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Each year, hundreds of people fish with Capt. Andy Martin in Alaska, on the Chetco, Rogue, Coquille, Elk and Sixes rivers in Oregon, and Smith and Klamath rivers in California. Many of those people are return customers. They come back year after year, not only because of the great catches they’ve enjoyed, but the overall quality of their trip. Andy has a reputation of being an extremely hard-working, soft-spoken, easy going guide. Never one to yell or scold customers, making sure customers are having a good time is Andy’s priority. He gives a full effort in putting customers on fish and using techniques most likely to catch them, while also passing the knowledge on to his customers.

Here are just a few of the comments from recent customers of Andy Martin and Wild Rivers Fishing.

"Andy, Thanks for the great trip. We are still eating salmon!"
- Wesley Lee, Sacramento, Calif.
Chetco River, November 2010

"Thank you Andy. What a great day! You are the hardest working guide I have ever enjoyed fishing with.
The very best. See you again!"

- Dan Eye, California
Chetco River, January 2012

"Andy, the drift boat trip down the Chetco River was a blast. Your affable personality and patience go well with your fishing guide profession. The scenery was beautiful, and the fishing a blast. I hope to enlist your services again. Thank you for all the effort you put forth to make our day memorable!"
- Jeff Chambers, Sacramento, Calif.
Chetco River, February 2012

"Andy we are celebrating our 1st anniversary of having been to Alaska to fish for the halibut and silvers. You were very instrumental in having us enjoy an unforgetable experience. You were superb and we had the trip of our lifetime."
- Walter Block, Michigan
Alaska, 2008

"Thanks for the great memories you gave me and my son. We had a blast."
- John and Tyler Curry, Reno, Nevada
Smith River, October 2011

"Andy, Pat and I want to thank you for the wonderful fishing trip on the Klamath. We really enjoyed ourselves and enjoyed meeting you. Thanks again!"
- Ron Boyd, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Klamath River, October 2010

"Thanks for a great day of fishing and making sure Kris got her first steelhead. We had a great time and hope to fish with you again sometime soon."
- Ed Galazzo, Bend, Ore.
Chetco River, February 2012

"Andy, Thanks! Great trip, good company, and a terrific experience. Cannot wait to come back for a chrome steelhead! See you next time."
- Joe Kephart, Hermiston, Oregon
Rogue River, September 2011

"Andy, Thanks for being such a enjoyable person to spend time with and the fishing wasn't bad either!"
- Rich and Johnny Ariza, Fairfield, California
Chetco River, November 2010

"Just a quick note to say thank you again for the great fishing trips we had with you. I know you worked hard and we both appreciated it. Can't wait till we get together on the Smith next month."
- Paul and Karen Pagel, Sunnyvale, California
Klamath River, September 2010

"Andy, we sure had a blast with you this year in Alaska, that was the best fishing we have ever had on the ocean."
- Norm Plott and family, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Alaska, July 2010

"Andy, we had a great time and we got some nice fish. Thanks again."
- Dennis Chambers, Tulelake, California
Chetco River, January 2012

In Alaska, Andy earned a reputation as one of the state’s best trophy halibut captains. His customers have landed halibut topping 400 pounds, with several fish between 350 and 380 pounds, and countless halibut between 100 and 200 pounds. Andy also was one of the most successful ocean salmon skippers, often limiting his customers out on kings well before the other charter boats.

A prolific outdoor writer, Andy regularly contributes to Western Outdoor News, Saltwater Sportsman, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Game & Fish, ESPN Outdoors, Oregon Hunter and Fish Alaska Magazine. He also tests products for major tackle manufacturers and serves on the pro and field staffs for Yakima Bait Co., Alumaweld Boats and Pautzke Bait Co. He also works closely with G.Loomis and Shimano.

Andy provides his customers with quality equipment, safe and comfortable boats and the ultimate fishing adventure on America’s Wild Rivers Coast.

When he isn’t fishing, Andy enjoys writing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family, and is an avid college football fan. He is a popular speaker at Northwest sports and outdoor shows.

Call Captain Andy Martin   •   541.813.1082 / 206.388.8988 Wild Rivers Fishing, P.O. Box 1646, Brookings, OR 97415

Our Signature Trips

•   Chetco River   •

The Chetco is one of Oregon’s premier salmon and steelhead rivers, and our most popular fishery. It produces more kings over 50 pounds.

•   Smith River   •

The Smith River is known for its large run of giant king salmon, as well as numerous steelhead of over 20 pounds.

•   Rogue River   •

The Rogue River is one of the few rivers in the world that has salmon and steelhead fishing twelve months a year!

•   Coquille Bay   •

The Coquille and Coos Bays have most prolific early fall salmon fishing on Oregon Coast!

•   Elk and Sixes   •

For sheer numbers of king salmon, the Elk River is hard to beat. The Elk and Sixes both have late fall runs, peaking in December.

•   Brookings Ocean Charters   •

Capt. Andy Martin spent 10 years guiding in Alaska but now guides and runs charter boats year round in Brookings, Oregon.