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Columbi River Salmon.

Your Guide Marvin Henkel JR

Call for Current pricing.

Trips are approximately 8 hours Unless we limit out first.

We do have rates if you would like the boat privately to yourself.

All fishing trips include boat, guide, bait, tackle.

We do require a deposit of $100 to hold any given day.

What you need to bring:

Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Fishing License, Lunch, Rain-gear, Sunglasses, Waterproof boots/shoes, etc.

Dress according to the weather because sometimes the boat top is removed, the Pacific Northwest weather can change without notice.

Cancellation policy:

  • If Marvin’s Guide Service Cancels you will get your full refund.
  • If we can’t go out because of unsafe conditions, and you cannot reschedule within one year, you will get a full refund.
  • If you cancel within 2 weeks of your fishing date, you may reschedule or get a full refund.
  • Cancellation with less than 2 weeks notice does result in a forfeit of the entire deposit, unless we are able to fill your spot with another reservation.

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  1. Is that the same price for Halibut? And do we get to keep the Halibut we catch?

    • No halibut is quite a bit more.

  2. Do you have any specials for multiple days.

    • We might go to work something out. How many people were you thinking about going? And when were you thinking about going?

  3. Visiting grandkids here in Olympia and was wondering about doing some walleye fishing next week. Is there anything avaliable?
    We leave for home (South Dakota) on Feb 14th.

    • Sorry right now I am NOT doing any walleye fishing. We are doing sturgeon fishing and it is great action and lots of fish between 5 and 8 foot long. If you are interested in that please give me a call. We do fish from a covered in heated boat.

      • When is the best time of year sturgeon fish and can you keep them? How much is it and do we have to book a full boat? Thanks a lot for your time!

        • Sturgeon is mainly catch and release. We can’t fish year around lots of fun.
          We do get a short season now and then but nothing is set yet
          Please watch my Facebook page and I will post when they announce the 8 or 10 days we can keep surgeon

  4. I’m flying back to Albuquerque from Pprtland on Monday Feb 29th at 6pm, would I have time for a half day or full day? I don’t know how far it is to get to the airport but I’d leave straight from the dock to the airport. I’d like to try and knock steelhead off my bucket list.

    • Please give me a call when you can and I would love go over details with you.503-314-5087
      Thank you

  5. Are sturgeon carch and release if not where you going

    • Yes sturgeon is catch and release right now. Unless you go to the John Day pool. I have been doing my catch and release sturgeon on the Willamette the last few weeks.
      It is hard to say how long the John Day pool will be open, not expect it to be open very long.

  6. Hello MARVIN
    I am looking at being in Astoria some time mid Aug and was wondering about fishing for a couple days. there will be 3 fishing and would like to mix it up a bit Halibit, salmon and maybe Sturgeon. We would prefer to be our own group. Would this be possible and the price.

    i look forward to hearing from you.

  7. My wife and I will be in Portland november 27-29 and I was interested in a fishing trip and wanted to know if you would be fishing and if so what you would be going for.

    • You bet we could hook you up in November. We would be doing sturgeon fishing. Sturgeon average 4 to 7 feet long and there is plenty of action. We do this from are covered and heated boat. However sturgeon is Catch and Release only but it is a lot of fun to fish. Feel free to call me with any questions. Thank you

  8. My husband is an experienced fly fisherman in Colorado, but has been having some trouble getting used to fishing in the PNW. He mentioned he would love a guided tour here to get a hang of things and I was thinking I would surprise him for his birthday in early March. Is that something that you think would be doable for someone with experience? (I would join too and I am inexperienced). Where are you fishing in March?

    • In March we have a couple things going on. Grant you this is not fly fishing this is fishing from a boat. One of them is salmon season is just getting underway on the Columbia River in March. The other thing is sturgeon. However surgeon is Catch and Release. Sturgeon range between 2 and 8 feet long. My boat is covered in heated. Please feel free to call me with any questions you have and I’ll be happy to answer them and get you hooked up

  9. Are you Steelhead fishing at this time and what are coats for 1 day
    thanks Brian

  10. Good day, I am considering a half day of fishing. I will be in Portland on Saturday November 4th. What fish are you able to catch in November in the Portland area and is there a way to ship them home to Colorado?
    What would the cost be?

    • December is a great time for sturgeon fishing. However sturgeon is catch and release . lots Of action with fish ranging between 4 and 7′ feet long.

  11. We will be in Oregon, August 13-17th. I would like to book a trip for my husband. What fish are in season at this time. Do you recommend a full or half day? We are from Colorado and he has really into bass fishing.

  12. I’d like to take twins for their first fishing trip as a birthday gift. Is this possible with your service? What about an 8 1/2 year old girl?

    • sure I could hook you up.
      give me a call..

  13. Looking for a sturgeon trip next week if you have anything available

  14. Bello,
    I am looking for fishing adventure for my son, some family and I as a high school graduation event in June 2020. What type of fishing would be happening then and what is tbe max. party size. Thank you

    • We would have salmon sturgeon and walleye fishing

  15. Hi there is a group of four that will be in Portland the last week in July. Just wondering what different options and prices are?


    • We have a couple options , we have salmon fishing in Astoria Oregon in the ocean 2 hours from Portland.

       We also have awesome catch and release sturgeon in the Astoria area.

       We also would have walleye and bass one hour east of Portland 

  16. Marvin looking to take two boys and myself sturgeon fishing with you for a Christmas gift. Is now a good time for sturgeon

    • Sturgeon fishing in December is awesome. However in December sturgeon fishing is catch-and-release. If you’re looking to keep a sturgeon we can keep them in January on the Columbia River. and we would be fishing by Hood River Oregon.
      My boat is covered and heated.

  17. 2022 summer is halibut season open and if so is a trip able for 2 on the coast

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