HOOK'EM UP       GUIDE  SERVICE                                       Portland, Oregon        
*Now Booking Columbia & Willamette River Fishing Trips For  Salmon, Steelhead & Sturgeon  - Call  Larry @ 503-575-8755 or send an email to portlandfishingtrips@comcast.net     for reservations

  Spring Chinook Salmon will begin migrating up the Columbia river in February. Mid to late March fishing tends to heat up and continues to be good through May. We fish here in Portland on either the Columbia or Willamette River.  Trolling baits and lures tends to be our primary technique in the Spring.  These Spring fish are by far the best tasting Salmon of the year.  They are highly sought after by folks near and far for their wonderful table fare. June and July the Summer King Salmon show up along with Summer Steelhead. Sturgeon fishing is productive nearly all year long with the Winter and Spring being best. There is no retention allowed for Sturgeon. It's a wonderful "catch and release" fishery with lots of action. I supply everything for the fishing.  Including licenses and tags.  You bring lunch.  Come enjoy a fun fishing adventure for Salmon, Steelhead and/or Sturgeon!

email me  portlandfishingtrips@comcast.net 

I am very devoted to the fishery and will be booking trips 7 days a week.  It is important to hire a guide who is on the water often.  A full time fishing captain.  Fishing is an art and shouldn't be left to mere chance. I have fished and lived in the Portland area all my life (40 years) and have over 30 years of experience on the water,  portlandfishingtrips@comcast.net  

On all my trips I supply high quality fishing gear and bait. I take pride in being sure everything is ready to go. I really enjoy seeing people catch trophy fish.  The Excitement! The Adrenaline Rush! It's Awesome! I try to make sure people feel safe, comfortable and have a good experience. I'm a fun & friendly person who enjoys the art of fishing and having fun on the water.   

Please come enjoy a fun personalized day fishing around Portland, Oregon.  Give me a call or email to reserve a date.   This is a picture of my son and I with his catch of the day!  I provide all Fishing Rods,  Reels, & Tackle.  I work with other top local guides. If you have a large group or I am booked. We can accommodate you. Please Call me at 503-575-8755 , Larry Kesch Jr.


Chinook Salmon Mar. 1st-Oct. 31st   

Steelhead     July 1st - Aug. 31st.   
Shad May 15th - June 31st.
Coho Salmon    Aug. - Oct.. 31st
Sturgeon: Catch and Release is open all year, Retention is seasonal *Salmon/Sturgeon combo trips available.

My Boat is a 22 Ft. North River SeaHawk

Aluminum Fishing Boat:  With Good Fish Mojo, Wide Bottom, High Sides, Removable Canvas Top 6' 2" Tall, Windshield, Heater, VHF Radio, Garmin GPS Fishfinder. I keep my boat clean & organized.  

Seating for 7 people

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 With the ever-changing weather conditions in Oregon, I find it necessary to keep people dry, warm, shaded, comfortable and smiling.  The extra effort it takes me to keep the boat running straight with a canvas top is well worth the effort to make your experience a fun one.  My top and side curtains can be put up, down or away in under 5 minutes. Note that on good weather days, sometimes the top may be left at home. 

 Mt. Hood Sunrise- On The Mighty Columbia River

Come enjoy a day on the river!



 "Lets get your line in the water"



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