Pro Staff

Captain Bill Divens

Salmon King Lodge

At the tender age of four, Bill Divens caught his first native brook trout on a remote stream in the hills of Pennsylvania and has been passionately pursuing trout and salmon in Alaska, Oregon, Canada, and California since. A Silicon Valley high tech executive in his former life, Divens is now a licensed California and Oregon guide, holds a USCG Captain’s license and is an IGFA Certified Captain. He fishes half the year on the Sacramento River and Shasta Lake in Northern California and the other half on the Rogue River in Gold Beach, Oregon.

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Captain Ryan Miner

Coastal Pro Guide Service

My name is Ryan Miner. I am the owner/operator of Coastal Pro Guide Service. We are a family run guide service that specializes in Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon fishing on Oregon’s central coast. We have been in business for over 10 years. Our mission is to provide a quality outdoor experience while experiencing our areas natural beauty.


Captain Bryan Jones

Take Down Guide Service

A passion for the outdoors started in Gresham Oregon fishing with family and friends on the Columbia, Willamette Rivers and North Coast Estuaries. Because of my acquired knowledge and ambition, I was inspired to become a Northwest Fishing Guide specializing in Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and crabbing trips. I never get tired of seeing that rod go down and the excitement on my clients faces. I try and make sure guests have a positive and successful experience but most of all have fun!

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Captain David Harris

Four River Guide Service

I moved to Oregon in 1977, I’ve been fishing for salmon in the Columbia River, Tillamook, and Nehalem waters since 1982. This year will be my 14th year as a professional guide. I’m also a general contractor in central Oregon and live in Bend where I promote fishing trips to the north coast during prime seasons: spring and fall.


Captain Steve Leonard

Steve's Guided Adventures

Steve has been in the guiding business for 23 years and full-time guiding for the past 15 years. Steve has a huge passion for the outdoors starting at an early age of 7. Steve specializes in Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, walleye and small-mouth bass. He is licensed in Oregon and Washington which allows him to take you to the best fishing the Pacific NW has to offer. Steve’s operation covers Northwest Oregon, Southwest Washington, 300 miles of the Columbia River from the mouth upriver through the Columbia River gorge national scenic area, Tillamook Bay and Nehalem Bay on the beautiful Oregon coast west of Portland. 
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Captain Ted Teufel

I was born and raised in Oregon and have been fishing since I was four. At 10 I started fly fishing as well as tying my own flies. Since a young age, my passion has always been fishing. In 2005 I turned it into a lifetime career as a fishing guide. I currently guide in Oregon for Salmon & Steelhead. I also have experience guiding in Idaho for trout as well as teaching Fly Fishing & Fly casting. My certifications include US Coast Guard Certified license, CPR/1st aide, I also hold an Oregon charter & guide license, and I am fully insured. I fish aboard a 25ft Alumaweld Columbia & an 18ft Clackamas drift boat.

 


Captain Jeff Goodwin

Jeff Goodwin Guide Service

Jeff has been fishing and guiding anglers in the Pacific Northwest and on Northern California lakes and rivers for over 25 years. Fishing has been his passion since childhood and it has grown every year since. He has had the opportunity to become very familiar over the years with fishing for multiple species of Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Kokanee salmon, and finally, lake and river bass. Finally, Jeff is a fully licensed fishing guide by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and holds a USCG OUPV Captain’s License.

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Captain Pro Escobedo III

VIP Outdoors

Trips provide: Salmon/Steelhead/Sturgeon Born native to the beautiful state of Oregon I was destined to make a living in the outdoors. After completing college at Western Oregon University I found myself spending more and more time on the rivers. One day I decided that catching fish and hunting animals was the only life I wanted to live. Now I am blessed to be able to call that my profession.


Captain Josiah Darr

J Darr Guided Fishing

One of the Northwest Oregon’s top fishing guides and a very energetic and fun young man to spend a day with. He’s also very successful at keeping his clients in fish. Josiah is a jack-of-all-trades, to say the least. Besides guiding for Salmon and Steelhead on the Wilson and Trask Rivers, Josiah is a sales rep for Clackacraft Drift Boats and a columnist for Salmon Trout Steelheader Magazine. In addition, he has made many television appearances hosting fishing shows such as Anger West and Grant’s Getaways. Josiah also hosted the very popular instructional DVD: Bobberdogging Bait and Beads.

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Captain Alex Ross

The Trinity Guide Company

Alex grew up Sport and Commercial fishing off the coast of Santa Cruz in the 90’s. Alex had the opportunity to work with some of the best Commercial and Sport captains on the central coast at that time, fishing anywhere from the Tuna grounds off the coast of Southern California to the far reaches of Humboldt County. Alex has over 20 years of professional fishing experience and is passionate in his pursuit of all the game fish that the West Coast has to offer. Guiding anything from Pacific Halibut and Ocean-Run Salmon to Kokanee, Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead. 


