- Are cell phones okay to bring on the boat?
- Can we keep the fish we catch?
- Can we catch and release only?
- How many people can you take in the boat?
- What is the length of the fishing trips?
- What items do we need to bring?
- What licenses are needed?
- What’s for lunch?
- What kind of meals are supplied for camping trips?
- What about “potty breaks” for the ladies?
- Where can we stay?
- Where do we meet for the trip?
Yes, of course. Many of our clients would not get a chance for a “day off" without being able to have contact with their business. There is cell coverage all along the Columbia River, but it is sporadic on the Deschutes River. Cell phones do not work at our camp, but it is only a short run in the boat to be within range of a cell tower.
You are welcome to keep any fish that you catch that are of legal size and species within the current regulations. We will field dress them for you and you should bring an ice chest for safe transportation home.
Yes, of course.
Our trips are normally designed for 4 fisherpersons, with a minimum of 3 people. If there are only 2 in your party, we can usually find another 1 or 2 persons to join you. Some trips can accommodate 5 people and perhaps even 6, and we can discuss that on an individual basis, but we would never mix groups of that size.
All Deschutes trips and most Columbia trips are for 8 hours and normally start at or near daylight, with the exception of sturgeon trips which are for 6 hours due to the bite being best before noon. And of course we can always come in sooner if your schedule or preference calls for it.
Camping trips normally begin at daylight and end around 2:00 PM on the last day.
- For Columbia River trips we recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, appropriate clothing for current weather, any special snacks or beverages that you prefer, and your fishing license and tags.
- For Deschutes River trips, all of the above along with waders and wading boots if you have them (felt sole boots are best), fly rod/reel and flies if you intend to fly fish. We supply rods/reels and all tackle for spin fishing.
- For camping trips, all of the above along with a sleeping bag, change of clothes and camp libations if desired.
You will need a fishing license and where required, a harvest tag for the species we are fishing for (or) just a one day Oregon fishing license which includes the harvest tag. Either Oregon or Washington licenses are valid on Columbia trips, but only an Oregon license is valid on Deschutes trips. For your convenience, we carry one day Oregon licenses on the boat and can sell one to you at $16.75/day and are good for both residents and non-residents.
Deschutes Boater Passes - We supply the required boater pass for weekdays, with the exception of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For those days the client needs to purchase them due to the 'limited entry' regulations. Please contact us for more information and instructions.
We supply sandwiches from a local deli (made fresh the morning of your trip), chips, sodas and water.
We usually have a light breakfast (coffee, juice, pastries, cookies, etc.) but can do a hot breakfast if wanted. Lunch might be grilled hamburgers or deli style sandwiches along with salads, chips and other accoutrements. Dinners vary including steaks, roasts, grilled fish and BBQ’ed ribs. Special requests are always considered and be sure to let us know if there are any dietary concerns.
On all of our Columbia trips, we are never far from restroom facilities and it is not a problem to take a short break and run in. And of course it’s not a problem for camping trips as facilities are already in place.
The Dalles has many motels and B & B’s. Please contact us for recommendations at special rates for our clients.