Starting January 1, 2014 we will have a short season to keep Sturgeon on the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam. When I say short, I mean short. If we are lucky we will have 24 days. 2014 keeper Sturgeon fishing season for the Bonneville pool should be January 1 through January 24th or until the quota is met. Be sure to check daily for any emergency closures. Call Marvin’s Guide Service today to book your trip and don’t worry about the cold! We have a top and a heater to keep you nice and warm while fishing from our new 2014 23’ Alumaweld Intruder. Remember this will be more than likely the only time in 2014 to keep a Sturgeon. We will continue to operate catch and release trips the rest of the year.
2013 will be it for Keeping Sturgeon on the lower Columbia River and tributaries. So if you want to keep a Sturgeon and help fill your freezer, you better go in the winter of 2013. When you go with Marvin’s Guide Service you will be fishing from a covered heated boat.
Holy crap, it was crazy it was wild, there were happy people and very pissed off people, yes I’m talking about yesterday at the Oregon fish and wildlife commission meeting.
Here’s whats going to be new in 2013 on the Columbia River. Commission voted 4-2 to ban gillnetting on the main stem of the Columbia River.
If you’re looking for Steelhead, there’s nothing better than the John Day River in November. Most of these fish are Summer hold-overs seeking cool water before heading off to Idaho. These Steelhead fight hard, run and jump and charge the boat. If you let the the line get slack, they run in the opposite direction and jump and run hard. This is a blast on light tackle.
Columbia River opens back up for Spring Salmon fishing tomorrow April 8th, it will be open lintel April 15th.
With the Columbia River running fast, I would suggest anchoring instead of trolling.
Here is a look at the rules again.
Well the season is set For the 2010 Spring Salmon season On the Columbia River Like it or not!
Columbia River, Buoy 10 to I-5 Bridge
We will find out next week what days we can fish, I can only hope that fish and game won’t screw us over this year. So if you want your shot at salmon fishing, you better call soon.
Here are my top 3 places for Spring Salmon on the Columbia river in the Portland Oregon area.
One of the first places I like to fish for Spring salmon is on the Columbia River, trolling between the 205 bridge and the I 5 Bridge. This area has become very popular the last few years. So if you plan on fishing here, you better get your boat in the river Early in the morning.
With experts saying that the Columbia River is going to have the best run of Spring salmon since 1938, I am looking forward to great salmon fishing in the Portland Oregon area. Let me tell you last year we had plenty of action, and expecting more this year, WOW!!!!
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.