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Sturgeon Trip

Location: Astoria, Oregon


Starts: Mid-May

Ends: Mid-June


$300 per person, Maximum 6 - Minimum 4.

 *Due to the incresed cost of doing buisness, I regrettably need to raise my prices until we can curb inflation, and gas prices start to come back down.
I'm sorry to do this, but I'm hoping it's temporary. 

Join me in Astoria in January for White Sturgeon season!

Know Before You Go! 
Here's my FAQ section on Sturgeon fishing so you know what we're getting into. 


What The Heck Is A Sturgeon? 

There's no mistaking a sturgeon. This primitive-looking fish has large bony plates running down its back, along a flat snout, and a deeply forked tail. It's also covered in rough, scale-less skin, similar to a shark.
Sturgeon are bottom-feeder fish, so we'll be fishing where these big fish like to feed.

Sturgeon can put up a real fight, so be prepared for some hard work when it comes to reeling them in.  Don't be surprised if we are fighting 2 or 3 fish at the same time.

How Big Are These Fish? 

Keeping sizes for Sturgeon start at 44"  and goes to 50".

If we catch one that's longer than 50" - Great! Be sure to take a nice photo, but it has to be released.

What Do I  Need to Bring for the Trip?

ODFW Fishing License for Sturgeon 
Sturgeon requires a license and tag which can be purchased here  There is a MyODFW app for your phone that works for purchasing a license.  You will need a Columbia River Basin Endorsement along with your angling license and harvest tag.

Lunch, snacks and beverages for yourself, and or your guests. I would recommend something that would fit in a small cooler. Bring warm clothes, rain gear and a hat just to be safe.


Ninkasi has graciously provided beer if interested.

Do NOT bring Bananas please.  It may be a superstition, but I have stories!


When and Where are we Meeting? 

All trips begin when it is light out and last until our limit of one sturgeon per person is met or 2pm; whichever comes first. 

The meeting location will be decided at least a week before the trip.

Again, all participants are responsible for their own meals and ODFW fishing licenses and tags. 

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