About Terry Mulkey


About Terry Mulkey. A lifelong outdoorsman, Terry grew up as the son of a rancher in Eastern Oregon, though he would eventually find himself drawn westward towards the Oregon Coast. He would wind up settling down in Tillamook, Oregon where he’d spend the next 30 years studying the tides, temperatures, and water patterns of the Tillamook Bay, Wilson, Nestucca, Trask, Columbia, and Willamette Rivers as a Salmon & Steelhead Fishing Guide. After dedicating years to deepening his knowledge and honing specialized fishing techniques specific to these world-famous fisheries, 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. In addition to fishing, Terry also contributes to the community by stewarding responsible fishing practices and leading efforts alongside other local guides to help build up broodstock runs on the Wilson, Trask, and Nestucca Rivers so that future generations can enjoy the fisheries in these great rivers for years to come. Terry has also developed product lines such as Mulkey’s Pro Tackle—a lure series that has become some of the most highly acclaimed fishing tackle in the industry—and also plays an active part in GLoomis’ Beta program, where he tests and helps develop new salmon and steelhead fishing rods. And at the depths of all his dedication and enjoyment for spreading his knowledge of the sport to others, there lies a pure and simple love for just catching fish.





Including a 32lb salmon at the 2017 North Coast Salmon Rendezvous largest catch competition!


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Terry Mulkey joins Owin Hays on NBC Sports Outdoor GPS to discuss Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing

NBC Sports NW Outdoor GPS
June 18, 2018

Terry Mulkey's guide boat full of fishermen
Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing practices with fishing guide Terry Mulkey

Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor
July 19, 2018

Terry Mulkey and client holding up fish
Willamette River Spring Chinook Tactics with guide Terry Mulkey

Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor
April 26, 2017

Terry Mulkey giving a seminar talk
Video Seminar on Buoy 10

Facebook Video Seminar
September 15, 2014

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Fall Salmon Success by Buzz Ramsey

Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor
September 14, 2016


Terry Mulkey on the cover of Northwest Sportsman Magazine
Big River Bites, Mulkey & 3 Top Guides on Willamette Chinook

NW Sportsman Magazine
May 2021

Terry Mulkey and client on the cover of Northwest Sportsman Magazine
Winter Steelhead fishing at its finest with Terry Mulkey on the Wilson River

NW Sportsman Magazine
January 2020

Mulkeys Fishing Guide Service
Nationally Recognized Guide to Give Free Steelhead Clinic

Tillamook Headlight Herald
December 7, 2017

Client holding salmon on Mulkey's guide boat
Buoy 10 Salmon Frenzy Ramping Up

The Columbian
December 5, 2015

Terry Mulkey and client holding up large salmon on fishing boat
An Interview with Terry Mulkey by Buzz Ramsey

Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor
August 15, 2016

Fishermen standing on dock holding up their catch
Columbia River Bonanza

Sportsman's Guide
September 15, 2014