If you are looking for a great local guide in Garibaldi Oregon to fish the bay or ocean than you need to give Johnny Bowles a call and see if there is availability during the time you are looking to go fishing. I had the pleasure of fishing with him for Spring Chinook this past spring and it was an excellent day on the water. He makes the day fun and will teach you a lot about how to catch fish from this awesome fishery. We started off by tossing a few crab pots in the ocean and then got to fishing, using herring to target Spring Chinook salmon. The fishing was a little tough the day I went, but we did still get into a few fish and I lucked out with one of the biters landing on my rod, which resulted in a nice Spring chinook. He worked hard all day to give us the best opportunities to catch fish as possible, which is what you want in a guide, one that doesn’t give up and start just going through the motions when it is a tough day. Johnny fishes for salmon in the bay and ocean and also does halibut, bottom fish, and tuna trips depending on the seasons, his website also states he fishes some of the local coastal rivers for salmon and steelhead. He runs a beautiful Proline boat that can accommodate several people and takes the bar crossings well.
Tillamook bay is a wonderful fishery and with the Pacific ocean close by the options are pretty wide open for anglers looking to have a good time any time of the year and JB is defiantly one of the guys that has this place dialed. I look forward to getting out and fishing with him again in the future.
For more information check out the website here: JB & Water Sportfishing
Here is a video of Johnny in action fishing the Pacific Ocean and Tillamook Bay out of Garibaldi marina.