Floating down one of the local Tillamook area rivers in pursuit of steelhead is more than a fishing experience. Bald eagles, deer, elk, kingfishers and mergansers are also frequent visitors to the river’s banks. Floating down an emerald green river offers its own unique experience, one synonymous with the serene over-all experience you’ll have with your Tillamook fishing guide. Keep an eye out as you float through the tail-outs, often times you’ll see steelhead that declined your offering or large spawning salmon that have no interest in your bait or plugs as they propagate the next generation of salmon. The rivers are also filled with beautiful coastal cutthroat trout that often provide a sporting experience. They often spawn in February and are aggressive enough in their own right during the winter and spring months. They too are for catch and release only.
These unique fishing experiences are much more than a paycheck to your Tillamook fishing guide. We are not only stewards to your Tillamook fishing experience, we are stewards to this unique and finite resource. We’ve spent countless hours advocating for improved water quality and land use policies, to protect this resource for future generations of anglers and the plethora of other plants and animals dependent on this keystone species. Your Tillamook fishing guide understands that this resource is worth defending as the angling community is often the first to sit on the sidelines during an emergency closure, but last to realize the benefits of this resource as these fish dodge other predators along their long and perilous journey to the ocean and back. Seals, sea lions, mergansers, loons, cormorants, sharks, orca whales and high seas fishermen all snare our Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead in near and far away places. It’s our job as Oregon fishing guides to continue to fight to ensure returning salmon and steelhead escape to the spawning grounds, and provide opportunity to Oregon fishing enthusiasts.
It’s the job of your Tillamook fishing guide to make sure your experience is a positive one. From booking your trip through processing your catch, it’s in our best interest to make sure you leave with a lasting and positive impression on all that Oregon has to offer. We consider ourselves ambassadors to Oregon and its bounty of natural resources so that you too, feel invested in a future where we all get to enjoy abundant and healthy returns of salmon and steelhead to the Pacific Northwest. We’re proud of our long and storied heritage here in Oregon, and we want to pass this pride along to our customers and our children.