Fishing Guides for Sturgeon catch
trophy Sturgeon oversize Sturgeon and keepers or keeper
Sturgeon on the Columbia River between Oregon Sturgeon
fishing spots and Washington Sturgeon fishing places.
Sturgeon primitive fish of the northern regions of
Europe, Asia, and North America. Their food—e.g., crayfish,
snails, larvae, and small fishes—from the water bottom
through their small, toothless, fleshy-lipped mouths.
Some species are the Atlantic sturgeon some ascend rivers to
spawn; and some (the largest of inland fish) are found in
landlocked waters. The largest species is the Russian
sturgeon. The Pacific sturgeon may weigh over half a ton and
attain a length of 12 ft. The green sturgeon is a smaller
Pacific variety, and the common sturgeon is found in coastal
waters and rivers of Europe and E North America.
Smoked sturgeon is considered a delicacy in many areas, and
sturgeon eggs are the source of the better grades of caviar,
sometimes in combination with eggs of the paddlefish, a
Reservoir is considered to have a good white sturgeon
population that is dominated by young ages the white
sturgeon population is fairly successful recovery Program
Review for Endangered Pallid Sturgeon in the Upper Missouri
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Sturgeon Fishing Guides Information For
Sturgeon Fishing On The Columbia River From The Oregon Dept.
Of Fish & Wildlife.
Sturgeon and Keeper
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Keeper Size Sturgeon fishing on lighter
tackle where limit is the norm not the
These Sturgeon must be at least 38
inches long and no longer than 54 inches
to put them in the box, but with the
large population of Sturgeon in the
Columbia River there is non-stop action
catching and releasing smaller and
sometimes longer Sturgeon until you get
the one you want to take home (must be
38-54") with white flaky meat similar to
Halibut, a great eating fish.
July 24, 2008: The states of Oregon and
Washington decided today to close the Columbia River estuary
to sturgeon fishing, effective 12:01 a.m., Sunday, July 27.
They also added two months to the sturgeon season between
the Wauna power lines and Bonneville dam.
The emergency action was taken during a joint state hearing
Thursday morning following staff reports forecasting that
fishermen will likely achieve sturgeon quotas for the
Columbia River estuary sometime on Saturday. The closure
affects the Columbia River from the mouth upstream
approximately 40 miles to the Wauna power lines. It reduces
by one day an eight-day extended season approved by the two
states on June 27.
The order issued by fishery managers from the Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife was based on quotas established in a
three-year joint sturgeon management plan. Primary
objectives of the accord include protecting and conserving
sturgeon brood stock while offering anglers diverse fishing
Since the extended season began on July 10, the estuary on
the lower Columbia has received intense pressure from
fishermen looking to land 45- to 60-inch fish, according to
John North, ODFW’s Columbia River fisheries manager. North
reported that during an aerial survey of the estuary on July
19, ODFW counted 670 private boats, which is the second
highest daily count since 1983. In the first six days of the
extended season lower Columbia fishermen harvested an
estimated 3,700 sturgeon, leaving 364 fish remaining until
the three-year quota for that section of the river is met.
“Catch rates during July for both private and charter boats
have been excellent,” said North.
Fishery managers from the two states also approved a
sturgeon season extension in the Columbia above Wauna that
begins Aug. 1 and continues through Sept. 30. They concluded
this additional opportunity is possible without exceeding
the management guideline for this section of the river. The
season extension also applies to the lower Willamette River
upstream to Willamette Falls, including Multnomah Channel.
Allowing sturgeon retention during August provides an
additional recreational fishery when opportunities for
salmon angling are limited, according to North, who noted
that Chinook salmon fishing in the main stem Columbia
doesn’t start until Sept. 1 this year. During the new
August-September sturgeon season, fishermen between the
Wauna power lines and Bonneville dam will be permitted to
keep white sturgeon ranging in size from 42 to 60 inches on
Thursday through Sunday. Essentially, the addition of the
August-September period means fishermen will be able to keep
sturgeon four days a week from August through the end of the
year in this section of the river.
Sturgeon, a fish that hasn't changed much the world's
largest and most viable population of lake sturgeon and try
to steal our fish.
This Sturgeon was caught on the Fraser
River just above the Mission bridge.. It weighed out at over
1000lbs and measured out at 11'1". It was 56" around the
girth. It took over 6 and a half hours and 4 dozen beers and
4 guys taking turns reeling.
This sturgeon weighed out at over 1,000
pounds and measured out at 11 feet, 1 inch. It was 56 inches
around the girth and took over 6 hours for the four guys
taking turns reeling. It was caught at the mouth of the
Sturgeon can be caught on the
Columbia river and Willamette river in Portland and from
Astoria to upper Columbia River as well as the Snake River
and below the Bonneville dam pool and on the Coast in
Astoria, Tillamook bay and Yaquina bay.
An article about Sturgeon
on the Columbia River by The Oregonian
Big ball of sturgeon in Columbia River
The Oregonian May 15, 2008 21:37PM
When sonar surveys spotted a vast pile of rubble in the
Columbia River below Bonneville Dam late
last winter, officials suddenly worried
that part of the dam structure was
eroding into the river.
What they found below the spillways in February was not
a giant pile of rock at all, but a
humongous pile of thousands upon
thousands of sturgeon -- some of them 14
feet long or longer -- lounging together
in frigid water at the bottom of the
The mountain of white sturgeon contained around 60,000
fish, according to a rough estimate by
Michael Parsley, a research fisheries
biologist with the U.S. Geological
Survey's Columbia River Research
Laboratory in Cook, Wash. He described
that estimate as "probably
The lingering question is: What were
all the fish doing there?