Enjoy a fun and exciting fishing trip from the comfort of a roomy 25-foot jet sled boat with Pro Fishing Guide Jack Glass or Brandon Glass. We specialize in fishing the Sandy River and Columbia River Gorge for Chinook salmon and steelhead. Drift boat and power boat trips.
The ocean-going rainbow trout can tip the scales at more than fifteen pounds and provide unmatched thrills for their acrobatic and hard-charging fight. While the fish can be elusive and hard to catch, in this “Grant’s Getaway” we join two pros who have been fishing the Sandy River collectively for more than 75 years. The father-son team of Jack and Brandon Glass show us the tactics and techniques that work for drift boat steelhead fishing. They also show us why the Sandy River can be a place where — despite being thirty minutes from a major metropolitan center — it’s easy to find a wonderful wilderness-like setting and enjoy an easy to reach escape into the great outdoors.
Spring Chinook adults spend three to four years in the ocean before returning to the hatchery. Averaging 15 pounds and weighing up to 40 pounds, these fish are a prize catch of anglers from the mouth of the Columbia River to the Sandy River and upper reaches of the Willamette river and its tributaries.
Both winter and summer steelhead are strong fighters, at times leaping far into the air while making numerous aggressive runs. Truly one of the most exciting and fun to catch fish available in the northwest.
Warming water temperatures in spring sends monster walleye in search of most anything that comes within striking distance. Whether it’s a lure, a minnow, an imitation crankbait or night crawler on a worm harness.
Best sturgeon fishing on the lower Columbia river in Astoria is May through July. The mid river from Longview to Portland is best February through April. The area below Bonneville Dam is best for oversize sturgeon December through January and May through July.