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Shad Fishing in Oregon

Shad Fishing
in Oregon

Experience the exhilaration of shad fishing, where every catch promises a fight and a memory to cherish.


The Shad
Fishing Experience

Shad fishing is a captivating experience, especially for those who love the thrill of a good fight. These fish, known for their tenacity and strength, offer anglers a chance to truly test their skills. With Hammerhead Guide Service, you'll be fishing in the Oregon City area, close to the iconic Willamette Falls. The migration season, typically in late spring, sees a surge in shad activity, making it the perfect time for both seasoned anglers and beginners to indulge in this fishing adventure. It's an excellent option for families, kids, and anyone looking to catch a lot of fish in a short span.

Shad and Sturgeon:
A Perfect Pair

Why limit yourself to just one type of fishing when you can experience two? At Hammerhead Guide Service, we offer a unique combo trip where you can enjoy shad fishing and then switch to catch and release sturgeon fishing. It's a day filled with diverse fishing experiences, ensuring you get the best of both worlds. Whether you're looking to introduce your kids to fishing or planning a day out with friends, this combo trip promises double the fun and excitement.

Boat Information


  • Comfortably accommodates up to six anglers, ensuring everyone has ample space for a great fishing experience.
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art GPS and sonar systems to locate prime fishing spots.
  • Fitted with life jackets, first aid kits, and emergency communication devices to ensure a safe trip.
  • Plenty of space for all your gear, personal items, and, most importantly, your catch of the day!


  • Top-Quality Rods & Reels
  • Advanced Electronics
  • Professional Net & Release Tools
  • Weather-Resistant Gear Storage

What to Bring

  • Proper fishing license Get your license here
    or Reach out for help
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (Loaner sets available upon request)
  • Waterproof boots or shoes
  • Sunscreen and hat for sunny days
  • Snacks and beverages
  • A cooler to take home your catch
  • Personal medications or necessitiess
  • A camera to capture the memories!