Tell Us About Your Trip

Grant Putnam is the very best. He is a professional and a good person. It is awesome to spend the day with an expert. I caught more fish in one day than I did fishing five years on my own. The boat ride alone is fantastic.

Brooks Houser

Hi Grant,

I had an awesome time this weekend. The trip was absolutely great. The drive up to Astoria at 3AM was not too fun, but well worth it. Thanks for putting us onto a great bite – you just don’t have access to anything like this in other parts of the world and I am so thankful to have this fishery now in my backyard. I’m sending a note into Outdoor GPS as well to thank them for hooking me up with this trip and to let everyone else know what they missed.

I’d like to try out the Deschutes – save me a spot.

Thanks again for a great time,

September 5, 2011


Thanks for the awesome fishing on Tuesday! I know we all had a great time and I can’t wait to get out again for some more bent rods. I attached the picture you took for me of my first Chinook just in case you want to add it to your no doubt large collection of happy fisherman pics!!!

Thanks again,

Jake Norquist
August 25, 2011

Dear Grant,

Thank you once again for a fantastic day of fishing. Gary was right; we now have a false impression that sturgeon is an easy bite and you always reel in five keepers a day! But really, we couldn’t believe our luck. We ate our first bite of the white meat which was excellent, despite being slightly underdone (tacos to come the next night for sure).

We owe it to your professionalism, expertise, and great small talk that we had a great time out on the river. We’ve left your card with our cousins and will be sure to recommend you to any budding adventurists seeking game out in the Northwest.

Paul says he’s hooked on his new outdoor sport, “thanks a lot for getting me addicted”.

Thomas Kavanagh

Thomas Kavanagh
July 18, 2011


“Thanks for the killer day on the river, you are an absolute porn star of the fishing industry, can’t wait till we meet again.”

Dave Nagy, Owner
Pro Circuit Electric

Dave Nagy
March 23, 2010


“That was the most relaxing trip I think I have ever had down the creek. Great job and good times!

Be Safe.”

Larry Thun, Sales Engineer

Western Machine Works, Inc.

Larry Thun
Email from Larry Thun
March 3, 2010

“My first year of fishing with Grant–well we caught more steelhead-sturgeon and salmon that year than I have in my whole life. I have wasted so much time and money trying to do it myself. I should have hired a pro and got it right the first time. Boy, I am glad I met Grant.”

Brooks Houser
Facebook post to Grants Outdoor Adventures page
July 17, 2010

“Spent yesterday with Grant fishing Bouy 10. Had great day, weather was nice, no W-I-N-D and Grant found the fish. This was my second time out with him, and as always great day with a great guide.”

Travis Kirk
Facebook post to Grants Outdoor Adventures page
August 25, 2010


“Great to be with you yesterday at Astoria… That was an incredible day. Thanks for everything.”

Keith Ritter
Facebook post to Grants Outdoor Adventures page
September 3, 2010


“I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful and exciting salmon fishing experience Friday. Myself and my customer really had a great time and hope we will be able to fish again with you soon.”

Thanks again, all the best from Texas!
Amanda Holland

Amanda Holland
Facebook post to Grants Outdoor Adventures page
September 5, 2010


“Thank you so much for helping this rookie have a great experience on the Deschutes last week. Your easy-going and expert attitude helped put me at ease doing something I’ve never done before and you really seem to enjoy what you do. Next time, I’ll have to try actually catching something, but I had a pretty nice day just enjoying the outdoors and taking in the scenery.

I’ve sung your praises to the powers-that-be, so maybe next season I can get our team out on the water too. Thanks again and have a great autumn.”



Brian Hays
October 6, 2010


“Hey man thanks for the experience of a lifetime. It was a great time fishing the lower deschutes with you… What a day!!! I can’t say enough about your service and style… It will stand out in my mind for a long time to come, as the best fishing trip I have ever had… Thanks again and mark me down for next year!”

Kyle Marino
October 22, 2009

“Thank you so much for taking us fishing for salmon! It was an experience that not everyone can have in a lifetime and loads of fun. We almost didn’t make it back to Montana with all the fish because it weighed so much. So cool!”

Thanks again!
Katherine & Ben

Katherine Bowers
October 26, 2009