Hi! My name is Scotty Crawford. I'm a WA State native. I've been fishing the rivers and streams of Washington State for over 30 years.
As an "addicted" sport fisherman, I have spent countless hours both professionally and recreationally on the water learning and/perfecting my craft.
A large portion of this time was spent fishing from the banks of rivers here in Washington. Over the years I feel as if I have caught my limit of fish . For me the game has changed. Now what brings me joy is getting men, women and children out on the water to share with everyone what I have loved my entire life. Nothing gives me greater pleasure now then to be netting a fish and experiencing other people's excitement.
My oath to you as a prospective client is to make sure you have fun first and fish second. There is nobody in this business that will work harder for your success as an angler! - SCOTTY
Captain Mark operates saltwater charters in both the inland and off-shore fisheries, as well as jet sled and drift boat adventures throughout Washington state. Mark's fishing experience includes both sport-fishing and the commercial disciplines. When you call or email ARSC you will often be working with Mark himself. Mark is skilled in putting you in the right place at the right time for the best fishing. He helps coordinate with our clients to ensure that with the logistics of their trip are as much of a success as the fishing.
"My passion for fishing is being a part of others catching fish"
Washington fishing guide Mark Coleman, has had great success in pursuing, catching, and teaching others the key techniques to hooking trophy fish. As a USCG Licensed Captain and insured Seattle fishing guide, Mark Coleman has put his years of fishing experience and knowledge into mastering the most prolific fisheries of Western Washington, Alaska, and Costa Rica.
I grew up near Point Defiance in Tacoma. I caught the fishing disease at a very young age. As I grew up & started driving, I expanded my fishing experiences. I started traveling all over Washington, fishing as much as 100 days a year. I started commercial fishing in 1990 and have trolled for salmon out of Neah Bay, Lapush and Westport.
I have a special place in my heart for sharing my knowledge of fishing with others. We have beautiful rivers in our area with abundant fishing runs. There's nothing like spending the day on a well equipped drift boat, fishing for salmon and steelhead.
My goal is to offer a fun, first class experience with safety as number one priority. Let's go fishing!
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.