Pat Abel Fishing Guide Service fishes the following areas during the following times.

  • Spring Chinook   March-May   Columbia, Willamette

  • Ocean Coho (Silvers)   June-July   Tillamook

  • Fall Chinook & Coho   Buoy 10 & Columbia   August-September

  • Fall Chinook Ocean   Tillamook Bay   September-November
    and local rivers


Portland Area
Fishing for spring Chinook on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, just 20 minutes from PDX Airport.

Spring Sturgeon-Astoria
Due to excessive restrictions by the department of Fish & wildlife, we are no longer offering Sturgeon fishing trips.

Ocean Coho-Tillamook
The majestic Pacific Ocean at Tillamook is 60 minutes from Portland. During the warm summer months this fishery is one of the best for Pacific Northwest Coho via Hwy. 26.

Fall Chinook and Coho-Buoy 10
This summer fishery is world class with thousands of fish funneling towards their native rivers. This fishery offers a wide range of fish and areas to fish near Astoria. This location is 80 miles west of Portland, via scenic Hwy. 30 or Hwy. 26.


Tillamook-Bay & Ocean
This late summer/fall fishery combines nice weather with fish that can tip the scale at over 50 lbs. Tillamook Bay has five rivers that drain into it and the fish run are some of the regions highest in numbers. 90 minutes from Portland, via scenic Hwy. 6.

Winter Steelhead
The fight and power of these magnificent winter steelhead is second only to the beautiful river scenery, which are both amazing and memorable. The Wilson, Trask and Nestucca



Fully insured and licensed by the U.S. Coast guard and the State of Oregon


In 2013 We purchased a new boat (photo above). It's a HUGE 25.5 foot Alumaweld and it COMFORTABLY seats 6. Some of the current photos on our website show our older boat in the background. Our new boat is longer and more spacious. It makes catching a fish easier and more fun. It makes the time spent in-between catching fish a lot more relaxing and comfortable.




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