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 354; Chinook Jack 38; Steelhead 477; Wild Steelhead 180; Shad 318; Sockeye 5; Lamprey 156; Coho Adult 10; Coho Jack 1

Chinook Adult 221; Chinook Jack 27; Steelhead 133; Wild Steelhead 61; Sockeye 5; Lamprey 42; Coho Adult 1

Chinook Adult 48; Chinook Jack 12; Steelhead 37; Wild Steelhead 19; Sockeye 3; Lamprey 33; Coho Adult 1; Coho Jack 2

Chinook Adult 92; Chinook Jack 23; Steelhead 68; Wild Steelhead 34; Shad 563; Sockeye 8; Lamprey 10