Fishing guide sentenced to jail in Tillamook

The Oregon State Police (OSP) concluded an investigation into an Oregon City fishing guide found to be committing fishing violations while acting as a guide.

Wayne Priddy
Wayne Priddy

In October 2015 OSP learned of a fishing trip where the clients had not only kept a foul-hooked salmon, but continued to angle once retaining their individual limit, and failed to validate their catch.

A subsequent investigation revealed the guide, Wayne Priddy, 59, had aided his customers into violating wildlife laws while he was employed to guide them on Ti llamook Bay. Priddy was later taken into custody and lodged at the Tillamook County Jail.

On April 4, Priddy pleaded guilty in Tillamook County Circuit Court to one count of aiding in a wildlife offense. He was sentenced to 36 months probation, $250.00 in fines, forfeit all property and ten days in jail minus time served.

Priddy will also be prohibited from guiding or possessing fishing gear outside his residence until Jan. 2017.