About Your Guide
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. My name is Tom Moonan, and I am the Owner and Fishing Guide at Action NW Guide Service. I was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania amongst the Allegheny National Forest. From the time I was a young boy I have been addicted to fishing. Fishing was my family’s pastime, and was very special to me. Whether I was fishing in the small streams and creeks for various species of trout or fishing the reservoirs that make up a large portion of the national forest for Walleye and Bass I could never get enough of having a rod and reel in my hand and being on the water.
I enlisted in the U.S Army when I was just 17 under the Delayed Entry Program. And a few days after my 18th birthday I left for basic training. Upon the completion of basic training and AIT I had the privilege of being stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was in an area of the country that was very special with the added bonus of being a fisherman’s paradise!
In 2004, I completed my enlistment. I decided I didn’t want to leave this paradise I had found. So, I decided to make Washington my permanent home. Since then a large portion of my free time has been dedicated to pursuing my passion for Salmon and Steelhead fishing. I consider myself a student who is constantly honing my skills to become a better angler.
Over the years my passion for fishing has led to me sharing and teaching others what I know. I never imagined that teaching could be so rewarding. The look of joy on other anglers face when they hook into a Salmon or Steelhead after applying some of the techniques I taught them is unforgettable and more rewarding than hooking and landing these incredible anadromous fish myself!
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