fished with Paul several times. Almost always quick limits.
Huge comfy boat and he puts you on fish."
"Fishing with Paul is
nothing short of awesome. If you want to catch fish, laugh,
and have a great time book a trip today!!!"
Helen Kline Vajgert
"Paul is a great guide. He
really knows his stuff. He helped this beginner catch a 22lb
King on my first trip with him! Many sturgeon were to
follow. Can't wait for my next trip!"
is a fun guy and we caught our limit of King Salmon. He is
very knowledgeable, had excellent bait and tackle, and we had
a great time!"
"Paul Ambrose is an excellent fishing guide. I have fished
in his boat about a dozen times for springers, fall chinook,
and steelhead on the Columbia river. He works hard for fish,
knows the holes to fish and how to fish them, has good
tackle and bait, and gives maximum effort to book up with
fish. Definitely a quality trip every time."
"Paul works hard to put you
on fish and to keep you safe! Have been three times and
caught a ton of sturgeon."
guide works hard to put you on to fish looking forward to
fishing with him on the 11th of January ."
"WOW! SUPERIOR GUIDE!!! Went out with Paul
yesterday for my first sturgeon trip. Ran up the river a few
miles which, with the cold weather, felt like a triple dose
of the worst ice cream headache ever...I don't know how you
do that Paul. He stands in the back of the sled, faces the
wind and motors up to the spot.. no biggy right? we launched
at 29degrees and probably motored into the wind at 20+
mph.... I don't know the wind-chill calculation but I've
eaten ice cream real fast before and had a huge pain on my
forehead...this was worse...and he just braves through it
like its another day at the office....you're one tough
dude!!! (and he only wore a tank top...just kidding )Got to
the spot and within 5 minutes we're getting hit...then
another...then another.....I think we had a 15 (maybe)
minute spell without a hit. basically non-stop action.
Unfortunately the weather and I'm talking Westport bar
weather came at us fast and soon we were realizing 6-8 foot
swells with white caps (no $hi#)and 20+wind gusts... we
headed back to the shoreline and then to the dock to wait it
out.....didn't happen and the trip was cut short because the
weather kept getting worse and Paul's professional attitude
for safety was right on. Damn it got nasty out there! by
1100 we had two keepers in the boat at 39.5 and 40 inches
respectively....a dozen that were close but no cigar and
another 8 or more that were just plain 1-2 foot shakers and
a few that were more clever than the guy setting the hook
wink: We counted three "doubles for the 4 of us during
the trip. just saying....this guy is good. he lets my boy
learn how to bait it up and cast it out resulting in an
almost keeper....lets you set the hook or he'll set it for
ya and just makes the whole trip one of the best fishing
experiences I've ever had......we were:... "Hey look at
those guys!.....THOSE guys have ANOTHER ONE on! and the
ultimate....wish I was in THEIR boat" Pretty good feeling.
Ya know when it's "hot" like that, you'd think that everyone
was hooking up...I know that there were at least 6 other
guides out there plus several privately owned....we were the
only ones that brought in fish...."
- Bob in Edgewood, WA
"Iíve traveled 650 miles to fish with Paul Ambrose of
Great NW Rivers Guide Service for 3 years now and we have
yet to get skunked, he has always put me on fish. Iíll be
booking trips with him for a lot more then the next 3 years
that much is for sure. He is constantly fishing and always
knows where the fish are. We always catch tons of fish and
have a good time. If there is one thing this guy knows, itís
how to catch sturgeon. He speaks their language and thatís
an understatement. Feel free to email me and ask me any
questions you may have about the times Iíve booked trips
with Great NW Rivers Guide Service. Bottom line is this guy
will put you on fish."
- Justin Smeja
"Hi I just want to let everybody out there know that I
have been going out fishing with Paul for the last two years
and have to say that I feel you couldnít find a better guide
if you tried. He put me on to my first Steelhead, Salmon,
and Sturgeon and I have to say that I am hooked. I have
been out with him close to 100 times in the past two years
and can only remember four times that someone on the boat
didnít get a keeper. This guy knows how to fish and where
they are. I am looking forward to going out fishing with him
for many more years."
"Fishing with Paul of Great Northwest Rivers Guide
Service is an experience that you will remember for a
lifetime. We fished oversized sturgeon with him and he
guaranteed weíd hook into one. Not many guides will offer a
guarantee like that unless they know where the fish are. And
Paul knows exactly where they are! We hooked into our
first oversized Sturgeon not more than 10 minutes after the
first rod was in the water. Paul continued to keep us on
fish all day. He has a passion for fishing that really shows
and he loves to teach others about the sport he loves so
much. I will without a doubt be fishing with Paul at Great
Northwest Rivers Guide Service for many years to come."
- Josh Courtney
"Paul, I had the best 2 days of fishing in my life.
