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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Now Booking Spring Salmon

We are now fishing the Columbia River through the close on April 9th. We will be fishing Westport, St. Helens, and Portland areas for this fishery. We move around depending on where the best fishing is each day. This is your one shot at Columbia River spring Chinook. It is a very short season, so don't miss out! Fishing is off to a very good start and will just get better every day thru the rest of the season.
After the Columbia River closes, we move into the Multnomah Channel and the Willamette River fishery through mid-May. Depending on the conditions and where the best fishing is, we move around from the lower Multnomah Channel to the Portland Harbor and all the way up to the Oregon City Falls. The Multnomah Channel and the Portland Harbor are similar to the Columbia River fishing, as it is a trolling fishery. As we move into Oregon City, we change from trolling herring to back bouncing eggs and prawns and back trolling divers.
After wrapping up the Willamette River we head back over to the Oregon Coast to fish the Tillamook and Nestucca Bays along with drift boat fish the Trask and Nestucca Rivers. While fishing the bays, we troll herring as we do in the Willamette and Columbia fisheries. The drift boat fishing is a very hands-on fishery where we, back bounce eggs, back troll plugs, and bobber and egg fish. This is a very exciting fishery where the rod is in your hand. It is extremely exciting to hook a 15-20 pound salmon in the small rivers. It is not uncommon to catch a 30 pounder!
For the 2016 season, large runs on both the Columbia and Willamette Rivers are expected. These are the best eating fish of the year and we will start fishing for them before you know it. Don't miss out on the fun, exciting, and highly sought-after spring salmon fishing we have in the Northwest!

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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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