We team up with some of the best professional guides in the Northwest to provide you premium sport fishing opportunities.
Jim is the owner and operator of NW Fishing Guides. Jim is a full time fishing guide.
Jim lives and breathes fishing! This type of focus on fishing has a single purpose. “Provide the best opportunity possible for the client.” Jim works 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
NW Fishing Guides has 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.
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 is part of the “information loop” – from articles in NW Sportman magazine to the on-air interviews with The Outdoor Line radio, he knows 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.
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, he moved to the Puget Sound area and continued the outdoor lifestyle hunting archery deer and elk and fall upland bird hunting throughout the Pacific 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-Deni
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.
He 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.
He 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!
Nathan Shepker – Full time Fly Fishing Guide
We get so many calls for fly fishing each year. I am very happy to have Nathan Schepker as an associate guide and team member. Nathan is a full time guide and he owns Top Fly Guides just outside Ellensburg, WA. Nathan is very passionate about his craft.Doug Saint-Denis
Top Fly Guide Service is all about providing excellent service to the customer. They fish for trout year around. In May they start fishing for smallmouth bass on the lower Yakima River.
They will switch from fishing smallmouth bass on the lower Yakima River to fishing trout between May and the end of June, when the water gets too low for bass.
At the end of June Nathan switches gears to full-time trout fishing. Depending on the flows beginning in July, he will offer summer-run steelhead on the Klickitat River. In the fall, he bounces back and forth from the Yakima River to the Klickitat River fishing for trout and steelhead.
Nathan thoroughly enjoys what he does and takes out a wide variety of anglers. Whether it is someone’s first trip or you are an experienced angler, he gets the same amount of pleasure out of fishing with folks. Top Fly Guides enjoy making relationships with people, the laughs and deep conversations they get into on the water.
Ridge to River Outdoors & 365 Charters is owned by Doug Saint-Denis. Read more.