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Derek Anderson and Family

Derek Anderson and Family

Hi, my name is Derek Anderson and I am an outdoor enthusiast! Growing up in Western Washington my parents exposed my brother and I to all the Pacific Northwest has to offer! As a family we loved to go camping, hiking, hunting and of course fishing. As the years have passed my passion for hunting and fishing has become ingrained within me. My hunting career started with shooting a bow and arrow instinctively for deer, elk and moose. My favorite technique is to spot and stalk mule deer with a stick and string. I also enjoy rifle hunts in Canada for moose as well as deer and elk backcountry hunts in the state of Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Hunting and fishing to me is not just about the kill or the catch, but most importantly about the quest for the adventure. Now, fishing full time for a living my competitiveness has never been higher. Over the years of guiding clients for salmon, steelhead, and bottom fish I have grown to appreciate my office. Thanks to all of my loyal clientele, I am able to live my dream and work in one of the most pristine and wild places in the country. There is nothing better than spending a day on one of our great producing rivers catching a limit of the most amazing sport fish in such an awesome environment.  Seeing the deer, elk, eagles, and all of the other wildlife that frequent the river systems in Washington State is a true indulgence.  It truly is an exciting way to spend a day away from the busy lives we all know and live.

When I am not away guiding, my time is spent with my very understanding wife, Sue of 19 years and my two wonderful daughters Natalie (9) and Jana (6).  You will see Natalie during the summer months working as a deck hand. The girl is a fish magnet and can hang with the best of them!


Derek Anderson the young fishing guide in training.

Screamin’ Reels Guide Service LLC. is a fulltime, year round, personal charter fishing service.  Derek grew up fishing for salmon and steelhead having success at the age of 8 with his first Steelhead on the famous Cowlitz River in 1980.

From that day forward the journey started fishing for Salmon and Steelhead in the Puget Sound and it’s rivers for several years. He started running the family jet sled at the age of 13 on the Skykomish River and purchased his first drift boat at the age of 18.  From that point, he traveled the state fishing all of the most productive rivers. When the opportunity presented itself he opened Screamin’ Reels Guide Service.

Fishing part time while working as a steamfitter in Seattle, the business began to fill every available weekend. As Derek’s vision and dream became more tangible he decided to go full time with the company.  He stepped away from an excellent career to pursue a life long dream. To this day, Derek has not looked back. The fisheries Derek participates in are the most productive with the best opportunity and he prides himself on not fishing around the crowds. Derek truly believes to provide a quality trip one must provide the best equipment possible, fish the most productive streams and master every technique used to catch the species targeted. Fishing full time with 110% dedication is the only way to provide the best service, it’s where quality matters!  Screamin’ Reels has a 90% returning customer basis and strives to be a first class operation treating every customer with the greatest appreciation. Screamin’ Reels uses the best equipment and boats to ensure the best quality trip of a lifetime. Come spend a day and add to our journey!

Screamin’ Reels Guide Service,

Where fishing is your hobby and our business!