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Andrew J Kushner
March 6, 2011
at 9:43 PM said:
About 2 Years ago I was searching the Internet for a Professional Fishing Guide in the Portland area and came across Captain Larry Kesch. I decided to take a chance on the young looking Cpt. and boy was I impressed. This guy knows his stuff. Not only did he get me into my first 2 Chinook Salmon of my life (Both Clipped 0Keepers) but he taught me so much about the area and Nature in General. He was prepared, knowledgeable and a joy to be around. I recall us seeing a huge Sea Lion just feet away from the boat and watching Bald Eagles fight for food on the Banks of the Columbia River. Larry knew his stuff and showed me the beauty of spending a day on the River. Weather fighting fish or just chatting on his beautiful..Heated :) boat, it was an Amazing day and an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you Larry for one of the most awesome times of my life. I will be a customer for life and could never repay you for what you gave me. Thanks Again Captain Kesch. AJK
Bill Green Troutdale, Or
March 6, 2011
at 7:25 PM said:
I have fished with Larry on several occasion but today stood out ontop of all others. Not only did he put us on some great fishing but he also made the trip for my wife & young daughters somthing they will never forget! Never a dull moment between the beutiful scenery & great laughs we shared! The fish we caught were just the icing on the cake! Thanks again Hook Em Up Larry for some more great memories we will never forget!!
stan the man
March 5, 2011
at 7:57 PM said:
hay it was great plus ill be back after surgery u r the man stanley c warner
December 19, 2010
at 8:40 AM said:
I went on a guided Fishing trip with Larry Kesch Jr. for winter sturgeon, and got a workout of a lifetime. We caught over 30 sturgeon, the majority of them were keepers sized ones. They were good fighters. Today I am sore in my arms and my back... It was the best sturgeon trip I have ever been on... Larry is the best guide I have ever gone on a trip with, and I would recommend that you take one of his trips. It's the most fun you will ever have.
John Yokoyama and Brian Ogishima
October 19, 2010
at 10:23 PM said:
We got on the hog line with 20 other boats side by side. We caught the first fish within an hour. 24lbs chinook. Only one other boat caught a fish. Within the next 30 min we caught our second 25 lbs chinook. Went back to the hog line and all the boats around us started asking what we were doing different. We said its our guides secret. Within another 40 minutes we caught our limit another chinook 28lbs. We had our limit within 3 to 4 hours and on our way home. In all that time we only saw 2 other fish caught out of 20 boats in the same hog line. It was a great time with Larry. It was like having another buddy on board. I highly recommend this fishing trip with Larry.
September 24, 2010
at 6:56 PM said:
Larry, Keith, I just wanted to say I had a blast today.. It actually worked out well, we all caught fish; I was all about catch and release anyway. The native Coho worked.
It was bigger than any fish I had ever caught before and the guys caught some nice ones too.
It did suck to loose my glasses at the end, but oh well, stuff happens.
I’ll see you again when I return to Oregon…TO FISH SOME MORE.
Good times, highly recommended to anyone reading this or looking and thinking about going out with Larry.
September 12, 2010
at 5:36 PM said:
I took my second trip with Larry and it was the best. He help me land 2 silver salmons and it was fantastic. we were out in the Columbia and the weather was nasty, it was like the deadliest catch and it was awesome. If you want too have a great time with a guide who will actually take the time to get to know you and make your fishing experience a trip to remember i would highly recommend book a trip with Larry.
September 5, 2010
at 3:39 PM said:
Hey Larry, thanks for an awesome day fishing!
Eric & Haley
August 16, 2010
at 8:02 AM said:
We wanted to thank Larry for the great day on the river in early August. My parents came to visit from out of town and the day we spend on the river with Larry fishing for salmon and steelhead was the highlight of their trip. My dad even wanted to go out again a few days later. I see this becoming a new tradition each time my parents come to town. Larry was so personable and was willing to answer any questions that we had. We caught a great fish and grilled it 2 days later. Thanks again, Larry!! We'll be seeing you again soon.
