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Owner - Fishing Guide

TJ has been fishing all of his life and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. He started Hester’s Sportfishing in 2013 with goals of being a premier fishing guide service in Washington. Tj and Hesters Sports Fishing, fish for all major species in the Columbia river, all across the entire stretch of the Columbia from Astoria to Brewster. Trophy Walleye, Summer Steelhead, and Summer Sockeye are a few of his favorites but TJ loves them all equally. "I pride myself on being at the right place at the right time and having a great time doing it." - TJ


Fishing Guide

Jim started fishing as a youngster for steelhead along the banks for the Yakima river, located in Washington State. Growing his passion for the sport Jim expanded his fishing knowledge to the mighty Columbia River, becoming an expert on where to find fish for any species. Jim fished for sorts but particularly loves Sturgeon and Fall/Spring Chinook runs.


Fishing Guide

Gregg retired in 2014 from the Kennewick Fire Department after thirty three total years of fire fighting service, much of that as a Captain. A native Tri-Citian, Gregg has almost forty years of fishing and hunting knowledge along the Columbia River and Hanford Reach area where he finds his passion for salmon and steelhead fishing. "We are blessed to live in one of the best Walleye areas in the nation and we have worked very hard to learn all we can to provide expert knowledge and fishing" - Gregg 


Fishing Guide

Tyler has been holding a rod and reel since he could stand and walk. Having owned his own sports fishing boat for the last 4 years Tyler has the necessary skills and experience to make your fishing experience great. His favorite fishing season would have to be winter trophy walleye.