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Fish with an Official Cabela's Pro Staff Guide


Jim has been honored with a new partnership with Cabela's. He has been accepted as an official Cabela's Pro Staff Guide.

Featured Speaker at Cabela's Spring 2014


Jim was a featured speaker at Cabela's in Springfield this Spring. He covered Techniques and tips for fishing the McKenzie River.



Day of Fishing for Kids With Cancer

Jim Martin's Guide Service and members of the McKenzie River Guides Association donated their time and expertise to local children with cancer, as they guided free fishing trips for the kids and their families down the McKenzie River. The adventure served as a day of relaxation for both the guides and the kids and a chance for the families to leave all their daily stresses behind, even if just for a few hours.

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Jim Martin's Guide Fishing Service is a premier Salmon and Steelhead Oregon Fishing Guide for the McKenzie River, Umpqua River, Siuslaw River and other Oregon waters. 

Call 541-954-9126 or email Jim


One of the most recognised guides on the Mckenzie River and the state of Oregon.


We have fished with many guides in Oregon and Washington and the two of us have had some spectacular fishing experiences.  However, our multiple trips with Jim Martin are among our most memorable.  Why?  The answer is simple.  Jim Martin puts his all into every trip.  His knowledge of the streams, where the fish are to be found, his ability to put you on the fish and his expert knowledge of equipment and methods for every occasion and type of weather is unparalleled. He is one of the best, if not the best fishing guide in the area.  We have fished with Jim three times and each has been a truly memorable experience.  He is our guide of choice when it comes to fishing the Willamette Valley and we look forward to booking with him again soon. -- Robin Bartlett, Norwood, New Jersey,   -- Phil Richey, Eugene, Oregon

If you’re looking to not only catch fish, but learn some tips and tricks along the way, Jim Martin of Jim Martin’s Guide Service is the perfect guide for your next adventure. Jim, Cabela’s newest Pro Staffer from the Northwest,  has years of experience fishing Oregon and is focused heavily on salmon and steelhead. Passionate, obsessed, and addicted to fishing and hunting, Jim caters to many clients from across those world. During a day on the water, Jim addresses all clients’ needs while ensuring a memorable trip full of adventure and good laughs to last a lifetime. -- Dan B. Cabela's, Springfield, Oregon

“…we limited out in four hours during a time that nobody thought much was happening on the river. What sets Jim apart is his attention to detail, organization. You can't go wrong hiring him - Jim's one of the best.” John

Arguably one of the best Guides in the State of Oregon, Period. -- Mark Sagettie

We had a wonderful day fishing for springers - two limits, four for four in less than an hour.  Thank you for a memorable day. -- Tom Swarts 

Thanks so very much for an absolutely wonderful day on the river. Carman and I are stil talking about it!! You are a great guide with a wonderful sense of humor! -- Thanks again, Ann & Carman

Jim we couldn't have picked a better guide and will fish with you again. That's the best compliment I can give you. -- Thanks, Bob and Brandon  

Jim is one of the most organized guide I have ever fished with!

Some of my favorite fishing includes:

  • Salmon fishing
  • Trout fishing
  • Steelhead fishing
  • Small Mouth Bass and Large Mouth Bass fishing
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing

Clamming and Crabbing:

  • Alsea River

Crabbing :

  • Siuslaw River
  • Umpqua Bay

Some Places I Fish:

  • McKenzie River fishing
  • Umpqua River and Umqua River fishing
  • Siuslaw River and Siuslaw River fishing
  • Siletz River fishing
  • Alsea River and Alsea River fishing
  • Santium Main Stem River fishing
  • North and South Santiam River fishing
  • South Fork Coquille River fishing
  • Elk River fishing
  • Sixes River fishing
  • Wilson River fishing
  • Trask River fishing
  • Nestucca River fishing
  • Coos River and Coos River fishing



Pure Fishing Guides and Captains Program

I have been a member of Pure Fishing's Guides and Captains Program for 7 years. This is a special program for a select number of guides. I am proud to be a member.




G-Loomis Product Program

Fishing with some of the finest rods In the industry and on the market.




Simms Pro-Staff

Simms, The Choice of Professional Guides Worlwide

The best waders and  outdoor gear in the world.


Land a Salmon with Jim
Jim's Report

The spring Chinook Salmon and Summer Steelhead fishing on the McKenzie River and Willamette River will start to pick up as the fish come over the dam in Oregon City. There are a few steelhead reported caught on both rivers already, this should just get better and better. There should be enough spring Chinook Salmon in the rivers to justify fishing in late may. Per my normal routine I will be out early and covering a lot of water to see if there is enough fish to justify getting the booked clients out.

Jim, 541-954-9126

What my clients say
" We 'formally' met on the McKenzie this morning (6/27/2011) at the Leaburg Dam Hole. I told you my name is 'Bob', you told me your name is 'Jim Martin', I said 'I know who you are!", and you threw me over a bunch of roe before leaving to take your clients down-river.

Just want to let you know that I firmly believe in fishing etiquette and practice it all the time. Just observing you, your patience, your relationship with you're clients, and your skill was a privilege!

I wish you the best always, I will always remain faithful to fishing etiquette (whether it be you, any other professional guide, or simply a boat owner out for the day), and hope to see you again soon and return the favor.

My sincere respect,

Bob T

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