Est. 2000 – We’re absolutely driven to make your fishing trip great!
19 years of providing fishing trips of the highest quality.

Lacey DeWeert

Lacey's prowess at putting fish in the boat while having a good time, is nothing short of amazing! Salmon & sturgeon on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers fear her and speak her name in hushed tones because they know of her incredible ability to find and catch them!

"I work hard so I can play hard! When there are fish to be caught you're going to find me on the water!"

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Kevin Newell

2019 marks the 19th year since Kevin started guiding on the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. "I started guiding when I was 24 years old, fairly young by most standards, but now that I'm 43, I'm truly glad that I started at such at young age and didn't wait … so many things have changed over the years and I'm glad I was able to participate in these changes and not sit idly by waiting to make my big move into the professional guiding arena."

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Oregon Tuna Charters

Catch Albacore Tuna onboard the Liberty Gun!

Oregon tuna fishing is some of the best in the world and provides an adrenaline rush like no other. We have the best of the best in equipment and electronics on this amazing vessel! Live bait, light tackle and we spare no expense to get you on the tuna!

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Chinook and Coho Salmon fishing on the ocean and in the Columbia River.

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Columbia River Sturgeon fishing is as exciting and active as it gets! We pride ourselves on a high catch rate of large hard fighting sturgeon. Our strugeon averag four to eight feet in length with some up to ten or more feet long. Hooking one of these monsters and seeing it jump multiple times is something you will never forget!

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Oregon Coast Pacific Halibut fishing! Enjoy catching some of the best eating fish on the planet!

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Bottom Fishing Trips

Bottom fishing for Ling Cod, Sea Bass, Rock Cod, Cabezon and a variety of other species provides an active fun way to load up on fish for the fish fry!

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EST.Total Fisherman Philosophy2000

We believe that:

  • Spending your life doing something you love is the secret to happiness.
  • Attention to detail and being absolutely driven, catches fish and creates success.
  • A focused effort catches more fish and bigger fish. Just going through the motions is for other people.
  • Spending extra time and effort toward making your day successful is important and makes a difference.
  • We believe that cutting corners on expenses and effort isn't something you do, even if nobody else will know.
  • We believe we should expect the most from every day on the water and hold ourselves to a higher standard.
  • We should give back as much and as often as we possibly can.
  • It's our job to act as stewards of the resource and as consummate professionals who know that our actions speak louder then words.

Giving 100% every day is the norm, because Buoy 10 or Estuary sturgeon or whatever season we happen to be in only comes around once a year, and in a few weeks it will be over. Let's be realistic ... every one of us has to have a last day on the water. We never know when that day will come, so we are absolutely going to make every day our best day.

We don't have gimmicks like "Fish Catch Guarantees". We won't tell you that we're catching 50 pound salmon every week, or tell you the fishing is red hot when it's not, or any of the other assorted things that guides tell prospective clients to get them on their boats. We're honest and we have integrity.

We provide high quality fishing trips at the median price for guides in the NW. We could charge more or we could charge less, but we don't want you to come fishing with us because your decision is based on price. We want you to come fishing with us because you think we run a first class operation, that we are going to treat you well, and because we catch fish.

We're not the Dollar Store of fishing guides and we certainly aren't the Four Seasons. Our pricing is middle of the road. We believe in charging enough so that we can use high quality equipment, maintain this equipment, and not have to cut corners. We also believe that charging the average price will hopefully allow you to come back more often.

We really take fishing seriously, it's our passion and we certainly want to catch fish just as much as you do; that's why we go during the best times to the best locations and spend extra time, effort, and money to make your trip the best that it can be. We want you to have a successful trip so you come back fishing with us, we also want to be successful so we maintain our reputation as top notch guides.

We take a lot of pride in our fish catching ability and we do everything in our power to put fish in the box, while at the same time having fun, and keeping you safe.

Our approach to life and to fishing isn't standard, and it would certainly be "easier" for us if we weren't worried about these things, but the easy route and the safe bet aren't what we're after. We care about you and we care about your experience on our boats.

We believe our customers, peers and fellow fishermen know that we hold this philosophy close to our hearts and that they know we are out there every day living it. We believe it's important to not let them down.

Kevin, Lacey, Chris & the whole Total Fisherman crew!

Kevin Newell & Lacey DeWeert - Team Total Fisherman