About Joel’s Guide Service

For over three decades I have been fishing the pristine waters of Western Oregon.  When I was five years old I caught my first salmon in Tillamook Bay. Since then fishing has been a very big part of my life. I spent my early years fishing the Willamette and Tillamook river systems with my uncle who taught me nearly everything I know about fishing. My family moved to the Rogue Valley in 1993 when I was 11 years old. Shortly after our move my dad bought a new Willie drift boat and immediately began learning the Rogue River. Since then I have spent countless hours learning to fish the waters of Southwest Oregon.

I am also an assistant wrestling coach at Southern Oregon University and have a growing family of 4. My wife Ricci, daughter Henley, 4, and son Everett (Rhett), 2.