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I would like to go one my first Sturgeon trip. Are there quite a few guides in the Portland area? What times of year are best for Sturgeon?
 
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Umpqua river...

Umpqua river...

You might want to consider the Umpqua for Sturgeon, that is if you are up to the fight of a life time. I have fished three rivers for Sturgeon, CR,Willy and Umpqua... I doubt I will ever fish for Sturgeon again but if I was; it would be the Umpqua hands down. I can even recommend a guide....http://www.theoregonangler.com A trip of a life time is only a phone call away. What ever you decide to do have a great day and take your camera.

Chuck
 
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Sturgeon Guide

Sturgeon Guide

Everyone has a favorite guide because there are lots of them out there. Mine is Pete McMenamin with Sturgeons Northwest. I usually fish out of my own boat and he is the only one I have fished with other than that. Great guy and gets into the fish.

Astoria is supposed to be heating up nicely now ( I have never fished that area) and Bonneville area will pick up a bit later. Depends on whether you want a keeper or an oversize. I fished with some guys on the Columbia out of Rooster Rock a couple of weeks ago. We got seven to the boat, one keeper size but was Monday and no oversize. The day before they were out and landed an oversize. My understanding is that Astoria is a keeper show. I have had fun with the oversize in July-Aug near Bonneville in years past.

Evan
 
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About how much would it cost to take 3-4 guys out for a day of guided sturgeon fishing? (rough estimate)
 
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$150, to $185 per peson depending on who you go with.

A member of this site - Seefood Man, runs a guide service "Megabites guide service" and is fishing Astoria for keepers right now if I remember right.
 
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$150, to $185 per peson depending on who you go with.

A member of this site - Seefood Man, runs a guide service "Megabites guide service" and is fishing Astoria for keepers right now if I remember right.

Cool man, I'm expecting in laws from overseas this summer, and this would be a great way to score a trip for me :cool:
 
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I fished Astoria last weekend in my boat and hammered the keepers with one oversize. I hear that the bite is getting better by the day. If you are looking to take some fish home I would highly recommend Astoria. You can charter out of that area for 100-125 per person. Last year some friends and I chartered a 6 person boat out of Warrenton for 600 and had a great time.
 
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probably $175 a pop! I will be on the umpqua fishing monday for summer steel and springers with one of the best guide's on the river (born and raised right on the river, I will ask (If I remember) about fishing for sturgeon! You got the estuary this month, probanly the best place right now for keepers, bonni all june for Oversize and the willy right now is well, I'll let ya know tomorrow:lol: You got the snake over there, that is full of Oversize, something to ponder
 
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll start planting this seed with the wife and see if it grows into a trip.
 
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll start planting this seed with the wife and see if it grows into a trip.

I been fishing at the esturary and it's is getting better by the day. Three to four is 165 each and five to six is 155 each.
Give me a call as I have a few days open. 360-513-5256
Sincerely Yours
Pete
 
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I too would recommend Astoria. Last year we caught keepers, but I went out last week and we caught two oversize one was over 7 feet and four keepers on our charter boat. We went with Charlton Charters, a local guy. I think it was 125 plus a license. After that, take your fish to Sturgeon Jon's in Warrenton, they'll fillet it and smoke it (the best). There's other good fishing there too, on the South Jetty, and Salmon is coming soon. Halibut opens back up in August if you were looking to come up then.
 
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Miniumum of $600 if he is a licenced guide, insured and providing everything I would think plus a generous tip of at least 15 percent if he works his tail off. I figure !50.00 per angler as a rule of thumb and it is really tuff to find a guide willing to take out just 1 person as a rule anywhere. Kent
 
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Hi, I sturgeon fish year around like now I have been fishing in the channel.

May and June is a great time to fish Sturgeon, because we go out and catch shad for bait then we go sturgeon fishing, makes a good day.

My trips are $160 each. $145 each 3 or more.

I do have winter rates January and February.

Check me out on the web Oregon Washington Fishing Guide Columbia River 503-314-5087
 
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Call me ignorant-I am new to sturgeon fishing (in the northwest) where is the estuary? Thanks, Ed

Ed BIG DIFFERENCE in being ignorant and just wanting to learn something.
No problem wanting to learn!

The "Estuary" is from basically Tongue Point down to the mouth or the Columbia. The term estuary is mainly used to refer to the sturgeon season.

While on the other hand the same area, but mostly at the mouth is referred to as Buoy 10 during the salmon seasons.

Here is the link to ODFW maps. in PFD
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/docs/2010_Columbia_River_Zone_Fish_Regs.pdf

I will be at the Portland Sportsman's Show 2/10 -2/14
In Hall E, Booth #1027 Come on by and say HI !
I will be running a killer "Show Special" as well.
 
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Seafood is right, if you hear those terms around here that is what they are reffering to.


Almost any bay is an estuary, its a partially enclosed body of water that transitions a stream or river to the ocean. (paraphrasing wikipedia)
 
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I'm thinking about going for oversized sturgeon on a guided trip just after labourday in september together with my brother. I've noticed there are guides located near Portland and also some near Lewiston Idaho. Is september any good for oversized sturgeon. What are the chances of catching on a day's fishing?
What is the best spot for oversized, and how big do they get?
 
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Well first off Anton I would start a new thread for that information second off I would suggest portland oregon area guides Targeting around Bonneville. The oversize will run up to 14-16 feet 8-12 is most common. If all goes well you would be lookin at 3-6 oversized fish a day
 
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