Heading out for some winter steelhead or salmon fishing action in Oregon? Love catching smallmouth and largemouth bass? Prefer to bait and wait for a big catfish or carp near Portland? Be sure to visit these top fishing and outdoors stores before hitting the water this year!
Great American Tackle Shop
16122 Southeast 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015-9587
The Great American Tackle Shop is located in the Clackamas district in Oregon, and offers a large variety of fishing supplies for aspiring and long time anglers alike. They also occasionally offer rod building classes and other “how to” shows for fishermen and fishermen to learn from. It’s really a sweet store and one of the better ones in the Portland, Oregon area. Check them out for your fishing tackle needs today!
Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters
10910 Northeast Halsey Street, Portland, OR 97220-3049
While the other stores listed here sell fishing gear for every type of fishing expedition, this shop focuses on the elite tradition of fly fishing. While not as many anglers take up this rather fun (and expensive) sport, Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters is a great place to get geared up for it. They focus on the cold water species, such as trout, steelhead and salmon, as is most popular in the Pacific Northwest. If you are a fly angler in the Portland area, be sure to check them out.
236 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214-1115
Ollie Damon’s is one of the premier outdoor stores in all of the Portland area. Whenever I talk to anglers in the Portland-Vancouver region, they often mention visiting Ollie Damon’s for their fishing needs. It is one of the larger fishing and outdoor stores in the area and really is popular. They offer not only fishing gear (focused toward cold water species, but also with warm water tackle available) but also paintball, airsoft, golf, and downrigger gear. It’s certainly a far cry from some of the “big name” tackle stores like Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops, but it is a very good store for your fishing needs.
Fisherman’s Marine & Outdoor: Portland Delta Park
1120 North Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland, OR 97217
The Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoor Store, in Portland, near Delta Park, is one of the top fishing and outdoor stores in all of the area. It is one of the best known, especially by the salmon and steelhead fans that frequent the nearby rivers and streams. Definitely check out their calendar for some awesome seminars that they have coming up at their store, including some good ones on steelhead fishing. They also sell a lot of hunting gear as well, perfect for the well-rounded sportsman. Finally, they also are connected with a fairly large Pro Staff, professional guides and anglers from the area. Give ’em a visit today!