Casey Kelly

Casey Kelly has been fishing Washington and Oregon rivers heavily for nearly 20 years. You would be hard pressed to find another fisherman out there that is more persistent and passionate about fishing. Casey was hooked on fishing at the age of four when his grandfather started taking him out on the Columbia River to what are now “secret” fishing spots for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. Even at an early age he was determined to be a great fisherman and follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

Casey hasn’t looked back since. Discovering how to make great bait and striving to make it better has been his goal for years. He now has many custom salmon egg cures, and other custom bait that all have their time and place for each river, species, day, and water condition. Spending countless days on local rivers figuring out “what they want” has made him a very good bait fisherman in all the areas he fishes.

Trolling herring for Columbia River Spring Chinook is also a deep love of Casey’s. Making a herring roll just perfect, trolling the desired speed and letting a tasty Spring Chinook bury the rod violently gives just about anybody a thrill, even Casey.

As a fishing guide, Casey knows the importance of being courteous and professional at all times, no matter how the fish are biting. Casey’s goal each trip, is to provide his customers with a fishing adventure they will never forget, and one they will want to repeat year after year. Casey is United States Coast Guard Licensed, fully insured, and CPR/first-aid trained. Your safety is always top priority, along with having a great time and catching a lot of fish!

NW Columbia Fishing Adventures

Northwest fishing guide, Oregon fishing guide and Washington fishing guide, specializes in 1 to 6 man fishing trips on Northwest rivers. From Buoy 10 to Bonneville dam we catch Salmon, Sturgeon, Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Kokanee, Walleye, Shad and Bass. Book a trip today good dates fill fast.

