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