Testimonials

Here are just a short selection of testimonials I’ve received from satisfied customers for my salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing guide service:

Ben- Thank you for all of your help today. My wife and I had a great time. We really appreciated all of your help. Im not sure how you can run the boat, retie all those rig ups, keep us baited up all day and put us on the fish but you sure did a great job! We are so excited to have everyone over and BBQ the fresh steelhead.
Hey Ben, Just wanted to thank you again for taking me and Billy out yesterday, had an absolutely awesome time and can’t thank you enough! Will definitely be hitting you up every time I’m looking to catch fish! Thanks again.
Hey Ben my brother and I just wanted to thank you again for the great Sturgeon fishing last week. We were both completely worn out after catching all of those dinosaurs. I never imagined catching 30+ fish from 2ft-9ft in one days fishing! Before we came out fishing I looked at pictures all over the internet and saw the big sturgeon but until I caught one and saw it up close and personal I didn’t realize how big they actually are. WOW!!! We have recommended you to several friends and will be coming back for sure!
I wanted to thank you for taking your time with us as we were all novice fisherman. By the end of the first hour I felt like I actually knew what I was doing. I was casting and drifting like I needed and WHAM fish on. I hooked and landed a nice bright steelhead about 12lbs. We were talking on our ride back to the hotel about booking our next trip! Our expectations were definetly met and those steelhead were sure tasty. We have already sent business your way and will continue to. Thanks.
Ben-I wasn’t sure about setting up a trip online just because you never know who you are signing up with or what you are getting, but let me tell you I am super happy that I found you! My family and I have fished the great lakes for salmon and had good success but nothing like the fishing we had in Astoria. I lost count after hooking 20+ salmon, two of them almost 30lbs! I highly recommend Ben Parkers Guide Service to anyone looking for a family friendly, professional fishing guide. Thank you from all of us and we will see you again.
Ben I wanted to say thanks again for another great fishing trip. As you know I have fished with many guides around this area and you are by far the best. These other guides sit in the same spot and use the “Go with what you know” technique but I like how you move around and change it up to put fish in the boat. Keep up the good work and I will see you soon.
Ben I want to thank you for trying so hard on our trip on Monday. It looked as if it was going to be a slow day of fishing until you moved away from all of the other boats and found the fish. It was impressive, almost like you had those salmon picked out just for us. I highly recommend your service and wanted to let you know we appreciate you working so hard to find the fish. Thanks again.
Hey Ben I wanted to thank you for getting my clients and I out on such short notice. The fishing was great, my clients were super impressed and the Cowlitz river was beautiful. I have clients flying into town all of the time and I am always looking for a way to show them a good time. I will be calling you in the next couple weeks to set up my next trip. Thanks for being professional and putting us on the fish. See you soon!!
I want to thank you for the great fishing trip to Astoria. I have been to Alaska many times and have never had a day that good. I didn’t realize the fishing in Oregon was that good. Not only did we limit out on king salmon and Coho salmon but I caught the biggest salmon of my life (33lbs). Thanks again and we will definetly come fishing with you next year when we come up to Oregon.
Hey Ben, I wanted to thank you for the Clackamas and Cowlitz river fishing trips you took us on. Both trips were a lot of fun, I learned a great deal from you and got to catch some nice fish. I got my first steelhead with you! I look forward to the buoy 10 trip in August we have booked. You’re a good guide, I enjoy the trips we take and have recommended you several times to folks looking to go catch fish and have fun. All the best.
My friends and I have been fishing with Ben Parker many times, we always have fun and we almost always catch our limit. Ben has a work ethic that makes him try everything for his customer, he never gives up. Ben is a little quite but he is always thinking where to fish next. I am proud to recommend Ben to my friends and family because he always gives his best.
Not having a boat, I don’t get to do as much salmon and steelhead fishing as some. So when I go it’s Ben Parker I go with. It doesn’t seem to matter which month of the year or what river. He knows what the fish are biting and where to fish From Astoria to Bonneville Dam, up the Willamette or on the Lewis and Cowlitz in Washington he does the best job of any of the guides I have been with. We won first place in the tournament and all of us won new fishing poles and line counter reels along with a real nice trophy.

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