Captain Nathan Bryant

Past 14 years I have been guiding full time in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, and pride my self on being one of the hardest working guides around. These days you can find me on the water 5 or 6 days a week fishing many of the rivers in southwest Washington including the Cowlitz and the Columbia. I also spend June and July on the Kenai river in Alaska chasing the next world record king salmon!

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Captain Eddie Kellogg

Tidewater Adventures

I'm 36 years old. I have lived and fished in Tillamook County since I was 4yrs old. I come from a long line of Commercial Fishermen. My grandfather, Leo McElroy, was a fishing and hunting guide in Oregon City Oregon. He started when he graduated high school in 1952. I have fished small creeks, for Cutthroat Trout, Rivers, Bay’s and the Ocean since I was very young. I spent the last 17yrs juggling a logging career and fishing. I would quit most every job when a fishing season would roll around. Fishing is my true passion. I started my business, Tidewater Adventures, after getting into a tree falling accident. I am a family man. I have three kids and a wife. I love nothing more than taking people out on the water.


Captain Brad Bugica

Salmonstriper.com

I am Capt. Brad Bugica and my business name is Salmonstriper.com.  I also have laketahoefishingtrips.com.  I have been a calif. Fishing guide since 1992.  I started in a drift boat, targeting King Salmon on the American and Feather Rivers.  In 2000 I got my first JetSled and that let me expand my business to the whole Sacramento River System and the Delta.  I obtained my Captain’s License in 2005.  I offer trips for King Salmon, Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Kokanee Salmon, and Mackinaw.  
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Captain Eric Baird

Play N Hooky Guide Service

Captain Eric Baird with a chrome spring chinook, Eric has lived in N.W. Oregon his entire life. Fishing and hunting Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. "The outdoors has always been my place, I’ll never stop enjoying the expressions of clients with their trophies and experiences while spending the day with me."

 


Captain Jeff Frenette

Premier Guide Service

With 30 years in the Army Reserve and having traveled to many parts of this great country, nothing beats the Northwest and our fishing opportunities!  We are blessed to have the Columbia River in our backyard and I enjoy taking clients out to experience our awesome Oregon fisheries. What makes fishing such an enjoyable profession; clients become fishing family – not just customers!

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Captain Drew Simpson

EMT/IV, Clark County Fire District 3

My name is Drew Simpson I am the owner of Simpson’s Guide Service. I grew up in the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest and have always had a passion for hunting and fishing. I offer trips for Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon on the Columbia River and its tributaries. I enjoy the time on the water with my clients and seeing the smile on their faces after a successful trip. All my trips are fished out of a 25′ Alumaweld Super Vee Pro. My certifications are USCG master license, EMT/IV Technician, Washington and Oregon Guide License, fully insured.


Captain Larry Aaker

Fish with Larry

Captain Larry learned the basics of fishing as a child while spending summers in North Dakota with his grandparents. Growing up in Northern California’s San Joaquin Valley, Larry had access to various foothill lakes, the California Delta, and the San Francisco Bay giving him plenty of fishing opportunities. Upon completing college and serving in the military, he pursued his fishing passion with a vengeance. Having over 20 years of fishing experience under his belt, including tournament bass fishing, Larry has learned fish behavior, water ecosystems, and the effects of the lunar calendar on the fish, just to name a few. 

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Captain Robert Kratzer

Anglers Guide Service

I have been a guide in both Washington and Alaska for 34 years. I guide the famed Olympic Peninsula streams along with the Cowlitz, Lewis, and Columbia rivers in southwest Washington. I also Operate Alaska Kingfishers on the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay Alaska.  I have been a leader in the fishing industry with advancing techniques for new anglers.  I am a very fun and energetic guide that spends most of my time teaching Anglers to be a better fisherman with new and innovative techniques.  Whether it be Steelhead or salmon a guided trip me will be a trip you will not soon forget.


Captain Shane Reynolds

Northwest Fishing Expeditions

I have been guiding the Northwest and Alaska for 20 years. We are a family-owned company. We specialize in Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, and Walleye on the Columbia River and Snake River. Our fishing destinations start at  Buoy 10 and run up to the Hanford Reach on the Columbia River. We fish the Snake River from the Tri-Citys up into Hells Canyon. Our Mission is to share our knowledge and skills of the outdoors to our clients and give them the best fishing experience possible.

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Captain Corey Redditt

Black Dog Adventures Fishing Charters

Located in the heart of New York State’s famed Finger Lake’s region. Trolling the areas two deepest glacial formed lakes, Cayuga and Seneca, using a variety of different methods to catch Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Atlantic ( Landlocked) Salmon. Using top of the line electronics and equipment ranging from the newest modern tackle to old school local techniques. These large freshwater lakes are home to some of the countries most exceptional Trout and Salmon.