Fin-Addictions Guide Service – John Childs

John Childs, Fin-Addictions Guide Service is a full time Oregon charter/guide service, specializing in helping clients achieve a trip of a lifetime for Salmon, Steelhead, Tuna and Halibut. This is where we try to keep the stresses of the day measured in things like how long the line at the boat ramp is, and what kind of lunch we have for the afternoon. Each days success is measured in new friendships made and the quality of time spent on the water, not in the final body count (but we’re sure happy to put some nice fish in the box!).

Exploding Sky at Buoy 10
Exploding Sky at Buoy 10

Fin-Addictions – Who We Are

Fin-Addictions Guide Service isn’t the ordinary run of the mill guide service. Fin-Addictions strives to teach each client about the fishery they are participating in, how the rigging, presentations, and water conditions all play a part in how we choose to present our baits to the fish, and ultimately how our successes are achieved. A primary goal is for each client to walk away with a better understanding of our fishery and to be able to find success when they choose to fish alone.

We also provide trips simply as an escape from the complex mix of stresses in today’s world. If you don’t want to work on a new technique, or discuss the theories of bait presentation, sit back and relax, and we’ll work on providing you with a truly awe inspiring day, keying on recharging your batteries, not the ins and outs of fishing strategy. We try hard to engage our clients in relevant conversation about WHAT they would like to talk about. After a 20-year stint in the professional world, your guide John Childs knows exactly what a well-earned day away means to todays professional.

Buoy 10 King
Buoy 10 King

Fin-Addictions is also about providing a fun and inviting atmosphere on the water for individuals as well as families. Children of all ages are welcome on our trips, and we encourage you to bring them along. Kids are the future of all our sports, and we look forward to mentoring them in the wonderful rewards to be had in the great Northwest.

We also specialize in trips for women, whether it be a fun get away day for the ladies, or a day concentrating on teaching them more about fishing styles and techniques in a non-stressful or confrontational setting. In fact, ladies can be some of the most amazingly fun clients to step onboard the boat, because they often thirst for knowledge about our piscatorial pursuits, but are sometimes intimidated to ask questions or afraid of pushing to get their questions answered. This is where we really shine! There isn’t a question we won’t answer, or a technique we won’t share, so give us a call and see why we really are considered to be one of the best teachers around.