Welcome to my website WWW.CatchSomeFish.net, the online home for Chris Nordling's Fishing Guide Service.I'd like to thank you for taking a few extra minutes to learn more about me and the services I provide. When I began this adventure in 2002,the main mission I had set forth was to provide a different approach to guided fishing trips. Sure, I wanted the trips to be about hammering the fish, but I also wanted each guest to feel at the end of the day that they were a better angler than before the trip.Throughout the years, I have maintained this focus and approach of helping anglers, and in return it has landed me several guest speaking appearances as a clinic instructer on a variety of fishing techniques. I also wanted to focus on not only the fishing aspect, but the nature part as well. We're not only out looking for fish, we have been lucky enough to be invited to the wild, where we see things such as deer,elk,fox,beaver,bobcat,blue heron,minks, and several other critters in their natural habitat. This is my way of involving you in the outdoors and helping you gain an even further appreciation for it, even if it is only for a day.
About the same time that I began my fishing business, I also began working towards a degree in Fisheries Technology at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham. It was there that I developed an even deeper understanding of these fish and their lifestyles and habits. In 2004 I finished my degree with nearly a 3.8 GPA, and having made the honor roll several times during the course of my studies. In addition to my school work, I also hold Coast Guard license for inland waters anywhere in the US which required extensive testing and certifications.
Over the course of the years I have played an active roll in fisheries and conservation. I have testified on behalf of anglers in the Northwest, fighting for our rights to access the hatchery fish and to protect the wild Steelhead at several ODFW and Columbia River Compact meetings. I am a member and supporter of the CCA,and a supporter of NSIA. Ultimately it would be nice to protect the native fish, while still being able to harvest enough with sport and commercial fishing to meet the needs of the public.
When I am not out guiding, I can still be found stomping around the local river banks and boat ramps. It seems like I can never get enough ! I also enjoy camping,clamming,crabbing and just generally being outside. Over the last three years I have been lucky enough to have to "work" in Alaska at Toman's King Camp It is here where I am able to encounter not only the greatest King salmon fishing on the planet, but also get to come into contact with moose,bear, and enough Bald Eagles to make you think they are almost as common as a seagull. Add in some of the most outstanding scenery and the potential to land over 100 salmon in a day, you can see why I call myself lucky ! Most summers you can find me not onlyu camping here for 2 weeks in a tent, but also throughout the Oregon Coast and Coast range as I fish my way through the salmon seasons. My wife and daughter also come along on these trips, and of course when I'm not working during the long summer days, we are camped along a private pond or lake and spending time as a family.
I always consider myself extremely fortunate that I am able to share my passion for fishing and the outdoors with others. My clients often comment that is this and my personable demeanor that keeps them returning. Of course it doesn't hurt that we enjoy a high success rate on a majority of our trips. I promise to you that I will do everything that I can to make your trip an enjoyable one, which I hope includes netting that tasty fish of the season !!!
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