John Krauthoefer  -  Fire Fighter's Guide Service

John Krauthoefer
Fire Fighter's Guide Service

     I became "hooked" on fishing when I caught my first King or Chinook salmon at age 8. Right after my tour in Viet Nam I began commercial fishing, got my charter boat license, and was off and running. I also got lucky and found a job that I could drive a fire truck two days a week and fish 5. I did this for 26 years.

     To my great surprise I found out how much the corporate market loves to fish! They made up 90% of my business most years. I have had the enjoyment of guiding people from many walks of life including Presidential cabinet members, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and Hall of Fame professional athletes. But the vast majority are just like you and me, good people who enjoy fishing and the beautiful outdoors of the Oregon coast.

     After all these years I still do this because I love fishing, I love the beauty of this place, and I love the people I get to meet.

     Writing this is not easy for me as I don't believe in "Tooting my Horn". I let my actions speak for me. A few of my clients have said a few words, as you can see. We have been featured on several nationally shown TV shows, Americas Outdoors Journal, Western Extreme and Mid West outdoors.

     These have shown on ESPN, TNN, Fox and the Outdoor Channel. We have also done over 30 TV spots for local TV , KATU, KGW and Travel Oregon.

John Krauthoefer, owner of Firefighter's Guide Service, is widely recognized as one of the North Oregon Coast's top fishing guides. With more than 35 years focused experience, Johns knowledge and expertise in some of the region's most celebrated fisheries has no equal. Tillamook Bay fall and spring Chinook, Nehalem Bay fall Chinook, Nestucca River Steelhead, North Fork Nehalem Steelhead (by Custom White Water Raft), Ocean Chinook, Silver Salmon and Halibut, Buoy 10 and Columbia River Salmon are all fisheries John has mastered. These are places were fall Chinook in excess of 60 pounds are caught, trophy Steelhead are found and spring Chinook jump on spinners and herring with reckless abandon. With John you'll be fishing premium gear in the comfort of his custom-built 26' Willie Raptor. Everything is provided except your license, rain gear and lunch. Firefighter's Guide Service is the difference between "Acceptable and Exceptional". Contact John by calling 503-812-1414 or