NW Columbia Fishing Adventures

Northwest Fishing Guide and Columbia River fishing guide service offers unforgettable Washington fishing trips and Oregon fishing trips for salmon, Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Kokanee Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, trophy sturgeon, keeper sturgeon, walleye, shad, and bass. Visit our Fishing Reports page for current updates. Also, you can see our great reviews and latest news on Facebook at: NW Columbia Fishing Adventures.

Fishing on the Columbia River is without a doubt the best salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon fishing in the lower 48. Year after year it receives massive runs of Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Summer Steelhead, sockeye, Fall Chinook, and Coho Salmon, not to mention bass, walleye, and shad. Tributaries of the mighty Columbia River also receive fantastic runs of fish year after year! Just to name a few, the Lewis River, Cowlitz River, Sandy River, Willamette River, and many more provide great opportunities to catch good numbers of salmon and steelhead, all while being surrounded by the great Northwest’s scenery!

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Aaron Castor
Aaron Castor
04:12 08 Apr 19
Casey is very knowledgeable and patient showing us the ropes. By the end of the day he had us fishing like we had done it a thousand times! Would definitely recommend and cannot wait to go out with him again.read more
Jonnie Write
Jonnie Write
16:02 13 Sep 18
Casey is a great guide, I just did a trip with him and will go again. He is diligent about his craft.
Lalo Loaiza - Whitney
Lalo Loaiza - Whitney
00:34 05 Sep 18
Highly recommend Casey. I've been out twice with him and will be going again soon. He's a 9 year veteran of the local river systems, he knows what he's doing. He takes his time to educate all things fishing. You won't be disappointed.read more
Paul Hickman
Paul Hickman
23:08 04 Sep 18
We had a blast! We went on a Labor Day weekend, not only did we catch fish, Casey showed off his boat maneuvering skills! We are already planning our next trip!
Brian McNeill
Brian McNeill
16:51 28 Jul 18
Casey knows what he’s doing and showed us a great time!! Our group was not the most experienced and Casey took the time to show us what we needed to do. Most important is that he put us on the fish!!! We’ll be coming back!!read more
Tiffany Stevens
Tiffany Stevens
15:41 29 Jun 18
Highly recommend choosing Casey as your fishing guide. My wife and I went out last week. Casey was very personable and full of knowledge. Came home with 3 big salmon and had a great time. We will define book again in the future. Thanks, Casey.read more
Our party of 4 had an amazing experience on our NW Columbia River Fishing adventure. Our guide Casey Kelly knows what he’s doing, where to find the fish, & runs his business like a true professional. We would highly recommend Casey to anyone who’s looking for a amazing guide for their NW Columbia River Fishing adventure. Thanks Casey Kelly!read more
Rusty Hoyle
Rusty Hoyle
00:33 03 Jun 18
I hadn't been fishing in years, and just wanted to catch a fish. Casey is like the fish whisperer, and we were catching them all day! I'm definitely going fishing with him again.
Rhonda Marie
Rhonda Marie
04:26 08 Mar 18
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
05:08 07 Jan 18
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
03:10 14 Oct 17
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.
Victor Elizondo
Victor Elizondo
20:13 29 Sep 17
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
02:27 17 Sep 17
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
Sam Walker
Sam Walker
18:12 10 Sep 17
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
22:43 04 Sep 17
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 !
Ryan Cushing
Ryan Cushing
02:43 04 Sep 17
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
15:16 01 Sep 17
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
16:07 28 Aug 17
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.
Beau Cahoon
Beau Cahoon
15:57 28 Aug 17
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!
Todd Robertson
Todd Robertson
00:06 12 Aug 17
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
04:32 07 Aug 17
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
02:33 18 Jul 17
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
02:29 18 Jul 17
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
15:32 13 Jul 17
Kelly is one of the best around. Hell put you on fish.
David Newsome
David Newsome
01:40 25 Jun 17
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
04:34 19 Sep 16
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.
Marsha Spencer
Marsha Spencer
16:56 16 Sep 16
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!
Laura Bolt
Laura Bolt
04:24 16 Sep 16
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!
Royce Matthew
Royce Matthew
02:19 16 Sep 16
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
03:54 15 Sep 16
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.
Steve Broderick
Steve Broderick
00:42 01 Sep 16
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
02:04 10 Aug 16
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
01:01 17 Jul 16
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
23:49 03 May 16
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
Robert Gilbert
Robert Gilbert
17:58 26 Oct 15
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
03:40 19 Oct 15
Awesome fishing with a very knowledgeable guide. I would recommend Casey to anyone looking to have an awesome adventure salmon fishing.
Johnny Seng
Johnny Seng
17:01 08 Oct 15
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!
Susan Bond
Susan Bond
16:19 01 Oct 15
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
Teasha Bundy
Teasha Bundy
21:52 15 Sep 15
Great day fishing! Great guide and nice fish! Need to do it again!!
Mark Craighill
Mark Craighill
19:50 18 Aug 15
Good limits. Great job finding the fish after the bite turned off. But asked for more money after we had already paid with paypal.
Don Webber
Don Webber
03:25 26 Jul 15
Great trip today. Casey knows his stuff and we brought home some Steelies
Kortneé Hendrickson
Kortneé Hendrickson
00:54 20 Jul 15
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
06:22 23 May 15
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
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!
Eric Ogilvie
Eric Ogilvie
00:14 05 Nov 14
Great guide!Had a great time and a nice haul!
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Columbia River Fishing Guide

Your Columbia River fishing guide Casey Kelly has been fishing Washington and Oregon rivers heavily for nearly 20 years. He loves to show and teach people how to catch the awesome fish we have in our northwest rivers on a daily basis. You would be hard pressed to find another fishing guide out there that is more persistent and passionate about catching fish, and showcasing the great scenery and fishing the northwest has to offer.

Columbia River fishing guide, Washington fishing guide, and Oregon fishing guide specializes in one to six person fishing trips on  northwest’s  premier rivers. From Astoria, Oregon to Hood River, Oregon, we catch  Spring / Summer/ Fall Salmon, Sturgeon, Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Sockeye, Kokanee, Walleye, Shad and Bass. Check out our Facebook page for latest news, pics, and reviews.  The best dates go first, book your trip today!

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Reserve your seats today for the best dates available. Fishing trips start at $200 for a full 8-10 hour day of fishing, or $130 for a half-day fishing trip. Our boats are outfitted with top of the line Lamiglas fishing rods, Shimano fishing reels, custom bait, and tackle. All that is required to fish, is a Washington or Oregon fishing license. There’s plenty of room on the boat, so feel free to bring whatever you would like to make your day even more enjoyable. This year is forecasted to be fantastic fish returns on all species, and a record-breaking run of Fall Chinook! Don’t miss out on catching a memory that will last forever.

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Fishing Reports

Columbia River fishing report 4/10/19

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The Columbia River Spring Chinook season has been an up and down ride for most of the season. Some days we had fantastic fishing and other’s not so much. That’s…

Columbia River Fishing report 2/25/2019

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After a short winter break it’s time to start making plans for this year’s upcoming fisheries.  First on the list, we have our Spring Chinook run starting soon in mid…

Columbia River fishing report 9/24/2018

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It was a great season on the Columbia this year but unfortunately it was cut a bit short due to lower than predicted Bonneville Dam counts.  The good news is…

Columbia River fishing report 8/30/2018

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Fishing for Fall Chinook at Astoria this year ended up being much better than expected.  Many times run projections given by the state are not correct.  This year seems to…