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Sturgeon fishing guides on the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington where it also runs into Idaho catch keeper Sturgeon and Trophy Sturgeon. Astoria is a popular spot for catching oversize Sturgeon and Keeper-Sturgeon and Shad is used as bait for the larger bottom feeders. Fishing reports are posted on Sturgeon fishing websites for the Lower Columbia River and the Mouth of the Columbia River all the way up to the Bonneville dam or just below Bonneville dam Sturgeon fishing locations. Many popular Sturgeon charters and Sturgeon charter fishing boats offer trips on the Snake River or upper Columbia river for over-size Sturgeon.

Fishing for sturgeon and local resorts for sturgeon fishing guides and outfitters from all over the northwest. Sturgeon fishing guides for the Columbia river, Snake river, Astoria and Bonneville dam. Columbia river Sturgeon fishing guides catch keeper Sturgeon, Trophy Sturgeon and lots of Shakers too. Book a trip today with Oregon Sturgeon fishing guides and have a great Sturgeon fishing trip.

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 
May 4, 2017
Sturgeon fishery opens June 3 in Priest Rapids, Wanapum reservoirs
Action: Allow harvest of sturgeon.
Effective dates: One hour before official sunrise on June 3 through one hour after official sunset on Sept. 30, 2017.
Species affected: White sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork length.
Location: Priest Rapids Reservoir (from Priest Rapids Dam to Wanapum Dam) and Wanapum Reservoir (from Wanapum Dam to Rock Island Dam).
Reason for action: Hatchery-origin white sturgeon residing in Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs since the early 2000s are abundant and have grown to a harvestable size. Removal of these hatchery-origin fish is consistent with ongoing actions to rebuild depressed populations of wild-origin white sturgeon in Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs.
Other information:
Daily limit of one (1) sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork length may be harvested from Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs.
Annual limit of two (2) sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork length may be harvested from Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs. Anglers are required to record sturgeon harvested from Priest Rapids (537) and Wanapum (539) reservoirs on a Catch Record Card.
Catch-and-release fishing is allowed in Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs after the daily limit is harvested.
Any sturgeon not to be harvested must be released immediately. Oversized sturgeon cannot be removed totally or in part from the water.
Night closure is in effect for sturgeon. Official sunrise and sunset times can be found at:
Only one single-point barbless hook and bait is allowed while fishing for sturgeon.
Anglers may fish for sturgeon with two poles with the purchase of a Two-Pole Endorsement license.
In the field, eggs must be retained with intact carcass of fish from which they came.
All closed-water areas in and around Priest Rapids, Wanapum, and Rock Island dams are still in effect. Check the current sport fishing rules pamphlet for complete details (
Daily and annual limits, harvestable slot length limits, Catch Record Card recording requirements, and all other sport fishing rules governing sturgeon harvest in all other legally open fisheries still apply.
Information Contact: Chad Jackson, District Fish Biologist, (509) 754-4624 x250

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.



N.W. 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.

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sturgeon fishing guides

Oregon Sturgeon fishing guides and Washington Sturgeon fishing guides fish for keeper Sturgeon on the Columbia River trophy Sturgeon oversize Sturgeon on the Willamette River below Bonneville dam all the way to Astoria, Oregon and on the Snake River oversize or over size Sturgeon are caught by Sturgeon fishing guides who know how to catch Sturgeon.

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Whether you are looking to fish the Columbia River or the Pacific Ocean you'll need an experienced guide. Oregon Fishing Guide Service...Fish in Oregon with fishing guide, Billy Davis of Gale Force Guides!
Billy has lived & fished the lower Columbia area his whole life. He was going over the Columbia River Bar at the age of 12 as a deckhand on a charter boat out of Hammond, OR. In 1980 he obtained his U.S. Coast Guard Masters license.
We specialize in sturgeon fishing, salmon fishing, (King Salmon & Coho salmon) steelhead fishing, & crab fishing on the Columbia River, Willamette River, Nehalem River, Tillamook Bay, & Buoy 10 as well as crossing the Columbia River Bar to fish in the Pacific Ocean.
Besides offering fishing tips & fishing reports, we also offer tips on beachcombing & razor clam digging in & around Astoria, Seaside, Warrenton, Cannon Beach, & Hammond. GALE FORCE GUIDES

Sturgeon fishing regulations:


The retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Anglers are limited to the use of only one single-point barbless hook while angling for white sturgeon. It is unlawful to use lamprey for bait. In all areas, catch-and-release sturgeon angling is allowed during non-retention periods, unless otherwise indicated.
Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines (mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines (River Mile 40) downstream to the mouth at Buoy 10, including Youngs Bay; and all adjacent Washington tributaries)
Retention of white sturgeon allowed seven days per week from Tuesday January 1, 2008 through Wednesday April 30, 2008 with a 42-inch minimum size limit in effect.

Retention of white sturgeon allowed seven days per week from Saturday May 10, 2008 through Tuesday June 24, 2008 (or until the catch guideline is reached) with a 45-inch minimum size limit in effect.

Retention of white sturgeon prohibited seven days per week from Thursday May 1, 2008 through Friday May 9, 2008 and Wednesday June 25, 2008 through Wednesday December 31, 2008.

Catch limits and other restrictions listed in the current 2008 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet remain in effect the entire year.  see all the rest of the Sturgeon fishing regulations at the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife website.

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