Facebook Reviews

NW Columbia Fishing Adventures
5.0
powered by Facebook
Rhonda Marie
Rhonda Marie
2018-03-08T04:26:11+0000
I had the pleasure to fish with this outstanding Fishing Guide for Spring Salmon. He would definitely be my first choice to go out with if I had to pick one. Springers are starting to show, so get your trips booked now..... you won’t be disappointed with Casey Kelly and all his knowledge he has to offer.read more
Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor
2018-01-07T05:08:09+0000
Casey kelly is by far the best fishing guide in the Pacific northwest. Quality operation. Casey is a great person and is very passionate about fishing. I've only had GREAT experiences when I have gone out with him. Super fun and keeps everyone engaged, and entertained.read more
David Emami
David Emami
2017-10-14T03:10:54+0000
Casey is a great guide and I'd recommend him to anyone looking to catch some fish! My group and I really enjoyed ourselves and caught more fish than anyone on the water that day.read more
Joshua Hadder
Joshua Hadder
2017-10-13T14:54:42+0000
Victor Elizondo
Victor Elizondo
2017-09-29T20:13:54+0000
If you're ever skeptical about booking for a guided fishing trip, DON'T pass up Casey, he's the best of the best and knows exactly what to do. We went out and everyone hit there limits. Top of the line equipment and constantly providing knowledge through the trip! I'll see you in a couple of weeks! Thanks again!read more
Perzinski P's
Perzinski P's
2017-09-17T02:27:49+0000
Went out with Casey a little over a week ago. Fishing was slow due to hot dry weather, but Casey was able to find fish, and we took home some nice big Chinook. He is kowledgable and determined to help his clients have success! Highly recommend Casey Kelley as a guide!!read more
Dustin Wilson
Dustin Wilson
2017-09-16T02:53:13+0000
Had a great time taking customers out with Casey last week on the Columbia. He was extremely knowledgeable and had us on the fish immediately. Best part was ha stayed on the fish even as the action slowed around us. Casey knows his stuff and we will be calling him again for future trips.read more
Sam Walker
Sam Walker
2017-09-10T18:12:47+0000
Best guide ever !!!! We have been fishing with Casey for the past several years. He always seems to put fish in the boat even when there not very many fish around. He is very knowledgeable about the Columbia and its other drainages. I would highly recommend casey for a great day on the river!!! kathy walkerread more
Jason Firestone
Jason Firestone
2017-09-04T22:43:39+0000
What a great guide. Very knowledgeable, very helpful, and super fun to fish with. He got us on 3 monster salmon when nobody else around was catching fish. GREAT CHOISE !read more
Ryan Cushing
Ryan Cushing
2017-09-04T02:43:05+0000
So Casey was right on point the whole time. Worked us at our level of fishing and recreation expectation but no more and no less. Wasn't afraid to make us regret mistakes that were ours and helped us avoid them. Really managed a good boat even though we had various levels of experience Although I haven't had more than a handful, i found my trusted fishing guide when in the area.read more
Keith Hoffer
Keith Hoffer
2017-09-01T15:16:18+0000
First salmon trip on Columbia river and Casey made it a memorable trip. He is knowledge in what he does and always found fish. In a company derby the winning fish was on Casey's boat. Will be back in the future.read more
Clinten Heward
Clinten Heward
2017-08-28T16:07:31+0000
First time fishing the Columbia. Great experience always on the fish. Casey was very knowledgeable and interactive. Will do it again next year. Great memories.read more
Beau Cahoon
Beau Cahoon
2017-08-28T15:57:25+0000
Had a fantastic time fishing with Casey!!! We fished two days and Casey got us in the fish both days. Will definitely be coming back next year!read more
Todd Robertson
Todd Robertson
2017-08-12T00:06:44+0000
Casey was a very personable and very knowledgeable fishing guide.We were on fish Immediately and all day.Having never cought a Oregon chinook Casey was the guide to help me get one.I can personally say I will be booking more trips.I highly recommend Casey as your guide.read more
Shaun Garey-Wilder
Shaun Garey-Wilder
2017-08-07T04:32:13+0000
My wife and I went on our first salmon trip and had a wonderful experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and was patient with instructions. We limited out on Chinook and had enough to fill most of our freezer! Thank you for a great trip!!read more
Chuck Hendricks
Chuck Hendricks
2017-07-18T02:33:48+0000
Thanks for the adventure! First time Salmon fishing, loved it! Great guide, very knowledgeable and fun. My wife and I both had our limits almost to soon!!! Plus the ones we couldn't keep and the ones we couldn't land. I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Thank you again Caseyread more
Lynn A. Palmer
Lynn A. Palmer
2017-07-18T02:29:03+0000
Well spent day, on the Columbia River with Casey Kelley.Great guide, great guy. Showed us the best fishing spots with professional attention to detail, and a sense of humor. More than we hoped and going home with tons of fish!!!Thanks Casey....see you next year.read more
Scott Shields
Scott Shields
2017-07-13T15:32:53+0000
Kelly is one of the best around. Hell put you on fish.
David Newsome
David Newsome
2017-06-25T01:40:50+0000
Very respectful and very knowledgeable, I would recommend Casey as a guide for anyone wanting to go out and slay fish.
Michelle Batmann
Michelle Batmann
2016-09-19T04:34:10+0000
