Bob: Washington State Fishing Guide

Born and raised on the banks of Oregon's Willamette River, Bob began fishing for salmon not much after he was able to walk. His youth was spent immersed in a variety of outdoor activities: fishing, crabbing, skiing, traditional archery, and waterfowling. 

Upon enrolling at the University of Washington in 1986, he began exploring and fishing the Olympic Peninsula. By the early 1990's, he had a seasonal residence and was guiding part-time on the rivers around Forks. In 1995, he officially moved to Forks and began guiding on a year-round basis. That same year, he started spending his summers in Kasilof, Alaska guiding anglers during the lull months of the Olympic Peninsula fisheries.

He has continued guiding anglers in these two areas ever since and now is the Kasilof's most experienced guide and is amongst the most experienced on the fabled streams of the Peninsula's West End: the Hoh, Bogachiel, Sol Duc, and Calawah Rivers.

Bob runs both a hard drift boat as well as a Super Puma raft. Bob caters to both conventional tackle and fly (swing and/or nymph) anglers and with his vast experience, is happy and able to accommodate any special needs or requests of his guests.

With formal schooling in fisheries science, Bob has long been extremely involved in fisheries politics in both of his of his primary fisheries. Belonging to and donating to numerous fishing groups, he has also served as both Vice-president and President of the Olympic Peninsula Guides' Association for a number of years. His photography and How-to articles have appeared in a number of publications, including an every issue column for Salmon & Steelhead Journal for several years. 

In recent years, he has scaled back the political battles some as he now spends more of his off the water time with his daughter, Rowan (yes, named after what Dad does) but you'll often find him teaching her how to enjoy the splendors of the several rivers within minutes of their home. He invites you to join him on of their favorite drifts.

Cindy Scillo