Guided Fishing Trips – Steelhead Sturgeon Salmon Fishing Guide & Charters

Steelhead Sturgeon Salmon Fishing Guide & Charters - Guided Fishing Trips

Pacific Northwest Fishing Guide / Charter Fishing Trips

Guided fishing trips in both Washington, Oregon and the Columbia River. Columbia River guided salmon fishing trips are the most popular guided fishing trips in the Northwest due to the shear abundance during this season. Also the thrill of the catch and the joy it brings to people. Steelhead fishing is another popular fishery. Some clients love winter Steelhead fishing from a drift boat because they like being on a small tributary. And others like summer Steelhead fishing because they enjoy the warm summer weather. Keeper Sturgeon fishing doesn’t happen very often due to the limited seasons. Catch and release Sturgeon fishing is a great fishery because you are able to reel in a tremendous amount of fish.

Guided Columbia River Fishing

Many locations on the Columbia River have some of the most beautiful, desirable waters in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you are seeking a little serenity, a getaway with family, or just a heart-pounding adventure on the water; a guided fishing trip can provide it for you. STS takes pride in offering well, thought-out guided fishing trips throughout Washington, Oregon and also along the Columbia River. Charter fishing trips for Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon range from Astoria / Buoy 10 up stream to the John Day Dam.  

Buoy 10 guided salmon fishing is one of my most popular fall salmon fishery. These trips fill up quick along with guided Klickitat River and Deschutes River hover fishing trips. Drano Lake spring Chinook fishing is my most popular guided spring Chinook fishing charter. This is because of the two spring Chinook limit and I do very well on spring Chinook each day at Drano Lake.

Guided Wilson River Steelhead fishing trips and Nestucca River Steelhead trips are both very popular winter Steelhead destinations. Both of these rivers get great returns of winter Steelhead. These are very hands of fishing, and done out of my Clackacraft Drift Boat.

Willamette River guided spring Chinook fishing trips combined with catch and release Sturgeon make for a fun day. These trips are great because we start the day fishing for spring Chinook and then transition to catch and release Sturgeon fishing. Another reason the Willamette River is so great is because most of the locations we fish are near Portland.

Here is a list of fisheries STS fishes.

Bonneville Dam, Cathlamet area, Cowlitz River, Deschutes River, Drano Lake, Kalama River, Kilchis River, Klickitat River, Longview area, Nehalem Bay, Nestucca River, Lewis River, Multnomah Channel, Tillamook Bay, Trask RiverWillamette River, Wilson River, Wind River, Wynoochee River &  also the White Salmon River.  All of these locations have specific times of the year to fish. 

Feel Free to CONTACT ME  if you have any questions about guided fishing trips or to book a trip.  Also check out my FACEBOOK page.

All I can say is that Shawn is a very professional salmon and Steelhead fishing guide in the PNW and when I say professional its exactly what I mean. All of his gear from his boats to the top of the line rods and reels he has are always ready to go. I have had many great trips with him and have limited out more times than not. I have never had a bad trip out with this guy. If you want to go catch some of the best tasting salmon of the year book now with Shawn for spring Chinook before he’s booked!!!

Jake Nichols

Best guide around in all aspects, this is one of our favorite fishing trips not only for the fish but because Shawn has a great personality and makes sure you’re well taken care of. My husband and I try to make at least 1 trip with STS a year! Highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking for a great fishing trip!

Kate Lamport- Helena, MT

2nd trip with Shawn, it was a very tough day, fish hard to find. Not wanting to bite on much. Shawn hunted for the fish and we limited out. Great job!!! Thank you for your persistence and determination. We had a great day laughed and enjoyed ourselves . Another epic day. We’ll book another trip!!!

Michael Hardash

Shawn is one of the best guides I have fished with. He works very hard to find fish. He is very knowledgeable and will not waste your time if the fishing is slow. He is also very professional with a laid back personality and great with younger kids. Fished with him twice. I have fished with many different guides all over the US. Can’t go wrong fishing with him.

Tom Paudler, NC
Great fishing trip today with Shawn! Shawn is an awesome guide and gives his all to get you on the fish. We boated 7 Spring Run Chinooks for 4 fishermen! Thanks!
Charles Brooks
We had the pleasure of both spring and fall fishing with Shawn this year. He did a awesome job getting us on the fish and putting them in the boat. We where always one of the top boats out there both days. I would highly recommend Shawn and sts if your looking for a great trip.
Shane Bowman

Thank you Shawn for the most successful spring Chinook fishing I can remember. My son Dean had “one of the best days of his life!” If you’re looking for a guide….this is who you need to call.

Dan Cox

#1 Goal is to create a memorable, unique and successful guided fishing trips for all customers, in a safe and professional manner

Year Around Fishing – Steelhead Sturgeon Salmon Fishing Guide & Charters

Fishing year around for Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye and also Sturgeon on the Columbia River and tributaries in both Washington and Oregon. Following the current species migration as they move from the ocean into the fresh water. This is done out of a top notch 25′ Willie Raptor open sled, which fishes up to 6 people very comfortably. Willie Raptor is completely setup with state of the art equipment to help us get on the fish. If we are not fishing out of the open sled, then we will be fishing smaller tributaries from a fully loaded 18’ Clackacraft Clackamax drift boat. Drift boat trips are very fun, hands on fishing, for Chinook salmon, summer and winter Steelhead.


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