Meet Your Guides

What We're All About

Our guides have the experience to give you the adventure you have always wanted. 

Jess Zerfing - Owner / Guide

Your Guide Jess Zerfing was born and raised in the small City of Cascade Locks, at the heart of the Columbia River Gorge which is known for great fishing. Jess grew up on the banks of the mighty Columbia River and knows it well. At the age of 11 he was fishing for Salmon on the banks of the Columbia River and spent most of his time doing just that. As Jess grew up he started looking at other fish this great river has to offer and at the age of 16 he started fishing for Sturgeon. He has caught many Sturgeons over 9 feet long before the age of 18. In the next 10 years of his life he would take many friends fishing and showed them the true treasures of catching big fish. He loved watching people catch fish and the reactions they had when they caught their first salmon. He loved it so much that he decided to become a fishing guide and started his own business, Always Catchin’ Fishing Charters. 

He was featured in a radio program that aired live from Skamania Lodge. Mr. Brian Wright, Co-Host for the  Outdoor Guys Radio (ESPN Hot Talk Radio 1510) from Kansas City went fishing with Jess and spoke all about his fishing trip live on the radio from Skamania Lodge. click here to listen.

Brandon Wells / Guide

Brandon was raised in Corbitt Oregon and spent most of his time fishing the Columbia River. Every summer he would travel to the coast where he would fish for Salmon and oversize Sturgeon.