Eric & Haley
John and Taylor Glines, California
May 23, 2010
at 7:01 PM said:
I took my 11 year old daughter, Taylor on a spring salmon trip with Larry. We happened to hit a day between fish runs but Larry was determined to put Taylor on some great fish. I got to watch as she landed a great keeper fish after setting the hook and bring it all the way in on her own. As a Dad, it doesn't get any better than that and as a guide, they don't get much better than Larry. He was reliable, friendly and fully stocked and prepared for different weather and fishing conditions. We caught plenty of great fish and were comfortable all day in Larry's covered and heated boat. I happily recommend him for anyone looking for a great fishing experience with a friendly guide. He's very patient and encouraging with kids and the onboard photo printer was just the icing on the cake. Thanks Larry!! John and Taylor Glines
Mark Feasel from St. Regis, Montana
April 20, 2010
at 8:20 PM said:
I hooked-up with "Hook'em Up" Larry in late March, 2010 for and early shot at an incredible year for getting into some Columbia River Springers. The weather was not very good to say the least, wind and rain basically all day, but thanks to Larry and his nice boat we had a fantastic trip with 9 hook-ups and 4 fish landed. We saw other fishermen in their open sleds and they looked pretty miserable. Thanks for the covered top and heater Larry.
I've guided flyfishing trips and operated our own bed and breakfast here in Montana for 8 seasons and I know that if you want return clients, you take care of your guests, work hard for them, make them feel welcome and comfortable, and do what it takes to get them into fish. Larry did all of these things and more. I plan on returning to the Columbia in August for more rod bustin' action and I know who I'm hooking up with. Keep tight lines Larry, we'll be back. Mark "Feez" Feasel
April 20, 2010
at 10:39 AM said:
We lucked out and found Larry by chance on the web while on a summer 2009 vacation in the Mt. Hood / Portland area. That was our first trip with him, and we've gone two more times since then, most recently a couple weeks ago for springers (we limited the boat!). We have our own boat which we use a lot in Puget Sound and on the WA coast, but it's so nice to go the easier, less stressful route and hire Larry & team for going on the Columbia. Larry is a gentleman with a great sense of humor, and he combines that with special skill for finding the fish and making the overall fishing experience enjoyable! I recently recommended him to all 100+ members of my local fishing club, and I highly recommend him to you and your family!
Lawrence Shafar - Illinois
April 20, 2010
at 6:51 AM said:
Kudos to your service Larry!
Being a novice to Salmon fishing you made my day on the river something I will always remember.
I recommend that anyone would feel completly satisfied with your expert ability to catch these beautiful fish.
It was a fun, extremely comfortable and safe experience.
Thank you, I had a great time.
April 19, 2010
at 3:05 PM said:
Hey everyone this is Scotty from the tri-cities I went fishin with larry on the 12th and the 13th of april I just look for one thing in a fishing guide and I have fished with alot and that one thing is personality and someone that im comfortable being around. Larry is a great guide but most of all just fun to be around. He made everyone on that boat feel comfortable and well liked we caught our fish and had great conversation and that for me is an experience I will never forget.When Larry is in the right place for me to fish I will always use him as my guide. Im telling you people book your trips with hook'em up larry and book em quick. Until I see you again Larry keep them lines wet. p.s. say hi to mikey for me sicerely Scott Franklin...............
April 19, 2010
at 2:20 PM said:
Went on a couple of trips while visiting in Portland, Larry made the 1st one with my grandson and another 10 year old a memorable experience - the kids had a great day in the boat in less than optimum conditions and Larry made sure everyone in boat had a chance to catch fish. Grandson caught 20# Springer and has pics that he will treasure. The 2 boys will forever be looking to their next fishing trip as Larry put them into more sturgeon than they could handle. 2nd trip was for adults only and Larry made sure the boat got its limit of Chinook salmon, made sure I had all the direction to hook my own fish. I will return to fish with him anytime I am in the Portland area, look forward to my next trip - no need to search for a better guide, this is the one !!!
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