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Justin Smeja
"I've fished with Paul several times. Almost always quick limits. Huge comfy boat and he puts you on fish."

Chris Harris
"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!"

Miranda Gilchrist
"Paul 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!"

Roger Renne
"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."

Jeff Smith
"Paul works hard to put you on fish and to keep you safe! Have been three times and caught a ton of sturgeon."

Henry Ganno
"Great 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."
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Bill Williams  

"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 you again."
  -  Brian Fredrick

Kurt Meyer
"Hardest working guide on the Columbia, and the best of the oversize guides. If you want to land a big sturgeon book with Paul."

Kurt Fralick
"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 memories!"

Joe Taylor
"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 spe
cies 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."

Moore Reels
"Paul is a great guide and a great teacher and he got me my first Columbia river springer!"

Amber Taylor
"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 experience."

Jack Evans
"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!!" 
  -  Brandon Roberts

    "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.
Thanks again
  -  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 guides.
YOU GUYS ROCK!!! "
  -  Dusty Prill  -  Woods Cross, Utah

 
 
 
 

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