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 now booking winter steelhead trips January through early April. We fish in all the Tillamook County rivers: Wilson, Trask, Nestucca, Kilches, and Nehalem. There are wild broodstock programs on the Wilson and Nestucca rivers that give us hatchery steelhead for the entire winter steelhead season; January through early April We also get very large fish, some pushing 20 pounds, every season. This is a very hands on fishery, our two main ways of fishing is bobber fishing and sidedrifting. These are ocean fresh fish that are full of energy - jumping and running all over the river when hooked. We fish out of our 18 and 20 foot drift boats and can fish up to 3 people a day. Both boats have HEATED SEATS for those cold mornings. Looking forward to fishing you all this winter.

We will start our COLUMBIA RIVER SPRING SALMON season the last week of March thru when ever it closes. We should get at least thru the first week of April maybe into the second week. They will set the season sometime in February and I will update when I hear from ODFW. I am confident we will get at least thru April 7th, so I am booking Columbia trips thru that date as of now. These Columbia spring salmon are some of the best eating salmon in all of the pacific northwest due to there high oil content. These fish spend up to 6 months in fresh water before the spawn and we catch them in the first few days to a few weeks of them being in fresh water and that is what makes them such fantastic eating fish. These fish average from 8 to 15 pounds but see ones into the 20 pound class every year. We fish our Columbia river spring salmon run in the St. Helen's area and down river. The upper Columbia river forecast for 2018 is 166,700 but if you add the Sandy, Lewis, and Willamette forecasts together we have almost 230,000 fish when fishing below St. Helens which is a very good run of spring salmon.

We will start our WILLAMETTE RIVER SPRING SALMON SEASON after the Columbia season ends which is normally some time in the second week of April. We normally fish thru the first week of May. The WILLAMETTE RIVER forecast is 53,820 for the 2018 run which is more than last year! We fish the Multnomah Channel all the way to the Oregon City Falls; wherever the fish are is were we will fish. While fishing Oregon City we will be using eggs and shrimp with divers and back-bouncing. These techniques makes it a very fun and active fishery. While in the lower Willamette and the Channel we will be trolling. This is a much more laid back style of fishing but still very productive. These fish are very close to the same size rang as the Columbia ones but do also see ones in the 20 pound class every year.

We start our TILLAMOOK AND NESTUCCA BAY SPRING SALMON seasons the second week of May thru the end of June. ODFW doesn't do run predictions for these runs, but this is the first year of the increased smolt release for the coastal hatcheries. These are the biggest spring salmon of the year. The average on these coastal springers are 15 to 20 pounds and we see a few over 30 every year. We also do combo bottom fishing spring salmon trips out of Tillamook when the ocean allows us to get out. The bottom fishing is very hands on and the success is very high with sea bass and ling cod every time we go out. Don't miss out on these fine eating fish we have in the spring seasons!

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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 CLICK HERE 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. 503-440-5188.



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?

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