Captain Quint guided trips include most everything you'll need: rods/reels/lines/leaders/tippets (or bring your own gear if you prefer), my custom flies, complimentary photography, & some tall stories.
My McKenzie-river style drift boat is safe, fishy and comfortable for one or two anglers. If you have a larger group we can book more of my expert guide buddies. I gladly offer patient fly fishing 101 instruction if you are learning, but also can help with tips for all levels.
Half Day Trip: ~4 to 5hrs of guided fishing, one or two anglers. Half-day trips include non-alcohol beverages (so BYOB & a snack if you like).
Full Day Trip: ~8hrs of guided fishing, one or two anglers. Full-day trips include a deluxe shoreline lunch & a variety of non-alcohol beverages (so BYOB if you like).
Rates: Contact me for latest seasonal rates, which are commensurate with other local professional guides.
Central Cascade Mountain Lakes Trout / Bass
McKenzie or Willamette River
Trout / Steelhead
Let me row you into position for rising trout or lurking steelhead along a pristine stretch of the blue-ribbon McKenzie or upper Willamette river. These are fast, difficult to bank access waters, but my drift boat allows safe, comfortable & easy access to all the fishy haunts along the way. This really maximizes your fishing opportunities.
These rivers are teaming with healthy red-side rainbow & cutthroat trout as well as a strong run of summer steelhead known to be biters & fighters.
We can focus on trout, steelhead, or both! A variety of tactics & fly setups will be available; especially dry flies & near surface nymphs for trout, streamers and surface skaters for steelhead.
Timing of our day & the section of river will be determined by the current hatch & the best fishing.
Trout: Mar - Oct
Steelhead: May - Nov
We'll swing flies for salt-fresh King & Coho salmon with specialized tactics from the comfort of a boat.
Getting chrome-bright king salmon on the fly is among the very best things I know of. This is why we dedicate every fall to learning everything we can on how to locate and catch them.
This is BIG game fishing that can really get your heart racing & arms worn out. Once you feel one of these near unstoppable behemoths tearing off line, you’ll be hooked!
Recent scouting, tides, & weather will determine where & when we fish.
Season: Sep - Dec
I will stealth you into position for large, oftentimes GIANT & ornery cruisers using my specialized tactics & flies.
These volcanic world-class fisheries haunt me. Visually stalking, hooking up & fighting such magnificent fish is an experience you’ll likely never forget. I'll bring reels with lots of backing...
These high mountain stillwaters are nature-rich fish factories that can fish well from spring ice out all the way through fall.
Weather, hatches, water-levels & recent scouting will determine which lake is fishing best during our outing.
Season: Apr - Oct