GUIDED SALMON AND STEELHEAD FISHING TRIPS
- WASHINGTON STATE -
Welcome to Black Star Fishing Co. - a guide service focused on salmon and steelhead fishing on the greatest rivers in the Northwest. Come spend a day on the river using top-of-the-line gear, aboard a comfortable boat being led by a friendly, knowledgeable guide who will ensure a great day of fishing.
Washington State is home to some of the most productive rivers in the world, but these are a few of my all-time favorites....
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In addition to the rivers listed above, I fish several other rivers based on the season and conditions
-Skagit, Sauk, Skykomish and Central/North Puget Sound
-Columbia River tributaries in SW Washington
-Lewis, Kalama, Cowlitz rivers
-Queets river, Central coast and Grays Harbor areas
-Wynoochee, Humptulips rivers and more
While the season may favor certain rivers, the experience is all about you. What’s your perfect day of fishing look like? Have a certain species you’re after? Want to explore an area you’ve never seen? Book a trip today to begin planning your ultimate adventure with Black Star Fishing Co.
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2013 WOOLDRIDGE ALASKAN XL JET BOAT
21’, SEATS 5-6
ACCESSORIES: WASH-DOWN SYSTEM, HOT WATER SINK, BILGE PUMP, FRESH WATER FISH BOX, 4 POWERED ‘SCOTTY’ DOWNRIGGER MOUNTS, INTERIOR LIGHTS, LINE-X FLOORS & MORE
The black and red color scheme was inspired by one of my all-time favorite albums, Black Sabbath’s ‘We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll.’ This boat is great for bigger rivers and side-drifting for salmon and steelhead.
2018 PAVATI WARRIOR DRIFT BOAT
17’, SEATS 4
ACCESSORIES: CUSTOM MODULAR SEATING, 3 EASY ACCESS DOORS, WASH-DOWN SYSTEM, BILGE PUMP, PIZZA OVEN, INTERIOR LIGHTS, DUAL HEATER SYSTEM, IN-FLOOR FISH BOX & MORE
This boat is great for smaller, shallow rivers and is the most passenger-friendly drift boat on the market.
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I grew up fishing on the Skagit & Sammish rivers with my dad and brothers and developed my love of river fishing. When I bought my first drift boat in 2004, my interest intensified and I've been honing my skills ever since. I left my 20 year career in trucking to officially become a guide in 2017 and it's been the best decision I've ever made.
As a fishing guide, I strive to leave every river exactly as I found it (or better). I also like to stay current on the latest ethical practices like getting away from lead-based tackle and using motors with lower emissions. Every little bit helps.
When I'm not on the river, you can find me hanging with my wife and 3-year-old daughter, jogging, scooping dog poop in the backyard (ha), or playing guitar in the basement.
-Olympic National Park Commercial Use Permit 2021
-State of Washington Food and Game Fishing Guide License 2021
-US Coast Guard OUPV 6-Pack Captains License 2021
- American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED/Pediatric CPR certification 2021
- Wilderness First Aid certification 2021
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I caught my first elusive Steelhead on a fishing trip with Captain Evan. What a fun, relaxing and educational experience. From the moment I came aboard “Black Slabbath”, the experience was first class. I would recommend a guided trip with Black Star Fishing Co. to anyone needing the ultimate NW fishing fix.
I had the distinct pleasure of a trip down the Cowlitz with Evan. The fish we caught, the expert navigation and knowledge of the river were all secondary only to the laughs and good times had by all on board. I would gladly recommend Black Star and Captain Evan to anyone looking to catch beautiful fish, gain knowledge and have a blast doing it.
Booking a guided trip with Black Star Fishing Co. is easy. Just review the calendar below, fill out the form and I’ll get in touch with you to discuss details and fully customize your experience.
2021 PRICING FOR SINGLE DAY TRIPS, PRIVATE BOAT:
$225/PERSON, MINIMUM 2
SINGLE-PERSON TRIPS AVAILABLE,
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Please note, all availability is subject to change. See a date you'd like that shows no availability? Contact me to double-check. Thanks!