Marvin Henkel - Oregon Fishing Guide, wearing a Tica cap and sunglasses

Don’t just go fishing… Go catching!

I’m Marvin Henkel, Portland, Oregon fishing guide and owner of Marvin’s Guide Service. I’ve been a full-time fishing guide for over 24 years, guiding over 220 fishing trips annually for salmon, walleye and sturgeon.

I take clients on guided trips to where the fish are biting, whether near Portland, on the Oregon Coast, or in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

Don't just go fishing... Go catching!

I’m Marvin Henkel, Portland, Oregon fishing guide and owner of Marvin’s Guide Service. I’ve been a full-time fishing guide for over 24 years, guiding over 220 fishing trips annually for salmon, walleye and sturgeon.

I take clients on guided trips to where the fish are biting, whether near Portland, on the Oregon Coast, or in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

For more than 24 years, I’ve been a full-time fishing guide, guiding more than 220 fishing trips a year for salmon, sturgeon, and walleye. Whether the fish are biting near Portland, on the Oregon Coast, or in the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge, I’ll take you there on a guided trip.

I live in Portland, Oregon, and I offer guided fishing trips on the Columbia River and Willamette River near my home. I also guide trips around Vancouver, Washington, and from Astoria to the Columbia River Gorge and beyond.

Depending on the season, Marvin’s Guide Service also offers charters and guided fishing trips on the Pacific Ocean for salmon, halibut, rockfish, and lingcod. My Dungeness crab trips are practically legendary.

Whatever you want to catch, I’ll take you where you’ll have the best odds and the best time.

Oregon Fishing Guide

If you’re looking for a fishing guide on the Willamette or Columbia Rivers in Oregon, Marvin Henkel is your man. Marvin is an experienced guide who has helped countless people catch fish in these rivers. He’s an expert on both rivers and knows the best places to fish, the best techniques to use, and the best bait to use.

Oregon Salmon Fishing

Marvin’s Guide Service offers the best chance at catching salmon in the Portland/Vancouver area. With decades of experience, Marvin is one of the most knowledgeable salmon fishing guides in the area.

Coho salmon

I will start guiding customer for the world-famous spring chinook salmon run in March near Portland on the Columbia River and Willamette River. We promise you’ll never taste better salmon than a fresh springer!

When late July and August roll around, you can be on board as Marvin takes you to the first arriving fall chinook and coho salmon.

Those first trips are out on the ocean, and then when the salmon move into the lower Columbia River, you’ll fish the Buoy 10 area, which is bar none Oregon and Washington’s best salmon fishery.

When the calendar turns to fall, we are still catching coho and amazing king salmon, whether in the mighty Columbia River near Portland or Bonneville Dam, on Tillamook Bay, or elsewhere along the spectacular Oregon Coast.

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Guided sturgeon fishing in Oregon.

Marvin’s Guided Sturgeon Fishing Trips provide an unforgettable experience for anglers of all skill levels. For over two decades, Marvin has been one of the most seasoned and passionate guides in the Northwest, specializing in catching and releasing the biggest freshwater fish in North America, the white sturgeon. Marvin’s trips are designed for anglers of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced anglers. Whether you want to take home a keeper or catch and release a 12-foot monster weighing over 700 pounds, Marvin will put you on the fish.

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Guided walleye fishing in Oregon.

Walleye are a popular sport fish in the Midwest, and they’ve also become popular in the Northwest. Walleye are native to the Columbia River Basin, but they’ve been introduced to other parts of the Northwest, where they’ve thrived. The Columbia River is an excellent place to fish for walleye, and many anglers think it might yield the next world record catch.

I’ve dialed in the best walleye fishing water for you in the Columbia River Gorge, located a comfortable drive from Portland. These fish are fun to catch and even better to eat!

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Guided rockfish and lingcod fishing.

Did anybody say fast-action Action Fishing? You’ll find it fishing the reefs and rocks off the Oregon Coast, where you’ll catch spunky rockfish, big lingcod, and other bountiful bottomfish.

We might even get you on a 40-pound halibut!

Read more about Ocean Fishing with Marvin’s Guide Service

 Guided Oregon Dungeness Crabbing Trips.

That’s right. The world’s most scrumptious shellfish, the ones that cost a gazillion dollars at the market, are crawling across the bottom of North Oregon’s bays and the Columbia River estuary.
You can’t see them down there, but I know right where to set the traps to haul up your 12-crab limit of delicious Dungeness.

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Why choose Marvin’s fishing guide service?

Columbia River SalmonMarvin’s Guide Service is a full-service fishing guide that provides a unique and memorable fishing experience. Our goal is to make your fishing trip as enjoyable and successful as possible.

I’ll guide you to where the fishing is best.

You might not know where the fish are biting, but I stay right on top of where the fishing has been the hottest.

I’ll guide you to the top spots on the Pacific Northwest’s best fishing waters close to home in Portland or within a two-hour drive.

You’ll go fishing with quality.

I make sure you’ll use only the freshest baits, the most effective tackle, and the highest-quality rods and reels. I work closely with some of the top fishing manufacturers and bait dealers in the Northwest.

You’ll go fishing in comfort.

I captain a 27-foot Alumaweld Intruder that is covered and heated (when needed) for anything the Pacific Northwest throws at us.

Have you suffered through a day of fishing in the rain, wind and cold? Not on the Marvin’s Guide Service boat. It’ll be in the water at the dock, warmed up and ready to fish when you arrive.

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You’ll go fishing in safety.

I’m a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain with CPR training, and my boat and my training are second to none for safety.

 

You’ll be in good company.

Marvin’s Guide Service has been featured in some of the Portland area’s top media outlets. For example, Fox 12 Good Day Oregon has fished with me on 17 different occasions.

You may have even watched while TV host Andy Carson caught salmon, sturgeon, and walleye on live TV, and it could be you reeling in all those fish!

Now’s the time to book a trip with one of the best Portland fishing guides! Marvin’s Guide Service will hook you up.

Meet Your oregon fishing Guide

Want to learn more about your fishing guide? Read about Portland native Marvin Henkel and his son and helper, Austin.

Large group to go fishing?

Do you have a group too large for one boat? No problem, Marvin’s Guide Service works alongside many other great guides.

I will personally handle lining up as many great guides as it takes to get the whole crew on the water and reeling in fish.

I’m Here to Help!

If you have questions about guided fishing in the Greater Portland/Vancouver area or need trip information or ideas, I’m always ready to help. Give me a call at (503)314-5087.

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