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

At Marvin’s Guide Service, we have switched gears and hitting up the Willamette River and Columbia River hooking up on some excellent catch and release Sturgeon. Fishing Sturgeon fishing in the Portland Oregon area has been great so far with Sturgeon 4 to 11 feet long taking our bait. We have been fishing a few of our favorite Sturgeon spots and finding good fishing wherever we go. Catch and release Sturgeon fishing should stay like this throughout the summer and continue to get better as shad start to show up in the river. One of my favorite babes for giant sturgeon is shad. I will use the whole entire shad for bait.

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

Sturgeon is mostly all catch and release, but there will be a very small window in January to fish about Bonneville Dam for some keepers to help fill the freezer.

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

Official information from Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife offices for the rest 2023 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.

These will be the only opportunities of 2023 to keep a sturgeon, and I expect seats to fill fast. 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 Alumaweld that is covered and heated.



Columbia River Sturgeon jumping.

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