Ironhead Guide Service
Ironhead Guide Service specializes in salmon and steelhead adventures on the Klamath River, with peak season September through March.
Born and raised on the Klamath River in Happy Camp, CA professional guide Mario Gomez from Ironhead Guide Service grew up on the creeks and rivers fishing for salmon, trout, and steelhead. Mario was fortunate enough to have a great year-round fishery on the Klamath River in his backyard. After catching his first steelhead on a guided fishing trip he knew that being a fishing guide was something he would pursue. 15 years into a career of fighting wildland fires for the US Forest Service, Mario chose to follow that dream and bought a custom Willie drift boat and started guiding and exploring the world of Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead fishing on the Klamath, Smith, Chetco, Umpqua, and Rogue rivers
Ironhead Guide Service believes that the most important part of a fishing trip is the EXPIERENCE. That is why they are a customer service based company and go through great lengths to insure its clients receive the best fishing experience possible. The things that set professional guide Mario Gomez apart from the competition are his state of the art boats, top of the line equipment, and his ability to produce a comfortable, fun, relaxing fishing experience.
Pro guide Mario Gomez now has 15 years of professional guiding experience running world class fishing trips on the Klamath, Smith, Chetco, Umpqua, and Rogue rivers. Mario has built from the ground up a reputable outfitter and guide service and has made a name for himself and his company in the fishing community. Ironhead Guide Service has established itself as a Premier Outfitter in California and Oregon, and has also become one of the top rated outfitter and guides in the Pacific Northwest.
Ironhead Guide Service employs all techniques when pursuing Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead including side-drifting, back trolling, fly fishing, and back-bouncing. Mario features a broad range of innovative fishing techniques, many of which have been learned throughout his carrier as a Klamath River fishing guide, Umpqua River fishing guide, Rogue River fishing guide, Chetco River fishing guide, and Smith River fishing guide.
Mario Gomez is a US Coast Guard certified OUPV Captain, bonded, insured, CPR certified, and a medical first responder, meaning your fishing trip will be completely safe. We are a non-discriminating business and an equal opportunity employer. Ironhead Guide Service operates under special use permits as a fishing guide for Bureau of Land Management Medford District, and the US Forest Service on the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forests. Mario is certified through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State Marine Board as a commercial fishing guide.