Known as a Hells Canyon specialist, Jason Schultz has been a full time guide in Idaho, Washington and Oregon for nearly 20 years. He possesses Idaho outfitter permits for Snake River in Hells Canyon and Clearwater River and holds a special use permit for the nationally famous Snake River in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Vice President of the Hells Canyon Chapter of CCA, Schultz spends most of his time on the water targeting salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, walleye, smallmouth bass and trout in Hells Canyon and on the Clearwater and Columbia River. Owner of Hells Canyon Sport Fishing, Schultz’s operation consists of four full time guides with more than 50 years combined guiding experience.
Schultz spends his spring working spring Chinook on the Columbia and Clearwater rivers in April, May and June, prior to switching to fall Chinook and Coho on the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon, between August and September 15. From then through March 15 he sticks close to home and focuses on steelhead on the Snake and Clearwater River. In between, he’ll seek out sturgeon on the Snake River in Hells Canyon, walleye on the Columbia River in Umatilla, Oregon and smallmouth and trout in Hells Canyon. Speaking of Hells Canyon, Schultz has spent more than 2,000 days guiding steelhead anglers alone here and endured half of his life developing personal guide strategies to always continue to become a better angler and apply new techniques. In 2009, his boat, a 30-foot, twin engine Hells Canyon Marine caught more than 3,000 steelhead.
In addition to being a world class angler and top-notch guide Shultz shares his secrets at seminars in Camp, Cabin & Home and Cabelas Post Falls store. His credibility and professionalism has earned him allocates in In-Fishermen, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Salmon & Steelhead Journal and Northwest Sportsman in addition to being featured in the book “Great Places in Washington” by John Kruse. A regular guest on KXLY News and Outdoor you’ll often hear Schultz’s voice on Northwestern Outdoor Radio.
For more information, visit http://www.hellscanyonsportfishing.com/.