My arms hurt just thinking about those monster sturgeon we
kept hooking. I just booked another trip with you in June
with my co-workers and I canít wait to get back on the
water. Your experience and knowledge of the river and where
to catch the fish paid off. Looking forward to fishing with
- Brian Fredrick
"Hardest working guide on the Columbia, and the best of the
oversize guides. If you want to land a big sturgeon book with
"I have a great time every
time I fish with Paul, and we catch fish! I've fished
steelhead and springers several times with him and am
looking forward to more trips. Thanks for all the great
"I have been fishing with
Paul multiple times for Sturgeon, Chinook and Steelhead...
and every time I do so, it leaves me wanting more. Paul
knows the river and it's surroundings like the back if his
hand... as well as the different fish species
he offers trips for. He is extremely personable and creates
a very good friend oriented atmosphere, which never
disappoints. I highly recommend his guide service to anyone
looking to catch all fish varieties as well as having a
great time aboard his boat. Thank you for the hard work and
dedication you put into your business and craft. It shows
and not only teaches us proper fishing techniques an tricks
of the trade... but keeps us coming back for more. In the
end... that's what truly matters, the experience."
"Paul is a great guide and
a great teacher and he got me my first Columbia river
"Paul is an awesome fishing
guide. I've fished with him over 100 times and whether it's
sturgeon, salmon, or steelhead, he consistently out fishes
other boats. I've never seen someone work so hard to get
fish for everyone on the boat and his passion and excitement
for the bite makes fishing with him entertaining and fun. I
would recommend him to anyone looking for a great fishing
"Check him out, best guide
on the Columbia river."
"If anyone wants to have an amazing fishing trip, you
need to book a trip with Paul Ambrose. My first trip with
Paul in July of this year was for steelhead. We fished on
the Columbia by Beacon Rock. The trip began at 5:45 am and
by 6:15 am my pole was slammed down to the water and I
didnít even need to set the hook. As I was reeling the fish
in I commented to Paul that this had to be a salmon about 25
lbs. After we netted the fish , it was a King weighing about
25 lbs. A hell of a way to start the day. We caught
approximately 20 steelhead but most of them were native and
had to be released. After several trips with Paul for
steelhead which were always successful, I decided to try my
luck with Sturgeon fishing. In Sept. we went out on the
Columbia again. There were 6 members of my family on board.
Fishing was really hot that day. Each of us were able to
reel in at least 3 Sturgeon apiece most of which were
shakers. We wound up with a 1 keeper. Paul knows where
the fish are, keeps on top of all regulations, knows the
right baits to use, and treats his clients well. Even if
it is only catch and release, you are bound to have a great
time fishing with Paul."
- Pat Delio
"When I go out fishing for Fall Chinook again, Iíll
definitely be in touch with Paul. His boat is set up
great, heís well prepared, courteous to other boaters, knows
where the fish are, and most importantly down to earth and
easy to work with. While out, we landed 3 chinook and
both my father-in-law and I had a lot of fun. I will be
recommending him to my friends. If you want a good time,
give him a chance. You wonít be disappointed."
- Brent Finkbeiner
"I have fished with Paul 5-6 times now! He
definitely knows what he is doing on the river. Every
time I go out with him I learn new stuff! He is dedicated to
making sure you catch fish. If it takes morning til night
and your willing to sit out there, he will do it! I will be
fishing with Paul a lot more in the near future! I would
recommend him over any guide on the river!!"
"Going out with Great Northwest Rivers Guide Service
is some of the best experiences fishing I have had on the
river. I have caught to many fish to count! Sturgeon was
probably the most fun I had with Paul. Paul has the ability
to put you on Sturgeon! Weather you want to catch an
oversize or a keeper! Paul knows where these fish are in
the river and consistently catches them! If I were you I
would get out with him as soon as possible!"
- Bobby Boltz
"Hi Paul, Iím glad I have had the chance of going on
a guided sturgeon fishing trip with you on the Columbia
River. Without a doubt is was the best fishing trip I have
been on. I was able to seat back relax and fish. During my
trip I ended up hooking and landing my first sturgeon ever,
which was awesome! The fish measured out to 54 inches, it
was HUGE! One of the things I will always remember about the
trip was the outstanding service! You treated everyone on
the boat that day just amazing.
- Paul,"Brandon Evenson
"This Sturgeon trip has got to top my list of the
one of the coolest things Iíve done. Paul told me his
depth finder and fish finder were broken but I had faith in
him to put us on some fish and OH MY GOD!!! He did just
that. Within 5 hours the 4 people in our group had caught
over 50 Sturgeon and to my surprise I hooked an oversize of
at least 400 pounds That was one of the coolest things
to see jumping out of the water. Paul and his deck hand Dan
were very cool guys and treated us very well. We will be
booking more trips in the near future with Great NW River
YOU GUYS ROCK!!! "
- Dusty Prill - Woods Cross, Utah