Oregon Offshore Fishing Adventures
A collection of observations, forecasts, and fish stories.
Captain Mark Hagedorn grew up in Washington, where he spent many hours fishing for trout in Eastern Washington, fishing for salmon in Puget Sound, and hunting waterfowl on both side of the Cascade Mountains. While in college, he spent time learning the hunting and fishing opportunities in the Skagit and Nooksack River deltas.
After college the lure of the racing business (supplier to Formula 1, Champ Car, NASCAR, etc.) in Southern California took him away from Washington. There he was exposed to the warm water ocean fisheries off Newport and Sand Diego. A few years later, the visit to California ended and a new adventure began as his career took him to Portland, OR. He quickly got back into waterfowl hunting with friends and coworkers, who in turn exposed him to the many fishing opportunities available between the Columbia River, Willamette River, and the Pacific Ocean.
Mark soon purchased what would be the first of three boats that he would own over the next 11 years. His boat named Hillbilly Deluxe (second of its name) spends the spring months chasing bottom fish, salmon, halibut, and crab out of Garibaldi, OR. Once the warm water moves closer to shore in early July, Mark and Hillbilly Deluxe begin making trips west in search of the abundant Albacore Tuna populations that seasonally visit the Oregon coast. Later in the season you will see Hillbilly Deluxe and its tournament crew on the competitor list for the Oregon Tuna Classic (OTC) series of events.
Balancing his work as an executive for an energy storage manufacturer, with being an advocate for Stevens Marine, Mercury Marine, Raymarine and Kingfisher Boats, leaves Mark driving from his home in North Plains, OR, to the coast most days that the ocean conditions let us fish during the season. In the off season, you will see him in the duck blind or at many of the industry shows and events between Washington and Oregon.
After years of experience, Mark is ready to be your charter for, your next deep sea fishing adventure. Captain Mark Hagedorn is a licensed Guide in Oregon and by the Coast Guard as an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV 6 pack).