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Drift boat Fishing Trips on the Willamette River
Willamette River Fishing Helfrich River Adventures Willamette fishing trips are run in driftboats with two fisherman and one guide per boat, fishing tackle is provided but each fisherman must purchase their own fishing license.

Equipment
The classic high-rise rocker bottom McKenzie drift boats we use have been improved upon over the past 80 years for use on this famous river. Not only can they run whitewater, but in the hands of our able guides these stable boats can quietly and precisely maneuver into the smallest nooks and crannies to find the allusive big ones.

Each drift boat carries 3 people, 2 fly fisherman and 1 guide.

Top quality equipment is supplied by us, but in the event that you have a lucky rod or certain setup that you prefer we encourage all fisherman to bring along their favorite equipment, whether it's fly or spinning gear.

We will schedule all our trips for the times that work for our guests. If you want to fish late or early that's fine with us, but we will always give our suggestions for best results.

Don't forget to bring the essentials such as rain gear, an Oregon fishing license, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and beverages.

About Our Guides
Our River Guides are all friendly, full-time professionals with years of river experience. They graciously share their local area knowledge with our clients, providing local background and historical information of the river. Not only are our guides knowledgeable and friendly but also some of the greatest oarsman and fisherman the area has to offer.

Half Day Willamette River Fishing
Half Day Willamette River Fishing trips can be run during any daylight hours; although times are best determined by the best fishing times, the guides local knowledge and availability. Half Day Willamette River Fishing Trips are 3 1/2- 4 hrs.

Full Day Willamette River Fishing
Full Day Willamette River Fishing trips are usually 7- 7 1/2 hrs and the morning's catch is cooked for lunch.Fishing the McKenzie River

Rates
Half-day trip: $250 per boat (one or two fisherman)
Full-day trip: $350 per boat (one or two fisherman)
  A nice catch on a Father-Daughter fishing trip down the Willamette.
A nice catch on a Father-Daughter fishing trip down the Willamette.

river location graphicRising in the mountains of the Oregon Cascades, the Willamette River is an important, historic, multi-purpose waterway that touches the lives of all Oregonians in one way or another. Today, the river abounds with natural beauty, wildlife and varied recreational opportunities.

Fishing Schedule
March-October
Trout
May-October
Salmon and Steelhead

Native Fish
Rainbow Trout
cutthroat Trout
Salmon
Steelhead

   
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