Rather B Fishing Guide Service LLC
Rather B Fishing Guide Service LLC

Rather B Fishing Guide Service LLC

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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It’s free, with no obligation to book


Hired 2 times

Serves Salem, OR

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1 employee

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, professionalism, and punctuality.


3 reviews


Scott S.

Joe Terleski's knowledge and confidence on the water says it all. He is focused on providing an incredible trip for his clients no matter what the skill set. Fly fishing, lures, back-bouncing, trolling, Joe does it all with years of experience and passion for the sport. Based on many years of fishing with Joe I can say he is one of the most skilled guides you can find. I highly recommend Rather B Fishing Guide Service as one of the top guide services in the area.
Jun 6, 2017
Mike J.

Honesty and Integrity is the first thing that we all value and look for when we do business with anyone. Joe Terleski is a man of character, who can be trusted and counted upon to keep his word in all matters. If you add this with the fact that he is truly a fishing master, and has spent his entire life in the pacific northwest haunting every species and section of water around, you have found the bargain of a century in his guide service. Trust me, he has made me a better fisherman, and the joy Joe has in helping people improve and find success is his passion. Sincerely, Mike Johnson
Jun 1, 2017
Melissa S.

Fishing Trip Guide Services

Sep 20, 2017

License Type: Outfitter/Guide (OR)

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Joe Terleski


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Drift boat trips are $225 a day for 1 person and $175 each for 2. Jet sled trips are $225 a day for 1 person and $175 each for 2-4* Crabbing trips are $200 a day for 1 person and $150 each for 2-3. Catch and release sturgeon or shad fishing (you can keep the shad) $150 per person. *4 people depend on the species and area fished. A $50 deposite is required to book a date. It's refundable if you cancel at least 72 hours prior the date of the trip.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It's always good to talk on the phone about what the customer wants to fish for and how or where they want to fish. If they don't know the answers to these questions I am happy to discuss options that will meet their expectations for a great day fishing.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've fished in the Pacific NW for over 50 years. I mainly target steelhead, salmon, trout, sturgeon, shad and crab. I spent over 30 years in public service as a firefighter/paramedic and retired as Captain of a fire engine company. I was also on the water rescue team and a rescue boat operator. I have hundreds if not thousands of hours of on the water training both as a trainee and instructor. Between that training and all the hours spent in my personal boats you can be sure I have a great deal of experience and safety is one of my primary considerations. I am also CPR/first aid certified and USCG licensed.

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