About Craig Izzi
I'm Craig Izzi and I run a fishing guide service based in Garibaldi, Oregon.
I operate on the Nehalem Bay and the Columbia River, home of the world-famous Buoy 10 salmon and sturgeon fishery, from Astoria to the Bonneville Dam. Whatever location you choose, you will be fishing the best spots with the greatest chance of catching fish. With over 40 years of fishing experience, I know how to create an exciting trip.
Fishing out of a 29’ D Tech, I can accommodate up to 6 anglers. The boat is powered by a Suzuki 250 engine and Mercury kicker motor with Garmin electronics. The boat is wheelchair accessible and I encourage all guests with disabilities to join me on board and encourage sharing the adventure with kids. I facilitate different fishing techniques such as trolling, jigging and spinning to suit the fishery.
I offer a wide range of fishing trip choices including crabbing, sturgeon fishing (retention season as well as catch and release), trolling for salmon and bottom fishing for ling cod, black bass and halibut, weather permitting. We drop crab pots every ocean trip.
I provide all fishing gear, bait and lures. I’m happy to clean, fillet and bag your catch as well as cleaning and cooking all of the crab for you before you leave.
Make sure you have packed your license, snacks and drinks and be ready to experience a great adventure with Izzi’s Big Mouth Guide Service.
All anglers who book a trip are entered into the annual end of year drawing for a free trip.
"My son and I had a blast with Izzi’s bigmouth guide service today. We got 18 or 20 shakers 2 were so close to legal it was painful and lost several more. My son is autistic and ADHD but Craig kept it fun for him. It was a great day with a great guide. even tho we didn’t get a keeper the constant action and memories of my boy catching those big ole fish and the smile on his face will have us setting up another trip ASAP."