U.S. Oregon, Columbia River

World-Class Fishing Whether you want to catch a lot of fish in a day or maybe the largest fish you have ever caught, fishing for Sturgeon on the Columbia and Williamette Rivers, has it for you. The Columbia River system has the largest population of Sturgeon in North America. Depending on where you fish on the river you can catch Sturgeon all year long. In the area we fish near Portland, Oregon, we have two different Sturgeon fisheries that do overlap some: Oregon fishing locations throughout the Northwest. Offering fully guided trips for Chinook, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and more from a safe and comfortable guide boat.

Length of Trip
Day trips

Price
Call for rates

Fishing
Chinook, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon Keepers (42” to 60”) – While available all year the fishing is best in this area from October through May. These are excellent to eat and will fight as hard as any freshwater fish out there. Most days we catch 20 to 30 sub-legal Sturgeon while fishing for Keepers. There is always a lot of action for everyone.

Oversize (all catch and release) typically caught from mid May to mid August (best) through November (good). In the Columbia River Gorge 150 to 600 lbs. Sturgeon are available to those that want to catch the hardest fighting freshwater fish in the world. Using 2 to 3 lb. baits and stand up tuna tackle with 80 lb. line, most days we catch 2 to 5 of these huge Sturgeon (and sometimes more). This is not for everyone, fights lasting 15 to 30 minutes and sometimes longer, will test your strength.

Chinook are available from March through November. These are fish fresh from the ocean that can weigh from 10 to over 50 lbs. These are hard fighting, excellent eating Salmon that are caught here in Portland, Oregon and on the coast at Tillamook Bay and Astoria.

Coho are Chinooks smaller cousin, weighing between 6 and 20 lbs. While not as large as the Chinook Salmon, when fishing is good it is no uncommon to have 2 and 3 of these wild fighting Coho on at a time. Most of these Coho are caught at Astoria, Oregon’s famous Buoy 10 fishery in August and early September.

Steelhead, the Columbia River has one of, if not the largest runs of steelhead in the world. From mid June through early September 300,000 to 800,000 steelhead cross over Bonneville Dam just east of Portland, Oregon. On most days 2,000 to 8,000 steelhead a day are going over the dam. This is easy fishing that the whole family can enjoy. Either anchoring and letting the current work your lure or trolling. There is lots of opportunity to catch these beautiful 5 to 20 lbs. summer run steelhead.


Season
Year around

Boat
24 foot heated Northriver Seahawk. Boat is fully outfitted with padded swivel seats and a canvas top for inclement weather. Also, to aid in safety, navigation, and locating fish, it has modern electronics – GPS, VHF, and Color LCD Fish Finder

Captain
US Coast Guard licensed

Health
Information provided is general please consult with your physician

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended for all travel to protect your investment and in case of emergencies.

Passport
Passport not required for U.S. citizen

Information and prices subject to change without notice

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