About Pro River Guide
& Charter Boat Captain Andy Martin
THERE ARE A LOT OF CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO FISHING GUIDES AND CHARTER BOAT CAPTAINS IN SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. SO WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ME?
First, let me introduce myself. I’m Andy Martin, a full-time river guide and saltwater charter boat captain in Brooking, Oregon. As long as I can remember, fishing has been my passion. I grew up fishing the Chetco, Rogue and Smith rivers, and had my first drift boat long before I was old enough to drive a car.
I’m fortunate to have one of the greatest jobs in the world. I have the opportunity to take people fishing almost every day, and I work hard to make sure my customers have the ultimate fishing experience. The rivers I fish in Southern Oregon and Northern California, as well as the coastal waters out of the Port of Brookings, are among the most scenic areas of the world, and have some of the best fishing anywhere. I provide the best equipment and boats, and make sure you have an easy-going trip with the best possible chance at catching fish.
Aside from putting you on fish, my goal is to make sure you have an enjoyable time on the water. I’m friendly, more than willing to pass on information about the rivers and fish, and give a full effort in making your trip one you will always remember. The guides who work with Wild Rivers Fishing are full-time, year-round, professional river guides and saltwater charter boat captains.
Chetco River Record Salmon
65-POUND KING SALMON CAUGHT IN 2011 WITH GUIDE ANDY MARTIN BY WAYNE SMITH IS THE BIGGEST IN RECENT MEMORY FROM THE CHETCO.
When Wayne Smith felt a massive tug on the end of his line during a trip down the Chetco River in November 2011, he knew instantly he had hooked the biggest salmon of his life. But he had not idea the trophy king that just smacked his plug would be perhaps the biggest ever caught on the Chetco.
Fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing, Wayne landed a 65-pound king rivaling the size of those caught on Alaska’s famous Kenai River. The giant salmon, caught on a HawgNose FlatFish, is the new unofficial Chetco River record, and by far the largest king caught in decades on the Chetco. But Wayne isn’t alone in catching enormous salmon on the Chetco. Clients of Andy have landed several trophy kings over 50 pounds in recent years, giving Andy a well-earned reputation as one of the top guides at getting customers into lunker-size fish.