Jon started working as a guide for Helfrich River Outfitters in the summer of 2011 on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. He continues to work trips with the Helfrich Crew as a fill in guide for the later part of the season. Jon fell in love with fishing at a young age, catching his first fish on a fly rod out of the Deschutes River when he was only eight. Jon owns and operates Belozer's Whitewater Fishing on the lower Deschutes River with his son Kris Belozer. They run overnight float trips for trout on the upper Deschutes and have a permanent camp on the lower Deschutes where they run overnight steelhead trips using jet boats. Over the years, Jon has also guided salmon and steelhead fishing trips on many of the northern Oregon coastal streams along with the Willamette and Santiam Rivers.
In the off-season Jon works for the State of Oregon Wildlife Services as a government hunter for predator species. While working as a government hunter, he spends most of his time on the back of a saddle mule,hunting problem mountain lions with his hound dogs in Central Oregon. Jon also guides elk hunters each fall and enjoys spending time chasing deer and elk with his family and friends.
Jon and his wife Janine live on the rim ofthe Deschutes River Canyon near the town of Maupin, Oregon and run their business out of their home. Jon grew up in the Willamette Valley in western Oregon and moved to Northeastern Oregon in 1981 to start his career as a Government hunter. In 1984 Jon moved to the town of Maupin and has called Central Oregon home ever since.
Jon is a great guide who is guaranteed to keep you entertained and having fun. His vast knowledge of fishing and wildlife makes him a great asset on any trip and his story telling abilities will hold your attention all day.