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A personal message from your guide, Buddy Dupell

About the Guide

I grew up fishing for salmon and sturgeon in northwest Oregon’s Willamette River. As a kid, I remember seeing a few fishing guides working the river and thinking about how lucky they were to have the best job on earth. I was only 8 years old but I knew what I wanted my future to hold.

Well, here I am many years later working as a professional fishing guide. To tell you the truth, after years of guiding, I still think about how lucky I am to go fishing for a living. I must be dreaming!

I love what I do, and those who have fished with me will testify about the energy and passion I bring to the river each day. I cannot think of a better way to enjoy the day than hooking into a big sturgeon or salmon.


I know what a lasting and memorable experience landing a big fish provides and after all these years, they still get my heart pounding.
In 25 plus years of guiding for salmon and sturgeon, I have learned a thing or two about the Columbia River Basin fishing. I would love to share all of my knowledge with you and make some great memories.

My commitment to honesty is reflected by the number of repeat customers in my boat. I will not spin false fishing tales just to book a trip. I enjoy building lasting relationships with my customers that go far beyond the one-time trip.

When the salmon are biting better than the sturgeon, I will tell you.

If I think your trip will be more successful if you wait a few weeks, I will tell you.

My goal for you is a safe and exciting day on the water while catching lots of fish. And I will do whatever it takes to make that happen.

If that means getting on the water an hour before the other guides to get in the prime spot or re-anchoring four or five times to find where the fish are running, I will get it done.

When you hire me, I will do everything in my power to see that you have a safe and successful fishing experience!

Buddy Dupell

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    and CPR Certified.


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  • Buddy's Testimonials

    "Buddy Dupell of Columbia River Fishing Adventures is not happy until the customers are happy. Buddy wants you to tell all your friends what a great experience you had and for you to have such a great fishing experience that you come back again and again in the coming years. Please visit our customer testimonials page to see more customer comments and see why customers keep coming back to fish with Buddy Dupell year after year after year!"
    "I have been telling my fishing friends that Buddy Dupell is our most favorite fishing guide!"
  • "Both our Sturgeon trip and Chinook Salmon trip with you as our guide were 100 % successful. Herbert kept on telling me how much he enjoyed fishing in your boat. That said, I am taking another group of anglers to Portland to visit with you again in April 2009 and hope that 'history will repeat itself', a great fishing trip. Thanks again!"