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
If you are planning a trip to Portland and are thinking of catching some fish while your here then look no further.   We specialize in local fishing adventures.  We will HOOK YOU UP!  King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon are our specialty.  Come fish from our safe, comfy, clean and organized fishing boats.  2018 has started out with a bang!  The Sturgeon bite has been steady with lots of fish in the 10-60lb range.  Occasionally we are getting a beast weighing over 100lbs.  We eagerly await the Spring King Salmon run which arrives in March and continues through June. We work out of a private marina on the Columbia River.  Private parking, an ice machine, fish cleaning area and nice restrooms dockside are what you can expect with us.  Hayden Bay Marina is close to downtown and the airport. Making it convenient if your visiting Portland and want to get out on the water for some fun.  Everything for the fishing is provided. Including licenses. Come enjoy a fun fishing adventure!
Owner and guide of Hook'em Up Guide Service (Larry Kesch Jr.) is very devoted to the fishery and will be booking trips 7 days a week during peak seasons.  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. Larry has fished and lived in the Portland area his entire life and has over 30 years of experience on the water.  Please email preferred dates, # of people and questions to  portlandfishingtrips@comcast.net 
Call or text Larry anytime @ 503-575-8755

On all our trips we supply high quality fishing gear and bait. We take pride in being sure everything is ready to go. I really enjoy helping people catch trophy fish.  The Excitement! The Adrenaline Rush! It's Awesome! Being a part in someone catching their first Salmon or Sturgeon is what I am so passionate about. I strive to make sure everyone feels safe, comfortable and having a good experience.   Our goal is not to just catch fish but to have fun and share a few laughs together as well. It's great for visitors of Portland to see the city area from the river.  It's a whole different perspective. Big Tanker Ships and Tug boats and barges working are some of the interesting things you will see.  People say fishing with me is like fishing with a friend.  And I wouldn't want it any other way.    

Please come with us on a fun adventure of fishing and boating here in Portland. Here is a great picture of my daughter and I with her biggest King Salmon! Our whole family loves fishing and the outdoors. We will provide all the fishing equipment, knowledge, bait & tackle. Whether your a beginner or an avid fishermen you'll enjoy a trip with us. We work with other top local guides. If you have a large group in need of multiple boats, we can put it all together for you.  If we are already booked on your preferred date.  We can point you in the right direction for a knowledgeable professional fishing guide service.

Private trips for any size group are available.  We are not allowed to take more than 6 clients+guide per boat at any given time.  This is a Oregon State Marine board requirement.  No exceptions.  We offer multiple boat trips for larger groups.  We like to guide groups of 4 whenever possible.  If you book 4 or more seats, chances are you will have a private trip with us. 

*email questions  portlandfishingtrips@comcast.net 

Call or text Larry anytime @ 503-575-8755


Chinook King Salmon March---November  

Steelhead  July---August 

Coho Silver Salmon  August---November

Sturgeon  Catch and Release is open all year, Retention is seasonal 


*Salmon & Sturgeon combo trips available


With the ever-changing weather conditions in Oregon, I find it necessary to keep people dry, warm and comfortable.   My boat has a removable canvas top with side curtains.  Whenever possible we fish without the top as it gives us more room to fish. If there's a lot of rain in the forecast chances are we will have the top on the boat.

*Note that on decent/good weather days the top will NOT be on the boat.  Dress in warm layers.  Rain gear is always a good idea






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Western Washington trips are available through affiliated Seattle fishing guide Ryan McCaughan - Riverside Guide Service