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Nehalem Bay

Embark on a thrilling fishing journey in Nehalem Bay with Hammerhead Guide Service. Led by Captain Jason Rice, a seasoned angler with deep roots in Oregon's waters, we promise an unparalleled fishing experience tailored to your preferences. From the vast Pacific Ocean to the intricate waterways of the Columbia River Basin, our charters span a diverse range of fishing grounds.

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Guide Service

Hammerhead Guide Service isn't just another fishing charter—it's a testament to Captain Jason Rice's lifelong passion for fishing. Growing up, Jason seized every opportunity to venture into the wilderness, honing his skills and deepening his love for the sport. Today, he extends this passion to anglers of all skill levels, from novices to experts.

Nehalem Bay, with its rich infusion of freshwater, is a haven for marine life, making it a prime spot for fishing enthusiasts. Whether you're keen on chasing Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, or even indulging in some Crabbing, Captain Jason has got you covered.

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Chase the Mighty Salmon

Dive into the world of Salmon fishing with Hammerhead Guide Service. Our charters, beginning in June or July, offer anglers the chance to catch pristine Chinook Salmon in the serene waters of Nehalem and Tillamook Bays. For those seeking a unique thrill, we also venture into the Pacific Ocean, targeting both Coho and Chinook Salmon. The ocean's vast expanse, when conditions are favorable, promises an unparalleled fishing experience. And for those who wish to combine their Salmon fishing adventure, we offer combined trips with bottom fishing and Nehalem Bay crabbing.

Salmon Adventures

The Majestic Sturgeon Awaits

The waters of Nehalem Bay are home to the magnificent Sturgeon, a prized catch among anglers. With Captain Jason's expertise, you'll navigate the bay's depths, learning the art of Sturgeon fishing and experiencing the thrill of the catch. It's not just about the fishing; it's about understanding the habitat, the behavior, and the challenge that Sturgeon presents.

Sturgeon Fishing

Discover the Ocean's Hidden Treasures

The ocean floor is teeming with life, and with Hammerhead Guide Service, you get to explore this underwater world. Targeting species like Lingcod, Rockfish, and more, our bottom fishing charters promise both excitement and a bountiful catch. With Captain Jason guiding the way, you'll learn the intricacies of bottom fishing, ensuring a rewarding experience.

Bottom Fishing

Pursue the Elusive Steelhead

Steelhead, a treasured catch, offers anglers a unique challenge. At Hammerhead Guide Service, we guide you through the waters of Nehalem Bay, sharing techniques, tips, and insights to help you catch this prized fish. With Captain Jason's vast experience, you're in for an adventure that's both educational and exhilarating.

Steelhead Fishing

Dive into the World of Crabbing

Nehalem Bay's waters are rich with crabs, making it a hotspot for crabbing enthusiasts. Our crabbing charters are designed to offer a hands-on experience, from setting the traps to hauling in your catch. Perfect for families and groups, crabbing with Captain Jason is as much about the fun as it is about the catch.

Crab Adventures

The Seasonal Delight: Shad Fishing

Shad fishing is a seasonal adventure that promises both fun and a great catch. With Hammerhead Guide Service, you'll explore the best spots in Nehalem Bay to catch Shad, guided by Captain Jason's expertise. It's a fishing experience that's both unique and rewarding, making it a must-try for all fishing enthusiasts.

Shad Fishing

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Our tailored fishing adventures promise not just a catch, but a story to tell. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting out, embark on a journey with us that goes beyond the reel. Don't wait – the waters are calling. Book your unforgettable fishing experience today!

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Family Friendly
Fishing Guide

At Hammerhead Guide Service, we believe that fishing is more than just a sport—it's a bonding experience. Our charters are designed with families in mind, ensuring safety, fun, and a learning experience for all ages. Whether it's your child's first catch or a family day out in the waters, we promise memories that will last a lifetime.


Garibaldi Marina Grocery Run Adventure with Jason

Columbia River
Salmon Mastery
with Jason

Spring Chinook Pursuit on Willamette with Jason Rice


Over 45+ positive reviews and counting.

"Great time out of Garibaldi this Memorial weekend. Limited out on rockfish in a couple hours! Snaged up a few good sized dungies as well. Jason turned a not so nice day into a great fishing trip! We'll be back soon. Thank you!"

Kyle Ellsworth five stars

"Jason manages details and expectations so well no matter if you are experienced or a beginner! Great experience for me and my friends on a girls retreat!"

Laurie Vizzini five stars

"Fishing with Jason is a great experience. He knows the waters well and always works hard to get you whatever you are fishing for."

Matthew Beeman five stars

"Jason is a great, unassuming guide, as well as a really enjoyable, generous, flexible guy. We've been out a number of times on various rivers with different pals, and he's tolerated us all while getting us into all the right holes and onto some excellent fish. This included days when others weren't catchin' em and we we were... You're guaranteed to receive his best effort and robust enthusiasm, no matter the conditions."

Jeff Joslin five stars

"Been out with Jason and staff many times over the last several years. The guy is a class act with a great attitude and highly educated on all the fisheries he fishes. Whether steelhead, salmon (river or ocean) lings/rock fish or sturgeon, you’ll have a great time on a clean boat!"

Bryan Rivers five stars

"Every trip out with Jason my family and I have a great time catching fish. From spring chinook to winter steelhead. Sometimes we get the added bonus of his son Charlie who is such a fun kid and is a damn good fisherman himself. I recommend Hammerhead guide service to all my friends and family."

Chris Sattler five stars

"Highly (quietly) recommend this duo for a fishing trip filled with laughs and memories to last a lifetime! Thank you Jason (and Charlie) for your dedication, professionalism and all around great times on the coast!!"

Dustin Settle five stars

"We met Jason and his son Charlie today for a fishing trip on the Columbia River in Oregon. Two of the nicest people you will ever run into. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. And we did catch fish. Hope to see you again in the future captain Jason. You to Charlie. Dave and Linda."

Linda Trautman five stars

"Jason and his son Charlie set the standard for what you should expect from a guide service. They bring the “family atmosphere” along with their extensive knowledge of fishing this area and all together it made for quite an awesome trip... Definitely exceeded the expectations and we will hopefully be going out with them again in the future."

Justin Maly five stars

"We go with Jason at Hammerhead Charters and no guide does it better. We limited out with 8 spring chinook and a dozen Dungeness crab. Professional service. Amazeballs!"

Christopher Beeman five stars

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