Portland Oregon fishing for salmon, river sturgeon, steelhead. Oregon Columbia River, Willamette River, Clackamas River

Nichols Guide Service

Portland: (503) 730-3392


Scott Nichols Guide Service

Salmon ◊ Steelhead ◊ Sturgeon ◊ Shad ◊ Family Crabbing

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Welcome to Scott Nichols Guide Service

With over 18 years of guided fishing experience in waters thought out Portland and Northwest Oregon, I promise to provide you with a quality guided fishing trip for Salmon, Sturgeon, Shad, Steelhead. From Portland to Tillamook Bay and from the Columbia River in Astoria and the Willamette River in Portland to the Clackamas River near Oregon City, we go where the fish are biting best.

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Experience Oregon guided fishing at its best. My mission is to provide you with the best fishing trip possible, based on run-size and conditions.

Anglers of all skill levels including experts, novices, corporate and large groups are welcome! My Guide Service is a teaching service in addition to guiding the customer to the best fishing the northwest has to offer. I can accommodate up to six clients in my boat. For larger groups we will utilize multiple boats.

I use only the best equipment, GLoomis rods & Shimano reels and the freshest bait for your fishing trip!

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Scott Nichols Guide Service Portland Guide Serving the north Oregon coast, Columbia River, Willamette River, Clackamas River, Sandy River, Nehalem Bay, Tillamook Bay and other Oregon coast and Portland rivers. Guide Service Brochure

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Columbia River white sturgeon. Sturgeon are available in the Columbia River and also in the Willamette River near Portland.

There's nothing like the thrill of hooking a 9 foot white sturgeon and having it jump completely out of the water.

Oregon Chinook Salmon

Of the five species of Pacific salmon, the Chinook and Coho are the most important to anglers.

We fish Oregon Chinook salmon on the Willamette, Columbia, Clackamas, Sandy and many Oregon Coast rivers and Portland rivers.

Most fish caught by northwest anglers range from 15 to 40 pounds. At the end of a fishing line, Chinooks are absolute brutes. Oregon Salmon Fishing

An Oregon Fishing License as well as applicable tags should be obtained prior to your trip $19.00 Oregon Fishing License online.

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Portland Fishing seasonal fishing schedule above. Feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone for the latest fishing conditions and/or to schedule your Oregon guided fishing trip with Scott Nichols call 503 730 3392.

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Welcome to Portland Fishing with Scott Nichols

Experience Pacific Northwest fishing at its finest! Book a trip today with Fishing Guide Portland and professional fishing guide Scott Nichols. We offer quality productive guided fishing trips for Chinook Salmon and Sturgeon (as well as other popular fish) on the Columbia River and the Willamette River near Portland, Oregon as well as the upper Willamette River, and the Columbia River from Astoria where it enters the Pacific Ocean all the way up to Bonneville Dam

The Portland harbor right in the heart of Portland is also a very productive area for river sturgeon both keeper and oversize fish. The Willamette River from the falls at Oregon City down to the mouth where it meets the Columbia River is also good for sturgeon. From March through May spring salmon move in and the action is fast and furious for the most prized of all salmon. the Columbia River in Portland Oregon provided great fishing for spring salmon in April and fall salmon August through September. Fall Chinook salmon will average 15 to 25 pounds with many fish in the 30's and 40's.

Scott has been fishing Portland rivers for over 18 years. Clients will enjoy fishing from the comfort and safety of a 23 foot custom guide boat. You will be fishing with the finest rods, reels, and tackle the industry has to offer. Weather you’re a seasoned fisherman or just a beginner we have Portland trips tailored to meet all your needs, so give us a call and book that Oregon Salmon or Sturgeon fishing trip today. Portland Oregon Sturgeon

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Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing Portland

Sturgeon are always on tap for Catch & Release on the Lower Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Astoria. Oregon sturgeon and Columbia sturgeon. Sometimes misspelled as sturgen or sturgon, are the largest freshwater fish in North America and can weigh over 1,500 pounds. Portland Oregon Sturgeon Fishing

White sturgeon are tough fighters. Many days we will catch and release over 25 fish. If your lucky enough to be here on a retention date you will quickly become a coinsure of the best eating fish there is. The Willamette River near Portland also provides great action for sturgeon and is in close proximity to downtown Portland. Willamette River sturgeon fishing

Clackamas River Winter Steelhead

Oregon Clackamas River Steelhead Fishing. The Clackamas River, in Oregon, is just 30 munities from downtown Portland. This Portland Oregon river offers some truly spectacular fishing for winter steelhead and summer steelhead guided fishing. Portland charter fishing

Clackamas hatchery steelhead runs, both summer and winter, have been replaced with a true native stock of wild steelhead. These fish return later, fight harder and are larger averaging 12 to 15 pounds each. Fishing guide and charter trips in Portland. Portland fishing

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