Guide Service


Fishing the North Coast Guide Service offers year-round guided sport fishing trips on the Eel, Smith, Van Duzen, Trinity and Klamath Rivers.  FTNC specializes in fishing trips for king salmon and steelhead. I book all of my trips during the peak periods of each fish run to ensure my clients have the best opportunity to catch fish.

I have been fishing Northern California waters for more than 40 years. Fishing has been my passion since childhood and it has grown every year since relocating to Humboldt County in 2003. In addition to river fishing, I have spent many hours on ocean waters. I have ocean boat experience handling from Fort Bragg to Crescent City.  I am licensed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and I’m bonded and insured. I also have United States Coast Guard (USCG) certified Merchant Mariner Credential.

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I am eager to provide instruction to my inexperienced clients in an effort to help them become better anglers. For my more experienced clients, I focus on putting fish in the boat and helping you enhance your angling skills and techniques. I love being on the water and will always give you 100% effort. I can ensure you will have a great time on the river and can help you with your stay here on the North Coast. Just ask me about lodging and some of the attractions Humboldt County has to offer.