north oregon coast

Salmon and Winter Steelhead  

North Oregon Coast Fishing Guide

Located in a prime fishing destination between Tillamook Oregon and the Columbia River, there are numerous rivers and bays thriving with salmon, Steelhead, and Sea Run Cutthroat Trout knocking at our doorstep. Drake Radditz Guide Service specializes in fishing each individual North Coast river and bay seasonally with deliberate timing, tactics and know how to put you on the fish. Equipped with a jet sled, a drift boat and a fully outfitted raft with fishing frame the possibilities for different adventures are endless. Mobility is key to finding fish and staying on them throughout the year so we target specific species and locations seasonally to ensure our greatest success on the water. Come fishing with us to experience for yourself why we are the premier fishing guide service on the North Oregon Coast

north oregon coast salmon fishing guide

Summer and Fall Chinook start showing up along the Oregon Coast by mid July and trickel into their home rivers all the way into December. My fall chinook fishery kicks off in July fishing Nehalem and extends into early October just about the time that fishery slows down the run down in Tillamook is just starting to fire up. Trolling herring right where these rivers colide with the pacific ocean can provide incredible action for hard fitting chinook and coho salmon. Until the first big storms hit the west coast dumping enough rain to bring the rivers up and draw the fish out of the tidal estuaries into holes, buckets and eddy swirls of their home river. After the first big fall rains i put the power boat away to break out the drift boat and hang on for some hard hitting back bounced egg bites! 


  • Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook Salmon Fishing Guide
  • Nehalem Bay Fall Chinook Salmon Fishing Guide
  • Nehalem River, Trask River, and Wilson River Guided fishing Trips
  • Fresh Fish for the BBQJet Sled, Drift Boat and Raft Trips 
  • Top of the line fishing gear provided by G. Loomis, Shimano, Maxima, Power Pro, Gamakatsu, Pro Cure, Dinger Jigs, west coast floats, Dave’s Tangle Free
  • Troll herring, anchovies and spinners, back bounce fresh eggs, or bobber fish a shrimpcocktail for Chrome Bright Hard Fighting Fish. 

north coast salmon fishing

Full Day Jet Sled: $225/per angler (2-4 anglers)
Full Day Drift Boat: $500 (1-2 anglers)

north oregon coast steelhead fishing guide

Winter Steelhead fishing on the the North Fork Nehalem River is a season I look forward to every year. There is something about getting in a raft in the rain at o’dark thirty when its 38 degrees outside and pushing off into the dark canyon ahead all to have a chance at catching an ocean fresh chrome winter steelhead. Seasonally I fish these rivers from north to south for winter steelhead from December through April: Necanicum, North Fork Nehalem, Main Stem Nehalem, Kilchis, Wilson, Trask. Plan to fish from and float in either a drift boat or raft covering a 7-10 mile section of productive steelhead water in any of the above rivers throughout the season. Top of the line fishing gear and expert instruction provided. 


  • North Fork Nehalem Winter Steelhead Fishing Trips 
  • Fish from a Drift boat or raft with eggs and beads for these hard fighting, acrobatic, ocean bright fish. 
  • Get off the beaten path and explore some new water 
  • Wilson River late season Brood stock Hatchery Fish  
  • Every cast you have a chance at catching a trophy 20+ pound Steelhead 
  • Top of the Line gear provided by G. Loomis, Shimano, Maxima, Power Pro, Gamakatsu, Pro Cure, Dinger Jigs, West Coast Floats, Dave’s Tangle Free 

north coast steelhead fishing trip
Full Day Drift Boat/Raft Trips: $500 (1-2 anglers) 


Professional Guide with top of the line fishing equipment, tackle, and bait. A comfortable clean boat with a fully licensed and insured captain, life jackets and safety equipment, proper care and handling of your fish with cleaning and processing services at the end of the day.

Not Included

Valid Oregon Fishing license and Salmon/Steelhead Tag, waders, or rubber boots and rain gear to keep you dry even on nice sunny days, snacks and beverages for a full day on the water, a cooler to transport your catch back home, and gratuity for your guide. (typically 15-20% of total trip cost).