Thank you for inquiring about guided fishing trips with BJ's Guide Service, LLC.  My name is Brian J. Nielson and I am the owner and operator of BJ's Guide Service, LLC.

I have been guiding anglers on fishing trips for 35 years now.  I especially enjoy taking anglers who are fishing  for the first time!  I have current first aid and CPR cards and I am a licensed guide with the State of Washington, as well.  

I began fishing Eastern Washington rivers in the 1960's when just out of high school. I fished and hunted along the beautiful Grande Ronde and Klickitat rivers for some 16 years before taking anglers on float trips professionally. I began guiding professionally in 1980 doing overnight combo hunting/fishing trips on the Grande Ronde river. I started out fishing 5 different rivers here in Eastern Washington, including big water such as the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The guide business picked up to the point where it made more sense to concentrate my efforts on fly/gear fishing on the Grande Ronde and Klickitat Rivers only. After a few years, I narrowed my efforts into what was most popular with my clients; The Grande Ronde river via drift boat and the 
Moses Lake/Banks Lake/Potholes areas via power boat.

The Grande Ronde river is an excellent river for steelhead that I fish from mid to late September thru November, depending on weather conditions. It is located in the southeast corner of Washington State.  It is noted for its scenic beauty and excellent fly fishing.  

Moses Lake, Banks Lake, and the Potholes Reservoir offer excellent walleye, bass, and trout fishing from April through October. Moses Lake is conveniently located right off I-90 in Eastern Washington state. Banks Lake is at Coulee City.The Potholes Reservoir is slightly south of Moses Lake. 

Mack's Lures and Yakima Bait offer a wide variety of colors and patterns uniquely suited to walleye, bass, and trout fishing under all kinds of water conditions. Especially on Moses Lake, Banks Lake, and Potholes Reservoir! Because of this versatility, I applied and was accepted to their Pro-Staff programs as well. 

Please be sure to book your trip early to ensure a great fishing experience. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about BJ's Guide Service, LLC!  

~  B.J. Nielson

After years of trying out many types of rods, I have determined that Lamiglas rods meet my fishing requirements best.  I am fortunate to be part of their Pro- Staff. They have quality products that give anglers a decided edge when fishing in lakes or
The power boat is a 20 foot Lund Sport Angler. The boat is specially outfitted for myself and 2-4 other anglers. Fish in comfort for those wiley walleye and  beautiful bass! This Lund Sport Angler is perfect for fishing on Moses Lake, Banks Lake, or Potholes Reservoir.P  add text.
Since making the switch from another boat manufacturer to the Hyde drift boat 14 years ago, I've received a lot of customer compliments for comfort, fishability, and just plain good looks! I feel very fortunate to have been chosen for the Hyde Pro Team for the last 14 years. My thanks go out to Hyde for listening and implementing many of my suggestions for improvements to the Hyde "combo" boat. It's been a pleasurable experience, fishing the the most beautiful river in Eastern Washington for the last 30+ years!