Ben Parker is an experienced fishing guide with over 35 years experience of salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing.
"Birthday Boy's Day Out"
I can't thank Ben Parker enough for the fun and successful fishing trip my husband and five of his family and friends enjoyed on my husband's birthday. The guys are still talking about their "Boys Day Out" and how much fun they had, especially when they were able to BBQ the salmon they caught that afternoon. It was delicious! I'm sure the sea lions wish they would have caught those. I was surprised that the men brought the fish home already cleaned and filleted (Thank you!). I highly recommend Ben Parker for his professionalism, comfortable boat, top of the line gear and relaxed atmosphere. He was a pleasure to deal with.
Check this one off my Bucket List
As I get closer to the 60th anniversary of my birth I realized there are lots of things I still want to experience, catching a Salmon was one. I will right a detailed trip report soon, but I could not wait to write about our fishing trip with Ben. I started calling Ben about two months ago and since I'm not big On surprises, my calls might have boarded on the , "this guy is a pain". Yet Ben was always available to answer my questions. He answered all my inquiries and when I wanted to make changes to the trip he just said' it's your trip, we'll do whatever you want. Due to the fires in Oregon, we met Ben at 7:00 am at the Chinook Marina in Troutdale right out of Portland. We stayed at the Extended Stay hotel which was about 10 minutes from the Marina. Glen was a total pro, we caught two nice Salmon which weighed out to about 20 pounds of Filets. Ben cleaned the fish when we got back to the dock. Was it cold Yes but it was the highlight of our 10 day trip! If catching Salmon, chinook or some other native variety on The Columbia River, don't hesitate to call Ben Parker. Ben will give you all the info you need. Don't forget your drinks, snacks or lunch and a rain poncho or raincoat! Thanks Ben for a memory of a lifetime!!!
Excellent day Chinook fishing. I limited out! Ben knows the river and works hard for his clients. His boat and gear are top notch.
Perfect day on the Columbia
We didn't have high hopes given the time of year we were going, but Ben got a killer spot at 4:00 am for us and it resulted in us landing 10 fish and keeping 7 on a day when fish and game said we had the first fish they checked! Two huge kings and a handful of steelhead will have us eating good for the next week. Worth every penny and more; Ben keeps all the lines in the water as fast as you can imagine. Will be repeating this trip each summer.
Great day Fishing
My 9 year old son and I went out on Ben’s boat. Ben put us on some big King Salmon on the Columbia River. He knew of a couple of good fishing spots which enabled us to catch fish while anglers around us came up empty. He was a very nice guy and he did great job of talking with my son, probably because he has a 10 year old daughter of his own. He cleaned and filleted the fish for us to take home. Our trip with Ben was the highlight of our vacation