Long time MasterGuide and Outfitter Phil Desautels in 1985 established his Oregon & Northern California fishing guide service that targets Salmon and Steelhead with Home Bases in Smith River, California and Kasilof, Alaska during the early summer months when the fishing is on fire in Alaska. Phil's Smiling Salmon Guide Service is dedicated to your fishing enjoyment.  Phil provides World-Class fishing and unparalleled service while teachings successful fishing habits that will have you reeling in the big one!  He will help you make the transition from your local fishing to the adventures and rewards of catching Salmon and Steelhead. In California and Oregon, we are fishing the Smith River, Klamath River, and Chetco River.  In Alaska we are fishing the Kenai River and the Kasilof River for Giant Alaska Salmon. 

Phil is a long time Smith River Fishing guide & Chetco River fishing guide that targets both salmon & steelhead on these rivers.  Both rivers yield excellent fish turnouts and feature incredible natural beauty to be enjoyed between fighting large fish.  Smith River salmon fishing is on fire when the salmon start to run and the Smith is known to yield some of the largest salmon caught in California.  Smith River steelhead fishing picks up around December and goes strong through April.  This is an excellent time to breakaway from the daily grind to get out on the water to catch feisty steelhead.  

E-Mail me at:

California Address & Phone # 

P.O. Box 841

Smith River, CA  95567

(707)  487-0260

Smith River & Chetco River Fishing Guide

Alaska Address & Phone #

P.O. Box 1235

Kasilof, AK  99610

(907) 262-3589.