Fishing Guide Trips & Pricing

Learn more about our fishing guide service targeting Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Kokanee, Ocean Rock Bottom Fish, and Lake Trout in Oregon.

Trip Information

My 100% guarantee

Although I can’t guarantee that everyone on the boat takes a fish home, or for that matter gets to fight a fish, I do offer this guarantee:

  • I will be prepared for the trip. The boat will be clean, the gear is top of the line and in great shape, we will have the appropriate bait and tackle for the target fish species.
  • I will be taking you fishing with good odds of catching fish. The rivers will be in shape and the target fish will be in season for the area we are in.
  • I will put on a professional trip to the best of my abilities.

If for any reason you feel that I have not met the 100% guarantee, then I will refund your hard earned $ in full.

Trips Offered

What Is Provided

What is not provided and necessary to bring

Trip Pricing

Pricing is up to date for 2021.

Salmon & Steelhead

Drift Boat Trip

$ 200
/per person
  • 3 Person Maximum
  • Half day (~4 hrs.) $150/person (South Santiam Only – Summer)

Salmon & Steelhead

Sled Trip

$ 200
/per person
  • 6 Person Maximum
  • Full day only (~8 hrs.)

Kokanee & Mackinaw

Sled Trip

$ 150
/per person
  • 6 Person Maximum
  • Full day only (~8 hrs.)
  • Odell Lake, Detroit Lake and Green Peter Reservoir
Odell Lake and Detroit Lake: John Elder Fishing Guide Service trips are led by John Elder Fishing Guide Service that operates under special use permit on the Deschutes & Willamette National Forests and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.

Ocean Bottom Fish/Crabbing

Combo

$ 125
/per person
  • 6 Person Maximum
  • Full day only (~8 hrs.)

Ocean & Bay Crabbing

Trips

$ 75
/per person
  • 6 Person Maximum
  • Full day only (~8 hrs.)

Salmon & Crabbing Combo

Sled Trip

$ 225
/per person
  • 6 Person Maximum
  • Full day only (~8 hrs.)

Payment terms
Full payment due upon arrival of the trip for cash paying customers. No checks accepted unless sent in advance at least 3 days prior to the trip.

Credit cards payment needs to be completed by the night before the trip via Square or PayPal with 3.5% added for fees (PayPal @elderjj@hotmail.com). Several locations we fish do not have internet services to run credit cards.

All advanced payments are 100% refundable if we can’t fish the morning of due to weather, river, or guide related issues. Otherwise review cancellation policy.

Kids policy
Kids under 12 fish 1/2 price with 2 paying adults up to 2 kids per trip.

Tips
Tips are appreciated but not required. You will get the same level of effort from me regardless of tipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

New to guided fishing trips? Find some FAQs here.

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We fish the West Coastal Range and Willamette Valley of Oregon and fish multiple rivers and lakes to target the fisheries producing the best catches for the season.