Our river fishing trips happen all over Washington & Oregon, all-year-round, providing awesome Pacific Northwest fishing experiences whenever you want! We fish specific rivers at specific times of the year when the fish are running. By knowing each river and the fish that run it, we are able to provide a high success rate for hooking you up with a catch. While salmon are the most famous fish we fish for, you have plenty of other options.

We have different fisheries for different seasons, including:


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  • Winter Steelhead we fish on the Wilson River in OR or the Cowlitz River in WA.
  • Spring Chinook we fish on the Lower Columbia River, Drano Lake, Wind River and the Upper Columbia River.


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  • Summer Chinook & Sockeye we fish on the Upper Columbia River near Chelan in Eastern Washington.
  • Summer Steelhead we fish on the Cowlitz River, or the Lower Columbia River.


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  • Fall Chinook we fish on the Lower Columbia River, from the mouth of the Columbia River up to the Dalles in OR.

A Few Associates & Companies We Work With

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"Had an awesome time fishing fall chinook with Ryan in the Columbia Gorge. We limited out the boat before lunch. Ryan will get it done for you! Also awesome customer service, I had my other guide service cancel at the last minute because the fishery was shut down and Melissa and Ryan got me a seat with just three days' notice and sent me home with my first beautiful PNW salmon!"

- Carson M.

"Ryan is one of the kindest guides I have ever been fishing with. I really enjoy Ryan's wife Melissa. She keeps everything organized and has great communication. I love fishing with Ryan."

- Clark R.

"I have fished with Ryan three different times this year on three different rivers and he is always dialed in on what it takes to get fish on. Landing the fish is always up to the fish and the person holding the rod! Thanks for the memories and your patience Ryan."

- Gary B.

"So I booked a charter for Chinook on the Columbia river with Ryan and had a blast. One of the best guided trips I have ever been on. Ryan did a great job finding and getting us fish. He really knew his stuff and was a great captain. He had a great attitude and was super friendly even when one of the guys broke his rod. If you're thinking about booking a trip with Ryan I highly recommend it. We had a blast and will be booking another shortly."

- Bruce P.

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Fishing Trips For Up To 6 People

Book the boat for yourself and your friends, or join another crew. Our guide services allow up to six people for any given adventure and if you're flying solo we can fit you in with another group or you can 'buy the boat' for the day. Just ask for details and availability.

Locally Owned & Operated

We are a locally owned and operated guide service specializing in specific small & large rivers throughout Washington and Oregon. Our expertise and knowledge of each river gives you the best chance to land that trophy Salmon, Steelhead or Sturgeon. So come enjoy a great PNW fishing trip with full-time fishing guide Ryan McCaughan!

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All of our fishing adventures include:


We run a 26ft Wooldridge Sportster on the bigger river systems and a 20ft Wooldridge Alaskan XL on the smaller river systems. Both are Jet sleds. This boat company has been making boats for 108 years now, and in our opinion is the best boat manufacturer out there.


We work with some of the finest fishing gear providers in the country. Check out the associates and companies logos above for more about them.


In the water systems we are allowed to use bait we source from local providers. If we are not allowed to use bait we use top of the line lures and are always on top of the current technology.


After our guide trip we will fillet and bag your fish for you and prepare it for you to transport home. Be sure to bring your own cooler.


Ryan is a fun, friendly, dedicated, and very personable guy who is very easy to talk to and get along with. You'll have a ball fishing with him and your buddues.


Have you dreamed of catching a trophy salmon or fighting a feisty steelhead? Book a trip with us and take home more than just your catch. No matter what, the memories you make on your fishing adventure will last a lifetime!

Still Have Questions?

Our frequently asked questions page answers questions we often hear. If you don't find the answer to your question, please reach out. We'd love to hear from you!

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