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Central oregon Fishing

A trip to Central Oregon isn’t complete unless you spend a day or two on one of the areas Lakes or Resevoirs Fishing for Kokanee or Trout.  Central Oregon is a absolute Fishermans paradise.

Oregon Coast River Fishing

The Oregon Coast has a number of world class Salmon and Steelhead rivers.  The Fall and Spring are the most popular times of the year to fish these rivers and you don’t want to miss out.

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What We Fish For

Kokanee Trout

Kokanee salmon are a popular sport fish, and they are also prized for their delicious flesh. They are an important part of the ecosystems they inhabit, and they play a vital role in the food chain.

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout are a stunning fish with a silvery body, pink stripe, and black spots. They are found in cold, clear water, and they are a popular game fish and food fish. Rainbow trout are a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and they are considered to be a healthy and delicious food.

Bull Trout

Bull trout are a large, colorful char native to the Pacific Northwest. They are an important predator in their ecosystems and a popular sport fish. Bull trout are characterized by their silvery body, olive green or bronze back, and pale yellow, orange, or salmon-colored spots.

Chinook Salmon

Chinook salmon are the largest salmon species, known for their size, strength, and delicious flesh. They have a silvery body with a blue-green back and a white belly, and a hooked snout and a deeply forked tail. Chinook salmon spawn in freshwater rivers and streams, and then migrate to the ocean to feed. They are an important cultural and economic resource, and a popular sport fish.

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon are a smaller Pacific salmon species with a silvery blue body and a deeply forked tail. They are anadromous fish that spawn in the fall and die after spawning. Coho salmon are an important food source for other animals and a popular sport fish.


Steelhead are anadromous rainbow trout with a silvery body, steely blue back, and pink stripe. They are found in cold, clear rivers and streams throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, and Alaska. Steelhead are a popular sport fish and a prized food fish.

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Sir, I miss your Guiding here in California you are just absolutely the best, always got my quota with you. I will definitely come up to Fish with you again in Oregon, that Bull Trout in Billy Chinook was epic. Anthony C.

Anthony C

I had the pleasure of fishing with James. He was top-level and put me into an excellent day of Bull trout fishing. Magnificent fish on an Oregon gem of a lake. His stories of adventure and love of the outdoors added to the experience. I look forward to many trips in the Future. 

Brian J

James thanks for putting us on the fish at Paulina Lake and Billy Chinook Reservoir the Kokanee were tasty. and the Bull Trout WOW !! We will see you next year for sure 

Awesome Job
Wessley W

 Wow !, where to start with Captain Hinton. Well, I’ve known James for many years as our kids grew up playing sports against each other as well as we both worked in the same industry. James has always been one of the most honest and friendly people I have ever known. He has always been an open book when it comes to talking fishing, My favorite subject. He is super easy to hang out on a boat with and when he says he is going to do something,( like catch fish ) He does it. I have been out fishing with James multiple times over the years as I have been an avid Trout and Bass fisherman my entire life. Some of my best trips have been smashing Kokanee with James at Bullards Bar Revisor. His knowledge of Lake and River fishing is amazing. His handmade lures and tricks for putting people on fish are truly unsurpassable. I highly recommend Captain James Hinton for guide service if you really want to catch Big Trout, Kokanee, Salmon, or Stripers. Cheers to Tight lines and limits forever. 

Phil and Hollis

Epic Trip, James!, Your knowledge and determination too stay with the Fish were seriously amazing, man. That was the trip of a lifetime for me, and it’s just the beginning. I am looking forward to booking many more trips and adventures.🤙

Brook J.

I’ve been fishing with James for the last 15 years.We’ve fished in most of the local waters in Northern California including the delta. James is very knowledgeable of different types of game fish. He also makes the gear you’ll be using. He has guided me to wonderful days on the water. NO BAD Days. I’ve fished with a lot of people but James is at the top of my list

Kevin L.
Kevin L.

Great weekend! Loved our stay in your beautiful house. The lakes you took us to were gorgeous and you put us right on the fish!!!! Couldn’t ask for more!

Russ K.

I can’t say enough good things about Badfish Guide Service.
We came in with our limits and had an absolute blast. James is a first-class captain and his boat and equipment are top notch! If you’re thinking about chartering
A boat this is your guide!

Peter C