Jack Glass has been guiding on the Columbia and Sandy rivers full time for over 20 years and is a steward of the waters he fishs. He started fishing northwest Oregon rivers at age 8, and began professionally guiding in May of 1983 under the name Hook-up Guide Service.
In 2005 Jack teamed up with his son Brandon and renamed his business Team Hook-up Guide Service.
Their level of professionalism and expertise, combined with their knowledge of local fisheries, provides clients with fun, memorable and highly successful trips. Jack and Brandon welcome anglers of all skill levels, beginner to expert, and can also accommodate moderately disabled clients as well.
Jack remains closely involved with lobbying for the sport fishing industry and has visited Washington DC in support Columbia River salmon. He has also made numerous trips to Oregon’s Capital in Salem, to meet with State Legislators to discuss various salmon and sport fishing related issues that have faced northwest anglers.
Jack and his wife Shelly, opened Jack’s Snack ‘N Tackle Shop in Troutdale, Oregon on April 18, 1998. Located on the banks of the Sandy River it remains the only drive thru Bait & Tackle Shop in Oregon.
Working for the State of Oregon representing sport fishing.
In his ongoing efforts to improve fisheries for Northwest anglers Jack has recently added an additional title. He is now an affical board member on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Enhancement Program (R & E).
On June 29, 1989, the Oregon Fisheries Restoration and Enhancement Act of 1989 was signed into law. The Act allows the Department of Fish and Wildlife to undertake a comprehensive program to restore state-owned fish hatcheries, enhance natural fish production, expand hatchery production, and provide additional public access to fishing waters.
The Department’s program provides increased recreational fishing opportunities and supports and improves the commercial salmon fishery.
Brandon Glass who is a third generation fishing guide is the son of Guide Jack Glass. He was born and raised on the banks of the Sandy River and fished under his father as a deck hand until he purchased his first boat at the age of ten. From the ages of 10-20 Brandon fished for Northern Pike Minnow to support his fishing habit and purchases of his first boats. Before Brandon became a guide in 2006 he worked as a sales specialist for G.I Joe’s in the fishing and hunting departments to learn from the guides who would come and purchase their supplies. After working at G.I Joe’s Brandon then worked construction for two years digging and laying utility pipe until he realized his true passion in life was fishing. It was then that Brandon decided to follow in his father’s foots steps and become a full time guide.
In the first year as being a full time guide Brandon mimicked his father to gain confidence in his fishing skills. In his second year of guiding Brandon branched out from his father and started exploring new waters and perfecting new techniques to become an accomplished angler and a successful business man.
In 2012 Brandon purchased a new style Alumaweld that fishes the ocean and large rivers with ease and comfort. Brandon started offering ocean salmon in 2012 and in 2013 Brandon will start to offer Tuna trips. By purchasing a new boat and expanding his fishing territories while providing his clients with the newest fishing equipment Brandon works hard to make every trip memorable and enjoyable.