Here are the pic.'s from my John Day trip. Not a lot of fish, but quality fish. One was just over 20" about 5 lb.'s. Had to send a pic of our shore lunch our guide cooked for us in the dutch oven. Great trip all the way around. If any of you are interested in fishing over there I can hook you up with the best guide to take you.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Saturday, April 01, 2006
April is here. Fishing Guides Northwest is at it's new location in the heart of Salmon and steelhead country on the Wilson River near Tillamook. If you are not familiar with this area Tillamook has five rivers flowing into one bay, all of which see returns of Salmon and Steelhead. This puts us close to the core area of alot of our trips. Our appologies for any problems reaching us during the move. Our on-line booking form should be up and opperational by April 6. In the mean time please call us to book a trip. This steelhead season was phenomenal with alot of nice fish caught. The other good news is that despite predictions from Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife returns of Spring Chinook apear to better than predicted. Sturgeon fishing is fair to good depending on where you are fishing. The lower river near Astoria should be picking up soon. If you are looking to target keeper sturgeon this is the best time to book a trip. For oversize sturgeon, that should start the last week of May. Don't forget our new semi-guided trips for smallmouth if you are looking for a fun economical trip. You can do the fully guided which is more money, but worth it just for the shore lunch. Please call us for the top guides in the Northwest.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Well it's early February now and hopefully we are done with the deluge of rain we had in December and January. The coastal streams are fishing well now that the water has receeded and I just spoke to one of our guides fishing some of our clients today. As of 10: 00 they had hooked four steelhead and only landed one 13 lb. fish. They still have alot more river left to fish today however and should catch some more. Sturgeon fishing has been good to excellent if you are in the right places. We have the guides to take you there. Despite the poor forcast for valley spring chinook, there will still be some great opportunities in other areas, call us for details. If you are looking to fish for Bass and Walleye book now as dates are filling fast. Also we are excited to announce that we are moving near Tillamook right on the Wilson River. This should be advantageous as we are right next to the core of alot of our fishing. We will be able to look out the office window and not only tell you the river height, but water color. We also hope to gain vital fishing information from making some casts in the back yard too. We will still have the same toll free number and will update you to the new local Tillamook number. Best Fishes from Mark & Jeanne Plummer of Fishing Guides Northwest.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
2006 is now here and Fishing Guides Northwest has some news to report. We have just acquired two new guide partners. One that has been guiding on the southern Oregon coastal streams since 1968. With almost 40 years of experience, we think he should be a great asset to our team of guides. We have also acquired a new guide to take people fishing for trophy trout on some of Oregon's high desert lakes. He is one of the most knowledgeable guides in the entire Northwest when it comes to fishing for trophy trout of all species. He also produces videos of his expertise in this fishery. We will soon be promoting these videos on our web site. For the new year we also have trips for trophy smallmouth bass on the world renowned John Day river for $125.00 per person. These trips will book fast, so call early to reserve dates. For those looking to pursue winter steelhead, once the rivers lower it should be great. Also if you are wanting to book early for spring Chinook, despite the poor forecast for the inland streams and the Columbia river(the forecasters have been known to be wrong also), keep in mind that we have some great guides to take you fishing for spring Chinook on the coastal streams which should see great returns like last year. Please feel free to check us out at www.fishingguidesnorthwest.com or call toll free at 1-866-4GUIDES.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Are you looking for that perfect and unique Christmas gift for your loved one that loves the outdoors? Buy them a gift certificate for a guided fishing trip from Fishing Guides Northwest.
www.fishingguidesnorthwest.com 1-866-4GUIDES. You can send your loved one a guided trip without the worry of the planning. Gift certificates are good for one year from Dec.25th and they can decide where and when they want to go and for what species. A gift certificate can be purchesd for any amount of $150.00 or greater. $150.00 is the minimum per day price of a guided fishing trip and will usually pay for most of our trips for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or walleye. Other trips are available but may be more expensive. Packages for multi-day trips, Alaska, Mexico, Russia & overnight lodges are available also. Call for pricing on these trips. Check out our website and call us toll free. We only contract with the top producing guides to give you the best possible experience. We do have trips available throughout the winter months if they are in a hurry to get out there and use their gift. Winter steelhead and sturgeon fishing can be grat throughout the winter. Give them the gift of choice with a gift certificate. Happy Holidays from Mark & Jeanne of Fishing Guides Northwest
Monday, November 14, 2005
Attention fisherman....... The Fall Chinook run is here. As of Monday and Tuesday, the 8th and 9th of November the coastal streams in Northwest Oregon finally receeded from the prior rains to allow for some fantastic fishing. Most of our guides had their limits of 20-40 pound chinook by 8:30-10:00 those mornings, and have been getting limits since then. Fishing should remain strong through early December except for the days the river rises too much from heavy rain fall. If you are interested in booking a fishing trip with one of the top guides in the Northwest with a great chance for a successful fishing trip, now is the time. Rates run from $150.00 to $175.00 per person for a full day. If you are interested and need more information please call Fishing Guides Northwest toll free at 1-866-448-4337. You can also check out our website at www.fishingguidesnorthwest.com
Saturday, October 01, 2005
For fisherpersons that live in the Northwest or those planning on visiting, there are year- round opportunities to catch many different fish of the Northwest. From chinook salmon, sturgeon, halibut, trout, bass, walleye, tuna and others there is something biting year round. At www.fishingguidesnorthwest.com we know what is biting, where they are biting, and a the right guide to put you with if you choose to go with a guide. Let our 25 plus years of guiding and fishing help you to find the right guide or just get to the right place to fish. Right now our primary fishery is for Chinook Salmon in Tillamook and Nehalem Bay, the Pacific Ocean, the Siletz bay and river system. We also have a few days left for halibut in the Pacific Ocean out of Newport and Iwaco Wa. For those that don't mind catch and release there is some awsome fishing on the Columbia River just out of Portland with guides averaging ten to twenty chinook to the boat per day. Some walleye are still available, but productive fishing will slow with the cooler weather. Silver salmon and chinook are available on some of the inland streams in both Oregon and Washington. With the last rainfall we will see more fish move into the coastal streams, however we will need more rain before we start doing driftboat trips in these rivers. Late October, November and early december are great times for a float trip on our coastal streams. Also by Thanksgiving our winter steelhead start showing up on the coastal rivers. Summer steelhead remains spotty on the Deschutes, however should improve with cooler weather and cooler water tempuratures. If you are interested in fishing or more info please feel free to go to our website.