Some of Brad's customers say it best:
Brad: June 8, 2006
I just wanted to drop you a note, a letter really,
telling you what an exceptional individual you are.
My wife, Father, and I spent the best three days
fishing with you on the Columbia River that I have
experienced in recent memory. In all my 54 years I
have had only a handful of trips that were exactly
as advertised. Our time with you was even better
than we could have imagined.
The 10 oversize sturgeon we “boated” and released
were true relics of the past. It was fantastic to
handle fish as old as I am, and quite a bit bigger.
Our 2 nine-foot plus sturgeon on the last day were
the icing on the cake. These fish are present in
such great numbers that it was almost too easy,
until you hooked one up, and the fight was on. My
dad enjoyed the shad fishing as “fish just his
size”. He seemed to have a knack in filling the boat
in the last hour of each day. Your boat, tackle and
dedication to the sport are all top of the world.
The fact that we were the “hot boat” didn’t detract
from the experience, at all… next trip see if you
can do something about the weather, I’m sure you
have some pull. Wet as it was I wouldn’t trade the
experience for anything. We all would like to give
you a big “THANKS”.
We all met with a mutual interest in fishing and a
natural friendship developed, please remember to buy
the Banana Nut muffins, because they sure attracted
the big fish.
Al Teague, Rita and Ted Schall
PS. My dad says it is because firemen are really
Your clients can contact me for references anytime,
at the number below.
PH: 530.432.9251 California
We would like to thank you for a great day of
Sturgeon fishing. I did not count but I know we must
have hooked between twenty five and thirty fish.
Yes we could say it was a trip of a life time, but
we intend on coming back. My wife had not been
fishing before and yes she wants to go fishing
Of course she wants to use your guide service. We
were celebrating forty years of marriage on the day
we went fishing and we can honestly say this is one
anniversary we both will remember. We could not have
asked to be treated with more professionalism or
kindness. You know how to treat people, making them
feel welcome even though they have no idea what they
are doing. Your guide service is truly first class
and we would recommend it to anyone.
Marvin and Beverly Scow
PS Would you mind providing me with your mailing
address as I have something that I would like to
June 15, 2006
Subject: Thank You - 6/14/06 fishing trip
To: Brad Hadfield - Guide Service Northwest,
After an excellent day of fishing for sturgeon in
the Columbia River estuary, I wanted to thank you
again for the great service which you provided for
my friends and myself. Your guide service was
extraordinary! You kept us in the best fishing
holes, provided excellent fishing gear and gave all
of us the fishing tips that enabled us to catch some
remarkable fish. Your expertise and service is top
notch and I will be happy to recommend your service
to all of my fishing friends!
Skylar Masters / Freightliner.com
"Dennis and I are still talking about our Trophy
Sturgeon fishing trip. It was a once in a life time
experience for me that I will never forget. You
provided a first class guide experience. I have used
other guides, but you were the most organized,
motivated, and best equipped that I have seen. Also,
we liked your appropriate use of computer (kicker)
technology to help shave our odds. All in all, we
tip our hat to you! On top of it all, you were a
true gentleman, very kind and forgiving of us."
James A. Gibson, Ph.D
"What a great day of fishing! We started out
catching shad for bait. Noel caught the first one,
Tom caught the second. I started catching them left
and right (The little one in the picture didn't
count) -- then Randy decided it was his turn and
caught the rest. We started out with 12 shad to use
as bait for the giant oversized sturgeon.
Brad got all four of the baits out and we waited for
about 10-20 minutes and started getting nibbles.
Finally one took and the fight was on. We caught and
released that fish and then went back and put one
pole out and Brad was starting to put the second one
out when we had another fish on, caught it and went
back and put one pole out, had another fish on and
caught it went back etc. etc. etc.!
It was unbelievable. We fought fish continuously
from then on! I don't remember how many we caught I
think it was 6-8 fish. The shortest time for landing
one was 1/2 hour and the longest was 1 1/2 hours for
a fish that was over 10 feet and weighed according
to the chart 550 lbs at 10 feet. I think the chart
was off -- the fish had been gorging on shad for 6
weeks and I think they were heavier than that. They
all looked fat and healthy. None of the fish were
under 8 feet long!
When Brad said we only have time to catch one more,
I think we were all relieved. We took turns fighting
the fish because none of us could last the whole
time! I refused to battle the last one saying, if my
arms got any sorer I wouldn't be able to drive home!
We all really enjoyed fishing with Brad, he is an
excellent guide, and I highly recommend him for
anyone interested in catching oversize sturgeon."
"Thank you for taking such good care of Dr Coyer and
myself…the fishing was great …the day was
fantastic…I have been recommending you to everyone I
If Dr Coyer doesn’t send you the photos let me know
I will. I am off to Australia for two weeks …not
fishing unfortunately … Hope to see you in the
Michael J, Telepchak
President and CEO
United Chemical Technologies, Inc.
Thanks again for a great day! Smoked a bunch and
turned out great! Over 55# filets! Will plan on
calling you in the spring to set up sturgeon and