Experience Washington's Premier Rivers with Washington's Premier Guide: Bob Kratzer

Welcome to the Angler's Guide Service

Thank you for visiting the Anglers guide service Web Site. Anglers Guide Service is owned and operated by Robert and Traci Kratzer of Forks Washington. Robert has been guiding Salmon, Steelhead, Trout and Sturgeon in Western Washington and Alaska for the last 35 years.

Anglers Guide Service chases these magnificent fish year around and from one corner of Washington to the other. We have boats of all sizes to accommodate large or small groups and from the big rivers to the smallest of creeks. If you want to catch and release big wild Steelhead or if harvesting some salmon, steelhead or sturgeon is more to your liking then look no farther as we can take care of all your fishing desires.

Bring your family, bring your friends, Take your employees or your customers on the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Book now and you to can say Fish on and On and On and On and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Recent Blog Posts
  • Steelhead Articulated Worm

    One of the most used techniques in winter steelhead fishing these days is the use of Floats and rubber worms. One...

  • Increasing The Twitch

    It all started a little over 27 years ago. While fishing a small stream in Alaska and twitching small marabou jigs for...

  • Art of The Plug

    Veteran salmon and steelhead fishing guide Bob Kratzer says people get a good chuckle when he cleans his...

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  • I started fishing for steelhead in 1964 when I was in high school. Needless to say,I'm still chasing them some 50 years later. I've had the great fortune to have fished with some great guides through the years,but,none have been better than the guides[Bill Meyer and Ryan Celusta] with Angler's Guide Service and its owner Bob Kratzer.


  • For the past 9 years Pacific Mobile Structures has been sending clients on guided fishing trips with Anglers guide service. Bob and Traci Kratzer run a top notch service. All aspects of our client’s trip are handled effortlessly from scheduling, lodging, lunches, to corporate billing. It is common for Pacific Mobile to send from 2 to 12 anglers on a trip and Anglers guide Service team of guides accommodate that and make it an enjoyable experience for our customers.

    "Pacific Mobile Structure"

  • For over 20 years I have been a client of Bob Kratzer and the fine people at Angler’s Guide Service. First and foremost, Bob Kratzer is a teacher and over the course of my time fishing with Bob I have developed into a good angler. Using the skills, tricks and techniques taught to me over the years I have become an accomplished angler in my private fisheries as well. Bob and Traci Kratzer have become good friends over the years and not only do they run a quality fishing experience, they are as good of people as you will find. Bob works harder than any guide I know to get you onto fish, his preparation for the day of fishing is second to none.

    "Patric Allen"