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When you book your trip with Cascade Fishing Adventures, there are a few guides that work with us that may be your guide for the day. These guides are a big part of your trip’s success. Not only do our guides provide a clean well maintained boat, supply top of the line fishing gear and tackle and bait, they also bring their unique guiding craft and people skills, too!
There is more going on inside the mind of a dedicated fishing guide than they are letting on. They’re considering your expectations, the fish you are looking for and calculating the ‘how’s and where’s’, plus taking into account current and forecasted weather, water conditions and taking guesses at how to avoid other angling traffic, all to give you the best shot at success. Plus, a good guide is keen to keep you motivated and we do all of this with the best humour. Guiding is not a profession for just anybody. You have to own the necessary skills and attributes if you want to be a successful fishing guide.
In fact, we can say all of our guides do extremely well in their guiding profession and we are extremely proud of our crew. They are all very well rounded individuals with a strong sense of ethics, self reliance and professionalism – all directed at providing you with the best experience possible. Each one of our guides possess a great sense of humour, have abundant fishing and LIFE experiences, but also know when its time to put the pedal down! Each guide has experience in many facets of angling on the Fraser river and its tributaries but each also has a particular niche. They are an important component to the function and success of Cascade Fishing Adventures and we feel extremely grateful and lucky, to have these men working alongside.
You can find our guide’s profiles here.
However, it would be inexcusable to not mention them here again, and have some fun as well. So, with tongue in cheek, here is “the juice” on our guides:
CEJ Mussell – CEJ started his guiding career with Cascade and has been with us for over 10 years. I am not sure if CEJ has ever fished sturgeon before then, but it seems he has no problem finding them. CEJ has been a very quick study on sturgeon guiding and is proficient at salmon as well. As everyone who has ever fished with us already knows, CEJ has “the luck”, hence nicknames like “golden boy” and other ‘unprintables’, are frequently heard in his presence. I have to admit though, CEJ does walk a little funny and I’m pretty sure its because of the horse shoe he is hiding somewhere. CEJ is also a house builder when he is not guiding. Whether it is new custom houses and shops or renovations and additions, CEJ keeps busy in the fishing “off season”. CEJ enjoys hunting with his kids whether it be for deer and moose and also loves taking a trip or two each year to the salt water for salmon and halibut. CEJ drives a Chev, but we don’t hold that against him.
Rob Mumford – Rob has been with Cascade for over 7 years and also began his guiding career with Cascade. Rob is an avid angler and has been fly fishing for many years prior. Because of this, Rob brings an acquired sense of “fishy-ness” and has done well in his guiding career. Rob has been affected by Thompson River Syndrome for a long time now, and this will explain his absences during the fall. Rob also enjoys fishing the Bulkley system in central BC where there are plenty of steelhead to be fished for with the fly rod. Whether it be by a conventional fly rod or a spey rod, Rob is adept at both skill sets. When he is not guiding, Rob’s main employ is truck trailer sales. This will speak to his ability to work well with guests and provide the utmost in customer service. You will find Rob is working hard for you the entire duration of your trip – not just in terms of finding fish, but also in ensuring you are enjoying your trip in comfort. Rob used to drive a Dodge, but it fell apart and so he bought a Ford. Wise.
Brett Lovely – Brett started his guiding career with Cascade and 2015 will be his fourth season. Brett is fairly new to the fishing game, but Brett has a very sharp mind and is quick to analyze the data and sort out the path to success. Brett has years of customer service experience in his long work history as a butcher at Safeway. His schedule affords him some flexibility to fill in his days off with guiding in addition to his holidays. Because of his lengthy experience in working with people, Brett is fast becoming the accomplished professional as a fishing guide. His positive mindset and personal motivation keeps him going the entire day, never ignoring the concept of service to his guests on board. Because of his ability to sort out the details, the fish come to the boat at a pace faster than many other anglers. With his motivation and skill set, Brett’s boat should see a ten foot sturgeon sooner rather than later – you heard it here first. Brett enjoys playing squash down at the local court and played ‘A’ level squash against the best in Vancouver and the Valley. And, it should be mentioned that Brett can cook. In fact, on our summer fly fishing ‘vacations’, Brett is THE camp cook. He knows a thing or two about steak! Brett drives a new Dodge, but I’ve never seen it off pavement, so it should last for another couple years.
Clayton Jones – We have added another member to our guiding team in 2015. Clayton Jones has wanted to pursue his dreams of guiding on the Fraser river for years, and has taken the plunge. Clayton’s previous guiding experience was on the salt water at Hakai Pass where he demonstrated his abilities by putting his guests onto chinooks up to 60 pounds! Clayton works at the local tackle shop when he’s not guiding and to Clayton, life equals fishing! He was very clear and determined to guide with Cascade and we are very pleased with Clayton’s guiding abilities and to have him on board. Clayton is a knowledgable and motivated angler and we are certain he will do exceedingly well in this new career path! He is also the “beard-iest” guide on the Fraser, hands down. Its not even close. Clayton is in the market for a new truck.
Whether you are looking for a day trip fishing or you want to stay longer, we can arrange everything from your pickup at the airport in a limo, to your hotel accommodation and the best guided fishing tours in the Fraser Valley. Please contact Marc or Maggie on Toll Free: 1-877-887-4366 or use our contact form.