Hello, my name is Daniel St. Laurent and I look forward
to being your Salmon and Steelhead fishing guide. I've been fishing in the
most popular rivers in the Northwest all my life and many of my friends,
family and people I met on the rivers talked me into being a full-time
fishing guide. I've officially been a Washington and Oregon Salmon and
Steelhead fishing guide for 9 years now.
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I am fishing Coastal Spring Salmon in Tillamook and Nestucca Bay
through the end of June. These are the largest Spring Salmon of
the year; they range from 18 to 25 pounds on average and it’s
not uncommon to get ones in the 30 pound class. These are ocean
fresh fish and are great eating just like the rest of the Spring
Salmon caught on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers earlier in
I am also
booking bottom fishing trips now through July. I will launch out
of Depoe or Tillamook Bay – depending on conditions. These are
great trips with TONS of action. If you have kids you want to
take fishing, this is the fishery for them. Lots of different
fish from 2 pound sea bass to 5-20 pound lingcod are caught.
They are all great eating white-meat fish.
in July, I switch to Summer Kings. I jump around a little for
these fish due to tides and conditions. I will fish either
Nehalem Bay or the Columbia River near Astoria. This is a very
fun fishery in great summer weather. These fun hard fighting
Kings are all fresh in from the ocean. During this time I will
also be fishing in the ocean off the Columbia River, when
conditions allow, for Coho and Fall Kings. These fish are
staging off the Columbia waiting to come in the river in August
for the famed Buoy 10 fishery.
1st, I start fishing Buoy 10 for Kings and Coho. The forecast is
looking very strong with an expected run of 950,000 Kings and
385,000 Coho. These numbers are going to make for a very fun,
action-packed fishery. This is also a great fishery for kids,
there are lots of salmon to be caught and there is normally lots
going on to keep everyone entertained and into fishing. If
getting up early is not your thing, I also fish afternoon trips
during this time of year. Don’t miss out on this one and be sure
to book early for the best dates!
through October I start chasing the biggest Kings of the year in
Tillamook and Nehalem Bay. On average, these fish range from 20
to 30 pounds and it’s possible to catch ones in the 40 pound
range. I fish at the mouth of the bays and when conditions
allow, I fish just outside the bays in the ocean. On days I
can’t get outside, I am in the bays sometimes fishing in as
little as 5 feet of water. Hooking an ocean-fresh king in
shallow water makes for an epic battle!
get some measurable rain, usually the beginning of November and
into early December, I start fishing the small coastal rivers
for the same fish I was just fishing in the bays. We chase these
fish in an 18’ or 20’ Willie drift boat that is equipped with
heated seats, which come in handy on those chilly fall days.
This is a very hands on fishery where you will back-bounce eggs
or bobber fish for these large kings. When hooking one of these
fish in the small river you have a battle like no other on your
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This boat is absolutely HUGE. It is very wide, comfortable, and roomy
and lots of fun to fish from.
If you would like to book a quality fishing trip with one of the best
fish-catching guides on the Oregon Coast call today. If you end up
booking with someone else, but see us out fishing, please wave hello.
We're easy to find in our brand new boat. It's a 2016 28 foot Willie
Nemesis sled with 250 Yamaha 4 stroke and 9.9 Yamaha kicker.
When fishing the rivers around the Tillamook Bay area we will be fishing
out of a 2013 20 by 72 or a 2015 18 by 60 Willie drift boat. Please
to see more photos of all three boats.
Please wave or honk if you see us on the river. It's likely we'll be in
the process of landing a fish so if we're not able to wave right back
I'm sure you'll understand. I've spent as many if not more hours on the
water here than any other guide you'll find, as I fish almost everyday
of the year and I truly doubt if you'll see any other fishing guide who
works as hard as I do or puts as many hours in as me. Catching Salmon
and Steelhead in the most popular rivers of the Northwest is my passion
and my life. It's a sport that I'd love to share with you.
I fish every possible
day and I know where the fish are. For that reason, on the days I am not
guiding I still fish so I know what is going on for the next day of being on
the water. I fish year round from the ocean thru the bays and up the rivers,
I do it all.
If there is a
steelhead or salmon out there I'm trying to catch it. I love being on the
water teaching people my love for the outdoors and showing them a great time
in the process.
We will be fishing from a 2016 28 foot Willie Nemesis sled with 250
Yamaha 4 stroke and 9.9 Yamaha kicker; it can fish up to 6 people. On
the small coastal rivers we fish from a 2013 20 by 72 or 2015 18 by 60
Willie drift boat. I can fish up to 3 people. All boats are equipped
with heated seats!
The reason people go fishing
with me is to catch fish and to
have fun. To relax, breathe in
the fresh ocean air, and to
catch fish. To enjoy the
scenery, to learn the best
fishing secrets, and to find out
where the fish are. To
photograph all there is to see
and to be a part of the great
outdoors in the Northwest. And
did I mention to catch fish?
Professional Fishing Guide:
Daniel St. Laurent /
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