What clients say about Tom

“Tom is a superb fisherman with over 30 years of experience.  His grasp of the water you will be fishing is extraordinary and your fishing yield under his direction will be maximum. Tom, is a perfect gentlemen so you can be confident in his respect for both women and men.  He couples all these skills with a very warm and gentle nature which helps you have a superb time, either learning as a beginner or catching many fish as an expert.” 

-Jim V. Astoria, OR

“I had never fished before, and wasn’t sure I’d enjoy it. Tom makes learning to fish exciting and fun. By the end of my second day I was hooked. Martin F., Southend, England

“We did two days on the Rogue River this fall, for our anniversary trip.  It was completely magical.  We were on the river before 7am each day, misty mornings, casting from the boat, wading around the Salmon red’s.  The intense focus needed for Steelhead fishing combined with the physical rigor of wading and casting all-day clears everything else completely from the mind.  It is incredibly re-juvenating.” 

-Susan F., Novato, CA

“Over the past 20 years, I have had the privilege to fish with Tom April. During that time we have become good friends to the point that now I feel like I am going fishing with one of my long time buddies. His patience over the years has certainly made me a better fisherman. He is not only a knowledgeable guide who works hard to put you on the fish, but a great teacher of the sport. His sense of humor has gotten us through some of my usual beginner mishaps and even now we frequently share a laugh and always find conversations to get us through those inevitable slow times on the water. Yet, he is a true professional in his desire to make every outing an enjoyable one. I have always appreciated him doing his research on where and what to fish. He is always working to make each experience on the water special. As a teacher his ability to make me think and improve is always an important part of our outings. This trait has allowed him to make all three of my daughters talented and accomplished fans of the sport from an early age. I have fished with many guides over the years and few have given me the quality of the experience as has Tom. I expect to fish with him until we are both too old to cast a line.”
-George B. Danville, CA