Meet Our Team

We team up with some of the best professional guides in the Northwest to provide you premium sportfishing opportunities.

Jim Stahl – Associate Guide Jim Stahl Team

Ridge to River Outdoors is proud to be associated with full time professional guide Jim Stahl.  Jim & Jennifer Stahl own NW Fishing Guides.

“Jim lives and breathes fishing!  This type of focus on fishing has a single purpose. “Provide the best opportunity possible for the client.”  Jim & Jennifer work hard for the client no matter what the fishery.  I am excited to have Jim Stahl as part of our team.  This cooperative effort will provide more fishing opportunity to our clients.”  Doug Saint-Denis

Jim and Jennifer Stahl of NW Fishing Guides  have guided sport anglers in Washington and Oregon since 1998.  Jim has extensive experience fishing for Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon on the Columbia, Skagit, Skykomish, Snohomish, Snake, Cowlitz, and Wind Rivers.  NW Fishing Guides is booking trips now on the Columbia River, Buoy 10, the Snake River & Drano Lake.

Jim is a light line fishing specialist. From free-drifting for Steelhead, anchor fishing for Sturgeon or trolling for Salmon, he is always finding new and innovative ways to provide you with a premium outdoor fishing experience. Jim and Jennifer are part of the “information loop” – from articles in NW Sportman magazine to the on-air interviews with The Outdoor Line radio, they know what is going on and where.

NW Fishing Guides uses the newest equipment and techniques available, such as G-Loomis rods and Shimano reels.  When you fish with Jim, you are fishing from a new 26 foot Willie Raptor with Yamaha motors.  Jim maintenance and prep is meticulous and nothing will fail when you hook that fish of a lifetime.



Austin Moser – Associate Guide

Ridge to River Outdoors is thrilled that Austin Moser agreed to join guide team family. Austin has been the owner/operator of Austin’s Northwest Adventures since 2010.

Austin brings over 30 years of Eastern Washington fishing knowledge. Austin’s passion for fishing ensures his clients the experience of a lifetime. He strives for the best outdoor adventure and that starts with top of the line equipment to hook into that fish of a lifetime.

Austin’s clients continually praise him for his hard work, dedication, knowledge and patience. Being properly licensed and insured is important to Austin as well as being fully educated in every location he fishes.


Jon Blank – Pro BASS Angler & Guide Jon Blank

Jon Blank is one of the hardest working tournament Bass anglers around.  Jon grew up fishing the area rivers on the Olympic Peninsula chasing Steelhead, Salmon and Trout.  Later, Jon moved  to the Puget Sound area and continued the outdoor lifestyle hunting archery deer and elk and fall upland bird hunting throughout the Northwest for more than 30 years.

Jon’s outdoor background is very diverse.  I really enjoy hunting and fishing with Jon and I am glad he is on the team.  He is very knowledgeable and makes people feel very comfortable whether on the water or in the field.” – Doug Saint-Denis

Jon is actively involved in fishing the Northwest Bass Tournament Circuit where he and his partner placed in the top 5 for Anglers of the Year, and notably winning the Banks Lake Opener in April 2012.

Jon has always enjoyed giving back to the sports he enjoys by helping others share in the success he has been blessed with.  His purpose is to educate and teach those who want to gain further knowledge of the sport of BASS fishing, upland hunting and dog training, so they can be more successful in the field and enjoy the wonderful outdoors.

Jon is fully licensed and insured for sport fishing services in Washington State.

Jon runs a new Triton 20 foot bass boat and can take up to two anglers for private lessons BASS fishing area waters.  Jon fishes St.Croix rods, Abu Garcia Reels, Vicious fishing line, Vision Hooks & Tackle and more!



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