Fishing Trips

Terry offers year-round fishing trips in some of the most famous Salmon/Steelhead fisheries in the Northwest.

Select from the following trip locations to learn more:

WILSON & NESTUCCA RIVERS

Winter Steelhead
Willie Drift Boat Fishing
January - March
Offering Full Day Fishing Trips

The Wilson River and Nestucca Rivers are two of the most productive winter steelhead runs in the NW. Terry begins fishing the Wilson River around December with the early run of broodstock steelhead. The run continues through March, often producing over 2,000 catches a year. It’s not uncommon to land a 20lb native or broodstock steelhead during this famous run. Terry uses a variety of techniques based on river levels, tides and water clarity. The majority of the time, you will find Terry side drifting out of the boat during this winter steelhead season.


Meeting Locations:
Wilson River - Sollie Smith Boat Launch
Wilson River - Mills Bridge Boat Launch

WILLAMETTE & COLUMBIA RIVERS

Spring Chinook Salmon / Coho Salmon
Alumaweld Boat Fishing
April - June
Offering Full & Half Day Fishing Trips

The Columbia and Willamette Rivers are among the best spring Chinook runs in the Pacific Northwest. These two rivers collide with one another in the Portland area, where the salmon run either continues on to the upper reaches of other large tributaries such as the Deschutes, Sandy and the Snake Rivers, or diverges on down to the Clackamas River.

During this time, thousands of spring Chinook are caught in the Portland area around Multnomah Channel and the Columbia River from late March to June, with other fishing areas like the base of Willamette Falls also producing thousands of fish. You will find Terry trolling Mulkey Pro Flashers in his Alumaweld Jet Boat, most likely with a fish on. Half and full day trips can be scheduled for this area.


Meeting Locations:
Willamette River - Willamette Park Boat Launch

COLUMBIA RIVER ASTORIA - BUOY 10

Fall Chinook Salmon / Coho Salmon
Alumaweld Boat 
Late July - August
Offering Full Day Fishing Trips

The famed Columbia River Buoy 10 salmon fishery in Astoria provides some of the best fishing for Coho and Chinook Salmon fishing on all of the West Coast. On this run you will find thousands of fish running up the river as they make their way to all of the tributaries throughout the Northwest. It’s not uncommon to have over a million Chinook Salmon pass through the area during this famous run. Coho Salmon are also abundant and plentiful during this time as well. You will find Terry trolling in his roomey 24-foot Alumaweld Jet boat. This is a run you don’t want to miss. Terry offers full day trips during this run, but don't be surprised if you get your limit early.


Meeting Locations:
Willamette River - Willamette Park Boat Launch

TILLAMOOK BAY, WILSON, TRASK & NEHALEM RIVERS

Fall Chinook Salmon / Coho Salmon Fishing
Alumaweld Boat & Willie Drift Boat
September - October
Offering Full Day Fishing Trips

Tillamook Bay and the five rivers that converge in this area are known for some of the best fall Chinook Salmon and steelhead fishing up and down the West Coast. Terry uses his Alumaweld Jet Boat when fishing out in the Bay of Tillamook, and up the rivers in his Willie Drift Boat. The fish that run through here are some of the largest fall Chinook Salmon you will find up and down the coast. Book a day with us and come experience this amazing fishery.


Meeting Locations:

Tillamook Bay - Tillamook Bay Boat House
Wilson River - Sollie Smith Boat Launch
Wilson River - Mills Bridge Boat Launch
Trask River - (need location)
Nestucca River - Little Nestucca River Boat Ramp
Nelahem River - (need Boat Launch)
Nelahem Bay - Nelahem Bay Boat Ramp