Owned and operated by professional guide Mario Gomez
Born and raised on the Klamath River in Happy Camp, CA professional guide Mario Gomez from Ironhead Guide Service (IGS) grew up on the creeks and rivers fishing for salmon, trout, and steelhead.
Ironhead Guide Service is a family owned and operated company offering fishing and rafting adventures in California and Oregon. IGS has evolved from a hobby to an industry leading company in outdoor recreation. IGS has turned into a highly desirable company that provides fly fishing trips, white water rafting trips, and spin fishing trips on all the famous and sought-after rivers in California Oregon.
Mario was fortunate enough to have a great year-round fishery on the Klamath River in his backyard. After catching his first steelhead on a guided fishing trip he knew that being a fishing guide was something he would pursue. 15 years into a career of fighting wildland fires for the US Forest Service, Mario chose to follow that dream and bought a custom Willie drift boat and started guiding and exploring the world of Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead fishing on the Klamath, Umpqua, Rogue, and Chetco rivers.
IGS has evolved from just a fishing company and is now offering Rafting Trips on the Famous Klamath River. Ironhead Guide Service (IGS) is a guide owned and operated company now offering whitewater rafting adventures on the beautiful Klamath River. IGS is the only local Outfitter on the Klamath River, with born and raised Klamath River Guides operating the wilderness like excursions. When you book a rafting adventure with IGS you will spend time with true local experts of the Klamath River and its rich cultural history. IGS offers 1 day rafting adventures to allow for vacation flexibility and not lock folks in for multiple days. The Klamath River Rafting Trips include a shore lunch prepared by our top rated professional local guides, a full day of rafting awesomeness, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Ironhead Guide Service has also moved into the fly fishing business and now offers a variety of fly fishing trips for Klamath River steelhead including drifting and wading. Whether it is swinging flies with a single or double handed rod, drifting eggs and nymphs from the boat or even targeting a Salmon IGS can provide you with a fly fishing adventure of a lifetime. Professional guide Mario Gomez floats and guides the Klamath River all year around, and has been fishing this amazing river his entire life, and has over 30 years Klamath River fishing experience to ensure your fly fishing success on the Klamath River. Ironhead Guide Service’s owner and head guide Mario Gomez is a born and raised Klamath River fisherman and is among the best in the industry when it comes to fishing the Klamath River. Over the past 15 years pro guide Mario Gomez has become one of the top rated fishing guides on the west coast. Take a look at Ironhead Guide Service’s google reviews and see for yourself what people are saying about IGS.
Ironhead Guide Service believes that the most important part of a trip is the EXPIERENCE its customers have.
Ironhead Guide Service believes that the most important part of a trip is the EXPIERENCE its customers have. That is why they are a customer service based company and go through great lengths to insure its clients receive the best fishing experience possible. The things that set professional guide Mario Gomez apart from the competition are his state of the art boats, top of the line equipment, and his ability to produce a comfortable, fun, relaxing fishing and rafting experience.
Pro guide Mario Gomez now has 15 years of experience running boats as a Klamath River fishing guide, Umpqua River fishing guide, Rogue River fishing guide, Chetco River fishing guide, and a Smith River fishing guide. Mario has built from the ground up a reputable outfitter and guide service and has made a name for himself and his company in the fishing and rafting community. Ironhead Guide Service has established itself as a Premier Outfitter in California and Oregon offering guided fishing and rafting adventures on most of the famous and top producing rivers in the Pacific Northwest including the Klamath River, Umpqua River, Rogue River, Chetco River, and Smith River systems.
With 30 years of personal fishing and rafting experience, Mario can provide his customers with some knowledge to assist their angling and rafting success. When you book a guided trip with Ironhead Guide Service, you can expect maximum effort on and off the water, as well as complete honesty regarding the fishing and rafting conditions. Ironhead Guide Service caters to its client’s needs by studying the water conditions and fish numbers, to put you on the most productive Salmon, and Steelhead fishing in the Northwest.
Ironhead Guide Service employs all techniques when pursuing Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead including side-drifting, back trolling, fly fishing, and back-bouncing. Mario features a broad range of innovative fishing techniques, many of which have been learned throughout his carrier as a Klamath River fishing guide, Umpqua River fishing guide, Rogue River fishing guide, Chetco River fishing guide, and Smith River fishing guide.
Mario Gomez is a US Coast Guard certified OUPV Captain, bonded, insured, CPR certified, and a medical first responder, meaning your fishing trip will be completely safe. We are a non-discriminating business and an equal opportunity employer. Ironhead Guide Service operates under special use permits as a fishing guide for Bureau of Land Management Medford District, and the US Forest Service on the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forests. Mario is certified through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State Marine Board as a commercial fishing guide.