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sdelorenzo

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I am hoping the rains slow down this week so I can go Sturgeon fishing this weekend on the columbia. I am unfamiliar with fishing up near Bonneville, does anyone know of any good spots around the Sandy or lower?? Scott
 
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if you can go right up by bonneville try the islands they have out there. you can drive out to them . or try right below boneville at the mouth of tanner creek. if you have trouble finding these areas people at the hatchery can help ya out with directions. hope this helps
 
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How is the fishing off of the fishing island they have for sturgeon? I've always fished for them by tanned creek with little success, but I'm still really new at finding Columbia river surgeon holes from the bank. Of course there is like 20 miles of bank back to Portland I haven't tried yet. Ahh, its fun though
 
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I know a lot of guys have a ton of success from the bank at Kelley Point Park where the Willamette runs into the Columbia. Would be an option.
 
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I only have minimal personal experience with sturgeon fishing from my own boat but here's my two cents. The areas mentioned above are all good spots but for Tanner creek you must be EXTREMELY knowledgeable of that stretch to fish there. Tanner Creek can pull your boat to the bottom. As I recall, you need 200 feet of anchor line (available) to be safe on the Columbia and 100 on the Willamette. I've heard horror stories about boaters with too little anchor line hooking up on the bottom at Tanner and the current pulls them under. Bank fishing there is ok but competative. There are other places to fish up there besides that area. Launch at Dodson Park. Beaverfan mentioned Kelly Point. I'd say that's a safer spot and probably just as productive. Use herring or sardine on the bottom and your cannonball weight on a sliding swivel.:)
 
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How is the fishing off of the fishing island they have for sturgeon? I've always fished for them by tanned creek with little success, but I'm still really new at finding Columbia river surgeon holes from the bank. Of course there is like 20 miles of bank back to Portland I haven't tried yet. Ahh, its fun though

ive seen quite a few nice fish pulled from there sometimes it will spit out quite a few fish. theres often small mouth anglers there too. i liike that spt because its jst one deep pool below the dam and theres a lot of room . try shad for bait if you can get your hands on them.
 
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Thanks, I failed to mention I will be fishing out of my boat, not bank fishing. What are the best areas in the Portland area west of the Sandy river?
I am a new boat owner but accomplished and not ready to use my anchor system near Bonneville with the currents.
 
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I know a certain guide who is a member here that does very well fishing the Columbia right in front of Kelley Point Park. As long as you have a depth finder it's not very tough to find spots to fish.
 
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Thanks beaver fan, I hope you guys have a better season next year. I thought they had great moments and Riley will get them straight, I hope......
 
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