Drift boat Fishing Trips on the Willamette River
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.
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
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.
| Half-day trip: $250 per boat (one
or two fisherman)
Full-day trip: $375 per boat (one or two fisherman)