Had a great day fishing. Casey is a great guide! Caught a nice king salmon today. Biggest salmon I've caught so far. Looking forward to going out again.read more
Marsha Spencer
Marsha Spencer
2016-09-16T16:56:47+0000
Casey Kelly is a wonderful guide. We had the most perfect day. He is a master fisherman..we caught 6 beautiful Chinook and had the best time! Thanks, Casey!read more
Laura Bolt
Laura Bolt
2016-09-16T04:24:35+0000
We had an amazing time with Casey today! Can't wait to join him in April and June for more fishing! Casey is an amazing guide!read more
Royce Matthew
Royce Matthew
2016-09-16T02:19:30+0000
If your looking to have a great time and get into lots of fish then Casey gets the job done. He is professional, courteous, patient, and is most interested in ensuring a fun, safe trip with fish to take home. 7 fish onboard one day, 4 the next with two we had to release. Good times.read more
Kacey Ward
Kacey Ward
2016-09-15T03:54:27+0000
Casey Kelly was an excellent guide. He got us on fish every day, was kind, courteous and professional. A great guy to spend your time with. I had a blast and would highly recommend him.read more
Steve Broderick
Steve Broderick
2016-09-01T00:42:45+0000
Casey Kelly found room for two of us, last minute and we went out on the Columbia out of the Lewis and rocked them today. Limited the boat. Things started slow but managed to ramp up with Casey changing things up and moving until we found the herd. We really appreciated the effort and the professionalism. Looking forward to another adventure with Casey in the future.read more
Lisa Key
Lisa Key
2016-08-10T02:04:38+0000
Not only did we catch great salmon in Astoria but we had an incredible day with Casey and Junior...we couldn't recommend anyone more! Our group included old fisherman and new and everyone had fun. #caseyrocks #juniorbettergraduate #thanksnickread more
Spencer Conrad
Spencer Conrad
2016-07-17T01:01:49+0000
Casey is an amazing guide! We were on fish all day long and it was a blast. I came all the way from Maine to Washington, I definitely picked the right guide. I would highly recommend Casey to anybody looking to have fun and catch quality fish. see you next time I get a chance to come out here! thanks for helping me catch my first steelhead! Awesome day on the Lewis River!read more
Robert Scherbarth
Robert Scherbarth
2016-05-03T23:49:10+0000
Whether it's setting the anchor on the best spot at 0300 or working till dusk to get your fish Casey puts in the time and hard work to make your day enjoyable and worth every minute. I recommend him to anyone looking to fish the Columbia or tribs, anytime of year!read more
Monte Gruell
Monte Gruell
2015-11-21T11:18:34+0000
Robert Gilbert
Robert Gilbert
2015-10-26T17:58:01+0000
What a fantastic day of fishing on the Columbia we just spent with Casey,His love for what he does really shines it was a relatively slow day of fishing but he perservired and we ended up with 3 beauties,one of the most fun filled fishing days of my seriously addicted fishing life.Its a long way from here in Wyoming but I will find time to get back to woodland and fish again with Caseycheck the rest then book with the best go fishin with Casey.read more
Zac Gilbert
Zac Gilbert
2015-10-19T03:40:21+0000
Awesome fishing with a very knowledgeable guide. I would recommend Casey to anyone looking to have an awesome adventure salmon fishing.read more
Johnny Seng
Johnny Seng
2015-10-08T17:01:18+0000
Casey is great guide! We went out with him on 09/27/15 and limited out on Kings. He is very knowledgeable and took great care of the 4 of us on the boat. Will be booking with him in the future!read more
Susan Bond
Susan Bond
2015-10-01T16:19:02+0000
What an amazing day of fishing with Casey. Being disabled it had been years since I was in a boat, but he is such a great guy and guide, my only thought all day was about all the fun I was having and catching fish. Thank you Casey for the great memories!read more
Rob Teasha Bundy
Rob Teasha Bundy
2015-09-15T21:52:51+0000
Great day fishing! Great guide and nice fish! Need to do it again!!
Mark Craighill
Mark Craighill
2015-08-18T19:50:18+0000
Good limits. Great job finding the fish after the bite turned off. But asked for more money after we had already paid with paypal.read more
Don Webber
Don Webber
2015-07-26T03:25:07+0000
Great trip today. Casey knows his stuff and we brought home some Steelies
Kortneé Hendrickson
Kortneé Hendrickson
2015-07-20T00:54:49+0000
Casey is awesome! Even when fishing was slow, he never gave up and stayed focused on the main goal of helping us catch fish! After a long day in the hot sun, his hard work paid off and we would have limited out if it wasn't for a couple natives we caught. Highly recommend him and we will be booking with him again in the future! Thank you again! --Nick and Chuck Bechardread more
Mary Brunner
Mary Brunner
2015-05-23T06:22:54+0000
Casey is a great guide. Very knowledgeable of where the fish can be caught and driven to provide an exceptional experience for all on board. No disappointments today and if we make it back to WA for fishing it will be with Casey!read more
Kathleen Dellaganna Thompson
Kathleen Dellaganna Thompson
2015-05-22T22:51:38+0000
What a great day!! Casey went above and beyond to get us all our fish! He is the epitome of of the title "Fishing Guide"! We will be back again and again!read more
Glen Martin
Glen Martin
2015-01-08T16:07:17+0000
Corinne Stanton Cox
Corinne Stanton Cox
2015-01-08T14:40:09+0000
Jeff Wells
Jeff Wells
2014-12-10T12:42:05+0000
Eric Ogilvie
Eric Ogilvie
2014-11-05T00:14:19+0000
Great guide!Had a great time and a nice haul!
Angela Swan
Angela Swan
2014-01-06T18:08:21+0000
Next Reviews