Sturgeon Guided Fishing Service

Fishing location: Columbia River

Fishing times: Year round:

There is basically two types of sizes to target; the tasty keeper size and the mighty over-size Columbia River Sturgeon.  These toothless fish can grow to be enormous.  All sizes of sturgeon can be caught year round, but if your interested in fighting big fish until your physically exhausted, I target these fish mostly in the months of May and June.

These fish average between 5 and 12 feet and must be released unharmed, but still make for some great pictures or videos.  They fight hard and sometimes are quite acrobatic jumping out of the water several times.  For oversize expect 15 to 75 minute fights.  Most days fishing, if you don’t tire out, expect to catch somewhere between 5 and 25 sturgeon.  In August through October expect to catch high numbers of sturgeon averaging between 3 and 7 feet.

Combination sturgeon and salmon trips are available upon request but must be done so in advance and they also have an additional bait fee.   We will be fishing from a 24’ Alumaweld Super Vee Pro jet boat and be anchoring and fishing a variety of bait combinations.

Columbia River Fish counts

Chinook Adult 103; Chinook Jack 22; Steelhead 66; Wild Steelhead 9

Chinook Adult 598; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 665; Wild Steelhead 335; Shad 16016; Sockeye 1176; Lamprey 279

Chinook Adult 333; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 337; Wild Steelhead 151; Sockeye 713; Lamprey 222

Chinook Adult 362; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 188; Wild Steelhead 107; Sockeye 1384; Lamprey 169

Chinook Adult 662; Chinook Jack 29; Steelhead 163; Wild Steelhead 96; Shad 50563; Sockeye 2688; Lamprey 31