Welcome to the Tillamook Bay salmon fishing home of FireFighter's Guide Service. We specialize in Fall and Spring Chinook salmon, Winter and Summer Steelhead, and Halibut guided fishing. We started our Tillamook Bay and Ocean guiding and charter fishing service in the very early 1970's, here on the beautiful Oregon Coast . The Tillamook Bay,the Nehalem bay and Nehalem river, Bouy 10, Willamette River, Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean are our primary fishing destinations with our primary area being the waters around Tillamook, Oregon.

Very few Guides have spent more than our close to 40 years fishing the N. coasts, rivers , bays and the beautiful ocean. I would enjoy very much guiding you to a day or two of great thrills and enjoyment here on the wonderful Oregon coast. After viewing our site, and when you find a fishery that looks like you might enjoy, please just contact us. Once again. welcome and enjoy our site.

"John Krauthoefer’s Firefighter’s Guide Service has been my “Go To Guide” for more years than I can remember. It is safe to say we’re about to wrap up our second decade of fishing trips together and that includes varied fishing trips to rivers across the region for many different fish species too.

We have successfully fished for spring and fall salmon at the Tillamook and Nehalem Bays, summer salmon in the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean – plus winter steelhead in the Nestucca and Nehalem Rivers systems and even a halibut trip or two thrown in for good behavior.

There’s a reason we have logged more than 50 trips together –– we keep going back to John because he’s among the best!"

-----Grant McOmie, Outdoor Reporter, KGW-TV

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