Rogue River Fishing Guides - Gold Beach Oregon Fishing
Joe Martin is a fourth generation Agness native who grew up where the Illinois River joins the Rogue. He is passionate about the local waters and has spent his childhood mastering the local waters he calls home. He graduated from Gold Beach High School in 1988 and moved to Whidbey Island to attend the Marine Tech program at Skagit Valley Community College. Upon completion of that program, he was hired at Waterfall Resort in Southeast Alaska as a Marine Mechanic. After a few years there, he decided to pursue his Coast Guard license to become a Guide and began guiding for prestigious resorts in Southeast Alaska, fishing for salmon and halibut, in 1997. Joe was a top requested guide in Southeast Alaska for both customer service and catching success.
Joe has spent every spare opportunity over the past 27 years to come home to fish with friends and family on the Rogue, Illinois, Sixes, and Elk. In 2015, Joe had the opportunity to permanently relocate to the waters he holds dearest and return home to Agness. He knows the local waters as well as anyone and comes highly recommended. Joe has always had an uncanny knack for understanding the fish's psychology and, if anyone can find and catch one that day, it will be Joe. He will offer drift boat trips on all local waters as well as jet boat trips in his 25 foot custom equipped Willie Classic boat on the Rogue. Rogue Coast Sport Fishing offers only top-notch service and you will not be disappointed. Joe not only knows every fishing hole on the waters, he knows the history of the peoples and the legends of the area. Joe is also a skilled fly fisherman and would like the opportunity to introduce the flyfisher to the waters he calls home.
Joe is CPR/First Aide Certified, holds a 25-Ton Coast Guard license since 1997, is Oregon State Marine Board Certified, and holds one of only seven permits to guide upriver to Blossom Bar.