Pat Abel

Growing up in Oregon, Pat Abel found that he had a gift for catching Salmon and Steelhead. Before beginning his career as a
Fishing Guide, Pat was already a Professional fisherman, designing a miter box (The Master Plug Cutter) to get the exact spin he needed on a herring to catch more fish.

While the rest of the fishing industry attempted to catch up and build their own herring miter boxes, Pat stayed a step ahead by building another miter box that lets the herring spin counterclockwise
(Opposite the standard clockwise roll) Pat has become known as a "Herring Guru" in Oregon's estuaries and rivers.
While many Oregon and Washington Guides head north to Alaska to guide during the summer months, Abel made it his goal
to pursue fisheries close to home. Pat has shown his clients that a trip to Alaska isn't needed to find; "World Class Fishing"
right here at home. Pat starts his summer off by pursuing Sturgeon that pull into the Columbia River estuary from the Pacific.
Winter time is no time off for Abel as he takes to small coastal rivers in pursuit of Winter Steelhead out of his drift boat.


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Pat floats his clients over emerald waters through a rainforest that abounds with life, even in the shortest days of the year.
Winter Steelhead keep Pat busy right up until the Spring Chinook surge into the Columbia and Willamette Rivers where
Pat will, once again, breakout his famous herring miter box.