Pro Staff

We're very proud of the quality of guides on our Pro-Staff. Collectively, they represent more knowledge in regards to our sport fisheries than any other group ever assembled.

Members of our Pro-Staff serve a client base that's consistent with their individual personality, style and expectations. If you're interested in booking a trip, consider ahead of time what makes a great day for you: how you like to fish, how long you like to be on the water, language you're comfortable with, if smoking is acceptable or not (for both yourself and the guide), and what's included in the cost of the trip.

We encourage open communication when booking trips. By covering all the bases in advance, neither you nor the guide involved should be subject to uncomfortable surprises. Whether you're a hard-core expert angler wanting to fish dawn-to-dark, or a beginner looking for quality on-the-water instruction, there's multiple members of our Pro-Staff who can serve you professionally.

Our Pro-Staff has proven their quality to us time and time again. Our relationship is simple: they develop the most successful approaches to fisheries throughout the state, and we make sure the gear involved is available to them and our customers within our stores.

JACK SMITH

All Seasons Guide Service

503-842-6313 | Email 

Specializing in salmon, steelhead and sturgeon, Jack Smith has more than 25 years of experience guiding. Fisheries: North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. Deschutes Summer Steelhead. Columbia River Sturgeon.


CHRIS VERTOPOULOS

Chris Vertopoulos Guide Service

503-349-1377 | Email | Website

With more than 25 years experience, Chris is a Pro-Staff member of G. Loomis Rods, Shimano Reels and Owner Hooks.


TERRY MULKEY

Mulkey's Guide Service

503-803-1896 | Email | Website

Terry has respectably become the area’s premier Salmon & Steelhead fishing guide. Through his dedication and stewardship to the sport, he continues to share his craft at speaking events and seminars around the North West, and has been known to appear in various magazines and publications such as NW Steelheaders and Northwest Sportsman Magazine.

Terry is also part of multiple Pro Guide teams and is sponsored by some of the best fishing brands in the world, including GLoomis, Shimano, and Yakima Bait.


BOB KRATZER

Angler's Guide Service/ Alaska Kingfishers

360-374-3148 | Email | Website

Lifelong Washington resident with more than 20 years of experience. Fisheries: Olympic Peninsula Steelhead and Salmon. Cowlitz and Lewis River Salmon and Steelhead. Nushagak River (Alaska) Salmon.


BRIAN CAMPBELL

Campbells Guide Service

503-869-2989 | Email | Website

An energetic professional, Brian incorporates the latest innovations in his techniques. Fisheries: Columbia and Willamette River Salmon and Sturgeon. Clackamas River Steelhead and Salmon. North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. McKenzie River Steelhead and Salmon.


CHRIS NORDLING

Chris Nordling Fishing Guide Service

503-866-0971 | Email | Website

As a full time professional since 2002, Chris has built a reputation as a guide who is willing to share his knowledge and help instruct anglers in their techniques so that they can be successful on their own. His easy going and friendly personality only add to his presentation skills as a speaker,making his clinics at our locations some of the most popular of the year. Fisheries include: Clackamas,Sandy,Willamette,Columbia and coastal rivers and bay fishing for Salmon,Steelhead and Sturgeon.Many of these fisheries employ a "hands on" approach.


DAVE MAROON

Dave Maroon's Fishing Adventures

503-750-3319 | Email | Website

Dave brings a degree in Fisheries to his experience as a guide. Fisheries: Columbia Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon from Portland to the John Day dam. Willamette River Sturgeon and Salmon. Sandy River Steelhead and Salmon.


DAVE MCCANN

Dave McCann Guide Service

503-310-7928 | Email | Website

With more than 25 years of experience Dave McCann is one of few Pro-Staffers that tap our exceptional trout fisheries in addition to Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon. Fisheries: Deschutes River Steelhead and Trout. North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. Columbia River Salmon and Sturgeon.


DAVID JOHNSON

David Johnson's Guided Sport Fishing

503-201-4292 | Email | Website

A favorite contact for outdoor writers and himself an author, David's been guiding for more than 27 years. Fisheries: Columbia and Willamette River Salmon and Sturgeon. North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. Clackamas River Salmon and Steelhead.


RICK SABOL

Deschutes Steelheader Company

503-781-1905 | Email  

Expert steelhead guide Rick Sabol carries a BLM permit for the Deschutes and also runs trips on Oregon's central coast rivers (Siletz) over the winter months. Rick's well-versed in all forms of steelhead fishing including spey fishing. In May and June, Rick can be found running trips for storied native "redsides trout" on the lower 14 miles of the Deschutes River and from July through October his pursuits turn to steelhead on this renowned river.


SILAS STARDANCE

Riverhawk Guide Service

541-921-0364 | Email | Website 

WORLDCLASS fishing opportunities for salmon, steelhead, and Ocean Rock Fish. Fish at multiple location's in Oregon. From the Columbia River to the Oregon Coast, we follow the bite to give you the best opportunity at the "Once in a life time" fish. We offer a fishing adventure for any age or skill level.


