Sturgeon Fishing Information: We start fishing for
sturgeon from mid May through July. Keeper sturgeon sizing
ranges between 45-60 inches. Many days we catch 40- 60 fish.
We fish a lot in shallow water which is really a lot of fun.
There is no better place to fish for Fresh White
Sturgeon in the United States than the lower Columbia River.
Fish are available for many months and provide great sport
fishing. Both retention seasons and catch and release are
The "keeper" season runs traditionally from mid May
until the quota is caught near the 4th of July. This is when
fish are moving into and out of the lower river allowing us
to have large numbers of fish in the area!
Fish range in size from 38" to over 10 feet! These port
fish will challenge any anglers fighting kills and yet is a
perfect trip for kids and inexperienced anglers. These fresh
fish are also great eating. You also need to know this is
one the most popular fisheries for Sturgeon anywhere.
Anglers come from everywhere for this keeper season. As a
result advanced bookings are suggested.
The catch and release seasons for us are April, July
and August. During these times large schools of fish come in
to make their spawning runs as well as fish coming into feed
on huge schools of bait (July, August). During these trips
you can have days of 50+ fish! We know there can be amazing
action on these catch and release days. When we are asked
what is the best time for us to come and have lot's of
action this is it. Catch & release Sturgeon on the lower
Columbia River stands alone for hot action!
Billy Davis has been chasing these fish since he was a
kid. With that experience Billy knows where and when to fish. Billy and his vast experience and knowledge of the runs makes
him the top
producers of quality fish each season. Gale Force Guides also prefers to when possible fish shallow
water with light gear. There is no better fight then when
you hook a large Sturgeon in shallow water and see the fish
come out of the water and then take a 50 plus yard run for
These are fishing trips you must try and you'll be
hooked for years. Great trip for all members of the family
and the experienced angler. Contact us for more information.
today for more trip information or to reserve your trip.
- or CALL 503-861-1494