With spring finally arriving it’s time to hire a Portland Oregon sturgeon fishing guide.

At Marvin’s Guide Service, we are one of the top sturgeon fishing guides in the Norhtwest. I will be fishing the Willamette River and Columbia River hooking up on some excellent Sturgeon.

Sturgeon fishing in the Portland Oregon area has been a Favorite of mine for years.  with Sturgeon ranging 4 to 11 feet long offers excitement for everybody on the boat.

We will be fishing a few of our favorite Sturgeon spots near Portland Oregon and finding good Sturgeon fishing wherever we go. Sturgeon fishing should stay good throughout the summer and continue to get better as shad start to show up in the river. One of my favorite baits for giant sturgeon is shad. I will use the whole entire shad for giant sturgeon.

We will also be offering shad fishing trips in the Portland, Oregon area. When season allows, we won’t do combo sturgeon in shad trips in the same day.

Spring and summer will be a great time to catch big quality sturgeon. The largest freshwater fish in North America is a sturgeon.

Sturgeon is mostly all catch and release, but there will be a very small window in January 2024 to fish above Bonneville Dam for some keepers to help fill the freezer. Post was updated January 16, 2024, the sturgeon season above Bonneville has closed. However, sturgeon fishing is still open for catch and release.

There is also the potential for another Sturgeon season on the Columbia River in 2024 in the Astoria Oregon, watch for updates here.

Official information from Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife offices for the 2024 season Keep an eye on the blog or the Marvin’s Guide Service Facebook page to get the information as soon as we have it.

Opportunities for the 2024 sturgeon season, seats will fill fast, so book your date now.

Fishing for keeper sturgeon will likely be in Cascade Locks or Hood River, Oregon, depending on weather.

When you hire Marvin as your Portland Oregon Sturgeon fishing guide, you’ll be in the comfort of a 27-foot covered and heated boat.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, as we’re always posting pictures of sturgeon where we catch on the Columbia River near Portland, OR here.




Sturgeon jumping out of the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon as a client is doing battle with it.

Columbia River Sturgeon jumping.

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