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For sheer numbers of king salmon, the Elk River is hard to beat. The Elk and Sixes both have late fall runs, peaking in December.
The Coquille Bay has Oregonís best early fall salmon fishing.
The Rogue River is one of the few rivers in the world that has salmon and steelhead fishing 12 months a year. It is especially known for its hard-fighting springers, big run of fall kings and abundant winter steelhead.
The Smith is known for its large run of giant king salmon, as well as numerous steelhead over 20 pounds.
The Chetco is one of Oregonís premier salmon and steelhead rivers, and our most popular fishery. It produces more kings over 50 pounds than any other river in Oregon, as well as some of the best winter steelhead fishing in the state.
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Our Signature Trips
or (206) 388-8988
Capt. Andy Martin
P.O. Box 1646
Brookings, OR 97415
The Premier Guide Service and Outfitter
for Chetco River Salmon and Steelhead.
About Pro River Guide
and Charter Boat Captain
There are a lot of choices when it comes to fishing guides in Southern Oregon, Northern California and Alaska. So why should you choose me?
First, let me introduce myself. Iím Andy Martin, a full-time river guide and saltwater fishing captain. As long as I can remember, fishing has been my passion. I grew up fishing the Chetco, Rogue and Smith rivers, and had my first drift boat long before I was old enough to drive a car.
Iím fortunate to have one of the greatest jobs in the world. I have the opportunity to take people fishing almost every day, and I work hard to make sure my customers have the ultimate fishing experience. The rivers I fish in Southern Oregon and Northern California, as well as the coastal waters of Alaska, are among the most scenic areas of the world, and have some of the best fishing anywhere. I provide the best equipment and boats, and make sure you have an easy-going trip with the best possible chance at catching fish.
Aside from putting you on fish, my goal is to make sure you have an enjoyable time on the water. Iím friendly, more than willing to pass on information about the rivers and fish, and give a full effort in making your trip one you will always remember.
Chetco River Record Fall King
When Wayne Smith felt a massive tug on the end of his line during a trip down the Chetco River in November 2011, he knew instantly he had hooked the biggest salmon of his life. But he had not idea the trophy king that just smacked his plug would be the biggest ever caught on the Chetco.
Fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing, Wayne landed a 65-pound king rivaling the size of those caught on Alaskaís famous Kenai River. The giant salmon is the new unofficial Chetco River record, and by far the largest king caught in decades on the Chetco. But Wayne isnít alone in catching enormous salmon on the Chetco. Clients of Andy have landed more trophy kings over 50 pounds in recent years than with any other guide on the Chetco.
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Capt. Andy Martin
2014 is shaping up to be one of the best salmon runs in recent memory on the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts. Ocean anglers enjoyed wide open salmon fishing for much of the summer out of Brookings and Crescent City, while the Klamath had a huge return of adult and jack salmon. The Rogue River also had it best bay fishery in at least five years.
Strong ocean conditions, which have led to high survival of juvenile salmon, has contributed to the strong runs. Biologists are now predicting above average runs on the Chetco and Smith rivers this fall.
Salmon fishing on the Chetco kicked off in late September with numerous fish caught in the estuary. The ocean season at the mouth of the Chetco yielded good catches, with one angler, who wasnít in the derby, catching a 55-pound king salmon.
The focus now is on salmon upriver on the Chetco, Smith, Elk and Sixes. Call (541) 813-1082 or email email@example.com to book a trip.
Solid salmon runs expected on Chetco, Smith
Bassmaster Classic champ
catches Alaskan halibut
Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year Skeet Reese is used to catching big bass and other freshwater species, but until his recent trip to Southeast Alaska, he hadnít experienced the thrill of having a giant Pacific halibut inhale a jig.
Fishing with Capt. Andy Martin, Reese and several of his friends and family, caught limits of halibut out of Gustavus, including one pushing 80 pounds. They also tied into a barn door, likely over 200 pounds, but lost the big fish after a lengthy battle. Reese said the raw power of halibut was impressive.
Chetco River Steelhead Video
Over 1,000 photos!
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Licensed Fishing Guide in Oregon, California and Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard certified.
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Wild Rivers Fishing
Professional River Guide and Saltwater Capt. Andy Martin
Brookings, Oregon / Gustavus, Alaska
(206) 388-8988 or (541) 813-1082
P.O. Box 1646, Brookings, OR 97415
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