We consistently catch fish and a lot of them, and this page proves it ...
If you're comparing fishing guides it's obviously important to determine whether or not they catch fish.
We have reports pages going all the way back to 2004, links to them are at the bottom of this page. We don't believe you will find any NW fishing guide with as much proof showing their results and capabilities.
Fishing Report 2010
This is an archived report, for our current reports page CLICK HERE!
On Halloween there were several sightings of sturgeon throughout Washington State ...
most sightings were dismissed as hoaxes or the wild ramblings of fanatical sturgeon chasers ...
however these images were captured! (Images have not been studied by forensic scientists to determine authenticity)
Avid angler and Columbia River Sturgeon enthusiast, Troy Schmidt in his Sturgeon costume!
Pro Columbia River fishing guide Lacey DeWeert and one happy customer, with his 43 pound Upriver Bright Chinook Salmon caught on the Columbia River at Buoy 10! This is one of the largest salmon taken out of the lower Columbia River this season!
Lacey with a limit of ocean Coho Salmon and six fat Kelp Greenling!
Another Columbia River Green Sturgeon!
and another Green Sturgeon!
Spring Fishing 2010!
Spring Chinook Friday March 26!
Tommy with a 7 foot oversize sturgeon!
Tommy with a Channel Cat!
Lacey with her 7th spring Chinook of the year,
we are going to have to get another freezer!
Master Sturgeon fisherman Troy, with one of his many great sturgeon that he caught on the Willamette River!
The Total Fisherman Philosophy
We believe that:
- Spending your life doing something you love is the secret to happiness.
- Attention to detail and being absolutely driven, catches fish and creates success.
- A focused effort catches more fish and bigger fish. Just going through the motions is for other people.
- Spending extra time and effort toward making your day successful is important and makes a difference.
- We believe that cutting corners on expenses and effort isn't something you do, even if nobody else will know.
- We believe we should expect the most from every day on the water and hold ourselves to a higher standard.
- We should give back as much and as often as we possibly can.
- It's our job to act as stewards of the resource and as consummate professionals who know that our actions speak louder then words.
Giving 100% every day is the norm, because Buoy 10 or Estuary sturgeon or whatever season we happen to be in only comes around once a year, and in a few weeks it will be over. Let's be realistic ... every one of us has to have a last day on the water. We never know when that day will come, so we are absolutely going to make every day our best day.
We don't have gimmicks like "Fish Catch Guarantees". We won't tell you that we're catching 50 pound salmon every week, or tell you the fishing is red hot when it's not, or any of the other assorted things that guides tell prospective clients to get them on their boats. We're honest and we have integrity.
We provide high quality fishing trips at the median price for guides in the NW. We could charge more or we could charge less, but we don't want you to come fishing with us because your decision is based on price. We want you to come fishing with us because you think we run a first class operation, that we are going to treat you well, and because we catch fish.
We're not the Dollar Store of fishing guides and we certainly aren't the Four Seasons. Our pricing is middle of the road. We believe in charging enough so that we can use high quality equipment, maintain this equipment, and not have to cut corners. We also believe that charging the average price will hopefully allow you to come back more often.
We really take fishing seriously, it's our passion and we certainly want to catch fish just as much as you do; that's why we go during the best times to the best locations and spend extra time, effort, and money to make your trip the best that it can be. We want you to have a successful trip so you come back fishing with us, we also want to be successful so we maintain our reputation as top notch guides.
We take a lot of pride in our fish catching ability and we do everything in our power to put fish in the box, while at the same time having fun, and keeping you safe.
Our approach to life and to fishing isn't standard, and it would certainly be "easier" for us if we weren't worried about these things, but the easy route and the safe bet aren't what we're after. We care about you and we care about your experience on our boats.
We believe our customers, peers and fellow fishermen know that we hold this philosophy close to our hearts and that they know we are out there every day living it. We believe it's important to not let them down.
Kevin, Lacey, Chris & the whole Total Fisherman crew!
Oregon & Washington Fishing Guides
Oregon and Washington Fishing Guide, Kevin Newell