging services. VIP recommends wearing weather-appropriate clothing and boots and bringing sunblock, a waterproof camera, and a great attitude because, like most dating experts, they feel it helps catch more fish.
As the largest river in the Pacific Northwest and an ideal destination for fish with unfortunate vacation-planning skills, the Columbia River serves as the backdrop through most of the March–November season. Late season salmon and winter steelhead are slyly stalked in the Wilson, Trask, Sandy, and Nestucca rivers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 10, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 3/gifts. Limit 1/visit. Reservation req'd; subject to weather & availability. Fish subj. to season. Rescheduling due to weather will be within 30 days. Individuals not in groups will be paired w/ others who buy individual trips. License & harvest tag req'd; not available on boat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.