PETE FIELD

Deschutes River Guides

503-539-0587 | Email | Website

Another of our Pro-Staff with a cherished Deschutes River permit, Pete's focus is on the Deschutes and Coastal Steelhead. Fisheries: Deschutes River Summer Steelhead. Siletz and North Coast Winter Steelhead.


JOHN KRAUTHOEFER

Firefighters Guide Service

503-812-1414 | Email | Website

John is a consummate professional with more than 30 years of experience on Oregon's waterways. Fisheries: Columbia River Salmon. Tillamook, Nehalem Bay and Ocean Salmon. North Coast Steelhead with a focus on the North Fork Nehalem River by raft.


HARRY BRESNAHAN

Harry's Guide Service

360-907-5055 | Email

Harry started fishing at very young age with his father in eastern Oregon. He takes pride in using top of the line fishing gear and works hard to make your fishing trip successful. He fishes the Columbia from Buoy 10 up to Rufus as well as the Willamette, Tillamook Bay, Lewis and Cowlitz.


DAN PONCIANO

Dan Ponciano Guide Service

360-907-5055 | Email | Website

Dan Ponciano has 40 years of experience and has been offering Columbia River Guided Fishing Trips professionally nearly 30 years. With intimate knowledge of key areas of the Columbia River and its tributaries, Dan’s knowledge breaks a massive river into small productive spots. Spend a day on the water with Dan and you’ll realize that there is no mystery behind a successful and enjoyable fishing day, these are simply the places where preparation and execution meet and your Columbia River Fishing Trip will be one to remember for life!


TAYLOR KNIGHT

FishAbility NW

503-917-4450 | Email | Website

Taylor was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and spent many years fishing both Oregon and Washington waters. Her goal is to get anyone that wants to go fishing out for a safe and fun trip. Fishing experience is not required. Want to get out and enjoy the outdoors? Come fishing! If you need accommodations or would like to bring a personal assistant to make your trip more comfortable, please reach out to her. Service animals are welcome! I am unable to modify my boat for wheelchair but can still accommodate those with limited mobility.Targeting kokanee, trout, salmon, sturgeon (keeper and catch and release) and shad.


JEREMY MARTIN

Jimmy Martin Guide Service LLC

503-680-3237 | Email

Jeremy is the son of original Pro Staffer, Jimmy Martin, and is therefore a classically trained young guide with a bright future. He is also a class act on the water. Jeremy will undoubtedly represent his own family guide business and Fisherman’s with the utmost in professionalism. Please welcome him to the team.


JOSIAH DARR

JDarr Guided Fishing

206-660-1490 | Email

JDarr Guided Fishing offers some of Oregon’s best fishing trips. Whether you want to troll for salmon on the Columbia or Willamette Rivers, bobberdog down a beautiful coastal tributary in the drift boat or take the pontoon boat down a dark coastal canyon, JDarr Guided Fishing is sure to provide you with a great experience and a day full of bites!


PAT ABEL

Pat Abel Guide Service

503-307-6033 | Email | Website

Pat Abel has brought more than 25 years of fishing experience to the development of his guiding business. Fisheries: Columbia and Willamette River Salmon and Sturgeon. North Coast Salmon and Steelhead.


BRAD STAPLES

Western Fishing Adventures

503-250-0558 | Email | Website

Over more than 25 years of professional guiding, Brad Staple's enthusiasm for the sport hasn't missed a beat. Multi-day trips are serviced by both Brad and his partner Danny Haak. Fisheries: Deschutes River and Central Oregon "Redside" Trout. Deschutes River Summer Steelhead.

STEVE LEONARD

Steve's Guided Adventures

360-609-1902 | Email | Website

With over 25 years of fishing experience in Washington and Oregon and on the Columbia River, Steve's Guided Adventures can take you to the premier fishing spots and provide a great outdoor experience. Kalama River, Columbia River, Cowlitz River, Klickitat River, Sandy River, Columbia River, Tillamook Bay, John Day River, Nehalem River, Buoy 10, Salmon, the East Fork Lewis, NF Lewis, Snake River and the Washougal River, Fall Chinook, Spring Chinook, Upriver Brights, Coho & Silvers, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Walleye


RUSS MORROW

Russ Morrow Sport Fishing Guide Service

503-310-9733 | Email | Website

Russ Morrow’s Sportfishing Guide Service is a fully outfitted, Specialty Fishing Adventure on Bays, Rivers, and the Ocean. Whether you are Trolling the Bay, Ocean or Big Rivers in his Charter Boat or floating down the river in his Driftboat. All equipment/gear is provided and is Top of the line, from the Gloomis Rods, Shimano Reels and Powerpro Line. Ocean trips are near shore and only if the ocean is safe to go.