Sturgeon fishing rigging on the Columbia River

by on Jan.15, 2010, under Columbia River, General

Here is how Marvin’s Guide Service rigs up for Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia river.

My rods are the ugly stick tiger rods, I use peen 320 gti for the reel with 80# test tuf line.

First thing I do is slide a slider up the main line, then I put 2 or 3 beads on, this just gives you a little space between you sinker and the swivel. Then I tie a barrel swivel to the main line, I like to use a 250# test swivel.

Then for my leader to the hook is 130# Dacron about 3 feet or so, Now depending on the bait I use, that will determine the size hook I use, If I am fishing with a big bait like a whole Shad then I use a size 10 hook, for smelt or squid I like a 5 or 6. all hooks have to be barbless.

Good luck and don’t forget to see us on are Sturgeon page.


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