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Guided Fly Fishing for Shad on The Willamette River

The excitement and thrill of a hard fighting Shad is fun for anglers of all skill levels and ages. Water Time Outfitters offers a unique half-day fly fishing trip in Oregon City – only minutes south of Portland, Oregon on the Willamette River.

The Willamette River

You’ll cast and strip flies from the platform of a steady jet boat and tease the strike of one of literally thousands of shad swimming up river. Often called the “freshwater tarpon”, the American Shad can be an absolute blast on the fly and numbers hooked can add up quickly. Come join Water Time Outfitters on the Willamette River for a fun 4-hour session fly fishing for shad in June. All the gear is provided and water and soft drinks are in the boat. Anglers of all levels enjoy the battle of the shad.

This is urban fishing at its most fun. From the jet boat ride on the Willamette to hard-fighting shad (and a lot of 'em), it's an experience not to be missed.

Guided Shad Trips

After some time on the Willamette, you’ll understand that this inner city waterway isn’t just for heavy gear and Spring Chinook (although we have no issues with that, either!). You’ll likely see sturgeon roll near the boat and enjoy other sights that can only be experienced from the water. Most of our clients are repeat customers and we’re confident you will be too.

Trip includes guided jet boat trip on the Willamette River. Flies, rods, reels and lines provided. We will have a cooler on board with water and soft drinks. Please bring your own snacks.


One angler $240

Two anglers $340

Three anglers $465

What we provide:

Our guided jet boat trips are with an experienced guide. Expect patient, personalized attention and intent focus on optimizing your time on the water. This is a 4-hour trip. From the cooler, we’ll have water and soft drinks on board. Bring your own snacks or additional drinks, as well as a good hat. Rod, reel, lines and flies are included within the cost of the trip.

Please note: All products will be shipped using USPS Ground and will be processed at our earliest opportunity. Please be patient. If we're guiding or on the water, we'll ship your entire order as soon as we return to the office. Thank you! Dismiss