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