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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We will be fishing winter
steelhead in the Tillamook County rivers out of one of our two
state of the art Willie drift boats that have HEATED SEATS. We
will be targeting these great fish from the beginning of
February through the end March. This is a very fun, hands on
fishery. We see fresh fish coming into the coastal rivers every
time we get a shot of rain. The average size of these fish are
8-15 pounds with 20 pound fish caught every year. We have a
broodstock program on both the Wilson and Nestucca River, that
allows us to catch fresh hatchery fish for the whole season.
Spring salmon season is just
around the corner! I am booking spring salmon trips for
the Columbia, Willamette and Tillamook and Nestucca Bay
systems. I am still fishing out of my state of the art
2016 28 foot Willies sled with HEATED SEATS
that comfortably fishes up to 6.
First off, I start my
Columbia River spring salmon season on March 26th and
fish it through the close on April 6th. This is a short
season, but a very productive fishery the last couple
weeks it's open. We have a pretty decent run this year
for the Columbia of around 160,000 spring salmon. We
also have another 40,000 spring salmon forecasted for
the Willamette. We normally fish out of Scappoose Bay
and fish from the St. Helens area down so we are below
the Willamette, allowing us to fish on just over 200,000
spring kings which is a good number. Don't miss out on
this fun productive fishery. These are by far some of
the best eating fish we have here in the northwest with
high oil content and great buttery flavor.
After I get done I will be
coming home to do a week or so of late run Winter
steelhead. We have great late steelhead fishing here in
the Tillamook area and there are very few people on the
rivers which makes for some great fishing with plenty of
late fish around due to the broodstock programs we have
here on the North Coast. I will be fishing from April
7th through the 16th.
After this I will be fishing
on the Willamette River from Oregon City to the
Multnomah Channel, whatever area is fishing best. This
is a fun fishery close to Portland.
We are still catching the same great eating fish as we
do in the Columbia River. I will be fishing this are
from April 18th thru May 5th. The run for the
Willamette is 40,000 but if we do have good water
conditions this year we will probably see some decent
action if the water temps stay cool with all the snow.
After this, I move back to
the Oregon Coast and start chasing the biggest spring
salmon of the year in the Tillamook Bay and Nestucca Bay
systems. This is a very fun fishery that lasts normally
from around May 10th through late June. This is also
becoming more productive due to more and more fish being
released into the Tillamook bay fisheries.
I fish in the ocean some days when weather allows out of
Tillamook which can be very fun fishing for these ocean
fresh spring salmon. This also allows us to do combo
spring salmon - bottom fishing trips. The bottom
fishing is high-paced, fast-action fishing and most of
all great eating fish.
Don't miss out on all
the great fishing we have coming up for the spring time.
We are booking all 2017 fishing trips, so book early
for best dates!!!
It’s never too early to call and get your spot booked.
seats book early!!
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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?
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Daniel St. Laurent /
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