awesome fishing right in front of camp!


Here are some examples of what our customers are saying:

"I have been a client of Young’s Fishing Service for well over 20 years. I started out fishing for Walleye on the Columbia with my business clients, and then later for Steelhead and Salmon. Capt Jack convinced me about 12 years ago to do the three day two night camp trips on the Deschutes, and for a number of years I did back to back trips with clients and then friends. In fact I spent my Honeymoon on a Deschutes trip and have gone back on my anniversary for the last three years. Capt Jack has become a good and cherished friend, but that aside he is the best at making your fishing experience be perfect for what you want to do. The last couple of years we have gone sturgeon fishing for the big fish and also fished the Columbia for Salmon. No one can guarantee to catch fish, but, I can guarantee you that Young’s and Capt Jack will make your chartered trip enjoyable and fun, and if you catch fish, well that is a bonus in my book. You won't go wrong booking your next trip with Young’s, and if you have never camped and fished for Steelhead on the Deschutes, it will be a memory you keep forever."

Terry Boyer
Aggregate Technologies Inc.
Medford, Oregon

"I have been fishing with Young’s for over 20 years. I have fished with guides all over the Northwest and Alaska, Jack and Company are among the best. Expert advice, good equipment, well run, good food, wonderful camp, and you will definitely be presented with the opportunity to catch fish. I highly recommend YFS. Just don’t book the dates I want to be up the Deschutes!!!"

Mike Satran
Corporate Founder
Interstate Roofing Inc.
Portland, Oregon

"15 years ago I won a trip to be the guest of a client who used Young’s Fishing Service….”I was hooked!” I have been scheduling a trip each year ever since. I have been taking my employees on a 3 day/two night camp/fishing trip every year now, and Jack takes the burden of packing gear out of my hands. All you bring is clothes and sleeping bag….everything else is provided. Jack knows the river like the back of his hand, and usually knows where the fish are. This year we hooked 16 fish and brought home seven. Great time, highly recommend Young’s Fishing and Captain Jack!"

Mark Bowgren
Portland Lighting
Portland, Oregon

"For a pleasant day of fishing on the Columbia River, or one of its tributaries, I heartily recommend Jack LaFond’s FishYFS guide service. His knowledge of these rivers, and understanding of where the fish are likely to be located, seldom leads to a “fishless” trip. More often than not, his clients can claim a limit for the day. Book a trip with Jack and prepare for a memorable and fun experience."

Murray Fretz
Mosier, Oregon

"If I'm contemplating a fishing trip and want the best bang for my buck, there is only one choice that I make.
Deschutes River steelheading with Jack. We book every year. Both day trips and overnight trips. Corporate and personal. If there is a down side to these trips it's when they come to an end. Then you are wondering how long until your next trip.
Summer time on the Deschutes is the best. Hot weather, beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife to see. Not to mention some of the best steelhead fishing in the country. If you are a novice and have never caught a steelhead before, then this is the trip for you. If you are a veteran fishermen then be prepared to experience some of the best fishing that you have ever had. This river is made to order for both the fly fisherman and lure fisherman. Both methods are highly effective.
The overnight trips help extend the experience. The day trip goes by too fast. Nothing like spending the night alongside the river and having Capt. Jack do the cooking. All you have to do is concentrate on fishing. He has the best camp on the river and some of the best fishing holes above and below camp. A jet sled that has no equal delivers you to new fishing spots throughout the day. Jack knows this river like no other.
Can't wait for next summer!"
Robin Olson
Rubber Resource, Inc.
Portland, Oregon

"Fish On! Pole bowed and the sound of line being stripped off my reel. Ah, music to my ears! Plenty of that going on when fishing with Jack. Jack's easy going, professional manner make for a memorable experience. Basically, relax and have fun! You can fish hard or just "kick back" and enjoy the scenery. The Deschutes, one of the most picturesque rivers in the northwest, will share its abundant wildlife including deer, Bighorn Sheep, osprey, river otters, and much more. By the way, Jack's always ready to share fishing tips or a joke or two. Just ask.
Whether it's a one or three day trip to Jack's private camp site, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself."
Rick Smith
Houston Co.
Gig Harbor, WA