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We're very proud of the quality of guides on our Pro-Staff. Collectively, they represent more knowledge in regards to our sport fisheries than any other group ever assembled.

Members of our Pro-Staff serve a client base that's consistent with their individual personality, style and expectations. If you're interested in booking a trip, consider ahead of time what makes a great day for you: how you like to fish, how long you like to be on the water, language you're comfortable with, if smoking is acceptable or not (for both yourself and the guide), and what's included in the cost of the trip.

We encourage open communication when booking trips. By covering all the bases in advance, neither you nor the guide involved should be subject to uncomfortable surprises. Whether you're a hard-core expert angler wanting to fish dawn-to-dark, or a beginner looking for quality on-the-water instruction, there's multiple members of our Pro-Staff who can serve you professionally.

Our Pro-Staff has proven their quality to us time and time again. Our relationship is simple: they develop the most successful approaches to fisheries throughout the state, and we make sure the gear involved is available to them and our customers within our stores.

    • Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

      Jack Smith

      All Seasons Guide Service

      Specializing in salmon, steelhead and sturgeon, Jack Smith has more than 25 years of experience guiding. Fisheries: North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. Deschutes Summer Steelhead. Columbia River Sturgeon.

      • Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

        Bob Kratzer

        Angler's Guide Service/ Alaska Kingfishers

        Lifelong Washington resident with more than 20 years of experience. Fisheries: Olympic Peninsula Steelhead and Salmon. Cowlitz and Lewis River Salmon and Steelhead. Nushagak River (Alaska) Salmon.

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        • Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          Brian Campbell

          Campbells Guide Service

          An energetic professional, Brian incorporates the latest innovations in his techniques. Fisheries: Columbia and Willamette River Salmon and Sturgeon. Clackamas River Steelhead and Salmon. North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. McKenzie River Steelhead and Salmon.

        • Fishermans Marine and Outdoor 

          Chris Nordling

          Chris Nordling Fishing Guide Service

          As a full time professional since 2002, Chris has built a reputation as a guide who is willing to share his knowledge and help instruct anglers in their techniques so that they can be successful on their own. His easy going and friendly personality only add to his presentation skills as a speaker,making his clinics at our locations some of the most popular of the year. Fisheries include: Clackamas,Sandy,Willamette,Columbia and coastal rivers and bay fishing for Salmon,Steelhead and Sturgeon.Many of these fisheries employ a "hands on" approach.

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          Chris Vertopoulos

          Chris Vertopoulos Guide Service

          With more than 20 years experience, Chris is a Pro-Staff member of G. Loomis Rods, Shimano Reels and Owner Hooks.

        •  Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          Dave Maroon

          Dave Maroon's Fishing Adventures

          Dave brings a degree in Fisheries to his experience as a guide. Fisheries: Columbia Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon from Portland to the John Day dam. Willamette River Sturgeon and Salmon. Sandy River Steelhead and Salmon.

        •  Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          Dave McCann

          Dave McCann Guide Service

          With more than 20 years of experience Dave McCann is one of few Pro-Staffers that tap our exceptional trout fisheries in addition to Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon. Fisheries: Deschutes River Steelhead and Trout. North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. Columbia River Salmon and Sturgeon.

        •  Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          David Johnson

          David Johnson's Guided Sport Fishing

          A favorite contact for outdoor writers and himself an author, David's been guiding for more than 15 years. Fisheries: Columbia and Willamette River Salmon and Sturgeon. North Coast Salmon and Steelhead. Clackamas River Salmon and Steelhead.

        • Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          Rick Sabol

          Deschutes Steelheader Company

          Expert steelhead guide Rick Sabol carries a BLM permit for the Deschutes and also runs trips on Oregon's central coast rivers (Siletz) over the winter months. Rick's well-versed in all forms of steelhead fishing including spey fishing. In May and June, Rick can be found running trips for storied native "redsides trout" on the lower 14 miles of the Deschutes River and from July through October his pursuits turn to steelhead on this renowned river.

        • Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          Pete Field

          Deschutes River Guides

          Another of our Pro-Staff with a cherished Deschutes River permit, Pete's focus is on the Deschutes and Coastal Steelhead. Fisheries: Deschutes River Summer Steelhead. Siletz and North Coast Winter Steelhead.

        • Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          John Krauthoefer

          Firefighters Guide Service

          John is a consummate professional with more than 30 years of experience on Oregon's waterways. Fisheries: Columbia River Salmon. Tillamook, Nehalem Bay and Ocean Salmon. North Coast Steelhead with a focus on the North Fork Nehalem River by raft.

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                      Harry Bresnahan

                      Harry's Guide Service

                      Harry started fishing at very young age with his father in eastern Oregon. He takes pride in using top of the line fishing gear and works hard to make your fishing trip successful. He fishes the Columbia from Buoy 10 up to Rufus as well as the Willamette, Tillamook Bay, Lewis and Cowlitz.

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                      Bruce Gipple

                      Horizon West Outfitters

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                      Taylor Knight

                      FishAbility NW

                      Taylor was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and spent many years fishing both Oregon and Washington waters. Her goal is to get anyone that wants to go fishing out for a safe and fun trip. Fishing experience is not required. Want to get out and enjoy the outdoors? Come fishing! If you need accommodations or would like to bring a personal assistant to make your trip more comfortable, please reach out to her. Service animals are welcome! Her goal is to have wheelchair access to the boat, but the nuts and bolts are still being worked out. Targeting kokanee, trout, salmon, sturgeon (keeper and catch and release) and shad.

                       
           Fishermans Marine and Outdoor

          Jeremy Martin

          Jimmy Martin Guide Service LLC

          Jeremy is the son of original Pro Staffer, Jimmy Martin, and is therefore a classicly trained young guide with a bright future. He is also a class act on the water. Jeremy will undoubtedly represent his own family guide business and Fisherman’s with the utmost in professionalism. Please welcome him to the team..