Big Fish Guide Service
This company operates trips roughly 8 hours in duration, and it provides bait and tackle. All you need to do is wear the appropriate clothing and bring your favorite rod-if you have one.
The company operates all year, but some species have limited seasons: sturgeon (year-round), king salmon (March through May), steelhead (June through August). The company operates on the Columbia River and other nearby waterways between Portland and the John Day Dam.
The company provides lunch for a fee.
2930 Montello Court
Hood River, OR 97031
Hooked on Fishing
This company runs trips on the Wind, Cowlitz, Lewis, Klickitat and Columbia Rivers, as well as Drano Lake in pursuit of salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. Half- and full-day trips, beginning at dawn, are available as are special group rates. The company uses a 25-foot aluminum boat, which can seat up to six people, outfitted with a 225 hp outboard motor
6209 Kansas Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
JB Guide Service
Working the mid-Columbia River and the Snake River, this operator fishes for sturgeon, salmon, walleye and steelhead. Walleye are a specialty; the season runs from late March through August. The service furnishes all tackle and bait, but it does not offer lunch or ice chests for storing your catch.
1216 Acacia Ave
Mid-Columbia River Guide Service
This operation uses a 24-foot aluminum jet boat and provides lamiglas rods, all bait, and all tackle. The company fishes for sturgeon, king salmon, catfish, walleye, shad and steelhead and offers different prices for one-species and multiple-species trips. Though trips are roughly 8 hours, additional hours are available for an hourly fee. The company offers freezing and vacuum sealing of your catch as an added service. However, it doesn't offer lunch, so you will need to pack that yourself.
120 SE 5th Street
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862