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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Right now 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 the year.
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.
Starting 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.
August 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!
September 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!
Once we 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 hands.

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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?

 
Professional Fishing Guide:
Daniel St. Laurent / Astoria, Oregon
 
503-440-5188
 
stlaurentguideservice@hotmail.com
 
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