Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service

Capt. Phil Desautels Brookings, OR Incorporated Licensed Insured

Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service is a guide service that provides professionally guided fishing trips in California, Oregon and Alaska. This trip is designed to bring you angling action! Captain Phil Desautels will lead you on a fishing adventure through beautiful rivers, leading you towards a variety of fish ready to be hooked. Capt. Phil fishes through some of the most beautiful rivers which creates a relaxing yet exciting environment!

Captain Phil fishes the upper Klamath River, which flows through Oregon and Northern
California. He is a world class fisherman and will teach you the tips and tricks he’s
spent a lifetime accumulating. Captain Phil is a very friendly and genuine guide that will assist you throughout the entire trip, he has over 50 years of fishing experience!

Hop on board Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service’s 18ft Drift boat powered by a two stroke
Armtrong engine. This vessel allows you and up to 3 guests to comfortably fish. No prior fishing experience is needed to have a successful day on the water, Captain Phil will work with your group to make sure everyone is comfortable and confident!

You will have multiple fishing techniques to choose from! This includes drift fishing, jigging, and spinning. You and your guests will be provided with lures, rods, reels, and a terminal tackle. You will also have the option of using live bait to get fish on your line. You can keep your catches fresh by storing them in the cooler found on board.

King Salmon and Steelhead will be our primary targets, season dependent. These both make a
delicious meal! Captain Phil encourages bringing the youngsters along, he’s an open book and a patient teacher. He’ll have the lil’ anglers fishing like a pro by the end of the trip! Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service makes for a great family trip!

Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service offers a world class fishing trip at an unbeatable price. Youwill have a memorable experience from the second you step on to the boat until the second
you step off. Come join Captain Phil and fish some of the most beautiful fishing sceneries you’ve ever seen.

Book your trip with Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service and Captain Phil for a fishing experience that won’t disappoint!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

South Bank Chetco River Road, Brookings

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Trips start at $200

1 Trips

1-3 guests

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1994 18' Drift Boat

Lots HP engine(s)

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch



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Includes 1 guests
+$200 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$200  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Full Day King Salmon Fishing on the Upper Klamath. 

Everyhing you Need to catch a Fish.
Close details

Fish Species

King Salmon

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • River

About the Vessel


Capt. Phil Desautels

Boat Type

Drift Boat

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Two Sroke Armstrong

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

Lots HP