Willamette River Sturgeon

Sturgeon: The most well known are the white sturgeon, green sturgeon, trophy sturgeon and keeper sturgeon.
Steelhead: The winter run (winterrun) and summer run (summerrun) steelies make steelhead fishing a year 'round event.
Shad: Shad runs peak during the month of June on the Columbia River and the Willamette River. Watch the Bonneville dam fish counts to see when Shad are running.
Bass: Catch smallmouth bass, smallies, largemouth, striped bass, and other warmwater species in warmer areas of Central Oregon, and rocky shorelines of the Columbia, Willamette Snake and various other popular northwest rivers. The John Day and Umpqua rivers are popular for bass fishing and boast catch rates of over 100 bass a day during peak months.

Northwest Hawg Hunters
Fishing Guide Service

Bill Gaither is your guide and has spent his entire life fishing for salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead and Shad in the Northwest near the Portland, Oregon area.

Call today and book a trip now with one of the best known and popular Oregon fishing guides you will find. Bill knows the waters of this area like the back of his hand and he'll switch fishing locations from day to day due to last second condition changes. Lots of fishing guides get stuck in a rut and fish in EXACTLY the same place every day year after year and let the conditions dictate their success rate. Northwest Hawghunters checks out river flows, water levels, weather patterns and predictions, water clarity, tide changes and several other factors on a daily basis to determine the best strategies to use to catch fish. What techniques Bill uses or what baits and rigs he uses, where he fishes, what depth of water he fishes in, what colors of lures he uses and several other things determine what he will use to catch fish the next day. Most guides use the same data and the same poles and baits day after day, no matter what the conditions. some days they catch fish and some days they sit idle wondering what's going on and saying things like "man, you should have been here yesterday!"

What techniques Bill uses or what baits and rigs he uses, where he fishes, what depth of water he fishes in, what colors of lures he uses and several other things determine what he will use to catch fish the next day.
 

NW Sturgeon Adventures



NW Sturgeon Adventures offers 1/2 and full day trips on the scenic Columbia and Willamette rivers in Portland, Oregon or just minutes away. I run a fully covered and heated custom 2006 22 foot Alumaweld for your comfort and safety. With over 30 years of fishing in Oregon i can guarantee you a fun filled adventurous trip. If you are looking to catch trophy or keeper Sturgeon, Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye or Shad contact NW Sturgeon Adventures for your next outdoor adventure.

We offer 1/2 and full day sturgeon trips on the Scenic Columbia and Willamette rivers in Portland, Oregon or just minutes away. We run a fully covered and heated custom 2006 22ft Alumaweld for your comfort and safety. With over 25 years fishing for sturgeon, I can guarantee you a fun filled adventurous day. If you want an exciting day of fishing with a first class fishing guide, N.W. Sturgeon Adventures for the best STURGEON FISHING ONLY experience you'll find.

Willamette River Sturgeon Fishing Guide

Justin McCullough fishes for Columbia River King Salmon. Washington fishing guides like the Columbia River, the Cowlitz River, Drano Lake and the north fork of the Lewis River when fishing for Salmon, Steelhead Bass and Walleye. Justin is also an Oregon Fishing Guide and also fishes Tillamook Bay, the Willamette River, Clackamas River, Sandy River Wilson and Trask River. Buoy 10 is another hot spot for Salmon fishing where limits are common. Columbia River Kings Fishing Guide Service fishes the Columbia River locations from Buoy 10 near Astoria to Bonneville dam. Justin fishes popular Northwest rivers and streams near Portland, Oregon Vancouver, Washington and Southwest Washington. Trophy Sturgeon, also know as oversize Sturgeon can be caught in the Columbia River but good seats fill fast so call early to book for a Sturgeon fishing trip.

TIPS FOR CATCHING STURGEON

  • If your not getting sturgeon bites within at least half and hour move. Move as much as possible until you catch fish.

  • Have enough bait, and make sure it's fresh and stays fresh. It's also a good idea to have several kinds of bait in your boat.

  • If bait steeling trash fish are bad wrap your bait with elastic thread, if they are worse wrap it with spawn sack cloth too, if they are even worse, move. Usually if there are sturgeon in the area the trash fish aren't too bad.

White sturgeon

  • Before Pre-historic man walked this earth....the Sturgeon swam in its waters - our modern day Sturgeon is a carryover from those times. Some people say that Sturgeon can live for 50 years......some say 100 years....and a couple say the original species is still alive....swimming around in a land locked lake somewhere in Europe....

  • The White Sturgeon is one of approx. 27 species of Sturgeon.  It is the largest and most recognized and can grow to 20' in length and 2000# in weight.  The Sturgeon of the Pacific North West (Columbia and Fraser Rivers) mature at an older age and larger size - than the Sturgeon of the Sacramento & San Joaquin Rivers. That is one of the reasons for the different size limits of the sturgeon. The size limit was adjusted to protect the female "spawning" sturgeon.

  • The record for the biggest Sturgeon from the SF bay area is 468 lbs. That record "may never be broken because it was set prior to the max. size limit of 72" was set by Joey Pallotta out of Crockett, Ca..  As is common now a days, the conservation of the species is more important than its  record size. Though anglers may argue that point.

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