Anvil Outdoors Guide Service
Anvil Outdoors Guide Service

Anvil Outdoors Guide Service

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Introduction: I guide the Columbia River for the prized Spring and Fall Chinook. You won't see me give up during a tough bite. I work extremely hard to get keep my clients on the fish. I am not afraid to share my secrets and best practices. I love to talk fishing! I use only the best equipment and bait. I have a top of the line boat, comfortable armchair seating, bathroom and blue tooth music on board. Come Join Me! Being outdoors, meeting new people, teaching people my craft and getting people on the fish. Getting someone hooked up with their first salmon is the best.

Serves Washougal, WA

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9 years in business

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Bethany P.

What a great fishing trip, my husband and I had so fun! We highly recommend booking a trip with Joel's Anvil Outdoor Guide Services.
May 11, 2015
Lindsey M.

Great first time experience! This guy knows his stuff! Highly recommend Joel, if you're looking to do a guided fishing trip!
May 13, 2015
Chuck B.

Although it wasn't my lucky day fishing, I did hook two fish! One shook loose and a sea lion stole the other. It was a great time and I can't wait to go again! A first class experience!
May 19, 2015
Rocky T.

Hi! Rocky Thompson here, We spent 2 days with Joel on merwin res. Chasing kokanee and Joel worked hard and long to not only put us on fish but show us a great time as well! One of the best guides I have ever fished with and you could not ask for a better guy to spend a day on the water with! I highly recommend anyone looking for a great, fun experience out on the water to look up Joel Henley of Anvil Outdoors Guide Service! You wont be disappointed!! Rocky Thompson, Lunker Junkies TV!!
May 19, 2015
Curtiss M.

I have been out twice salmon fishing with Joel Henley. One time we were fishing the mouth of the columbia and wow was it great fishing we caught some kings, silvers, and I even reeled in a steelhead it was a blast. I have also been fishing with him up river near the Tri Cities that was the best time my girlfriend and I both reeled in a 26-29pounders. Both experiences have been great fun and I would definitely go again. Joel knows what he is doing and is very friendly and professional. Thank You Joel Henley, Curtiss Moses
Jun 4, 2015
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Joel Henley


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

    Fall Chinook / Coho Astoria, OR - $225 Fall Chinook Lower Columbia River - $225 Winter Catch N' Release Sturgeon - $195 Spring Chinook - $195 Kokanee / Trout - $195

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

    Patience, not assuming they know what I am talking about. Show them and then teach them. Teach by example. Slow and deliberate. Calm temperament. Repetition is key. Smile and enjoy the day on the water.

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

    Constantly watching fish counts, run reports, run projections, licensing changes, rule changes. Season closure updates. Networking with other guides and fisherman on where the fish are any given week and the best tactics for the time. Checking weather, wind and creel reports. Keeping track of the tides to best fish that day.

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