Astoria Estuary Sturgeon Fishing

sturgeon fishing in the astoria estuary

The best sturgeon fishing of the year on the Columbia River happens in the Astoria Estuary. Sturgeon converge on the area from June through September to gorge themselves on the bait fish that invade the estuary during the summer. The season to keep sturgeon is usually from the end of May into early July. After the closure, incredible catch and release fishing can be had well into September. All the fish with none of the fishing pressure equals a lot of fun.

Astoria sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River with guide Lance Fisher

The Astoria Estuary certainly holds incredible numbers of sturgeon, but the main reason I love to guide for these fish is because of the shallow water action my customers are able to experience. We will regularly catch fish in 3-6 feet of water on light tackle. Now that’s fun!
Whether you’re interested in coming for a day or several days, please visit the links below to help plan your trip and by all means, please call or email me with any questions or to simply reserve your date/dates. For those of you looking to fish multiple days, there are several months available to combo Sturgeon and Salmon trips.

a limit of sturgeon caught fishing in the astoria estuary with guide Lance Fisher

Astoria Salmon Fishing- Buoy 10

Astoria Ocean Charters

A guides recommendation of places to stay while fishing in Astoria

Where guides eat while fishing in Astoria

Things to do in and around Astoria

For any questions you might have about Astoria Estuary Sturgeon Fishing , or to simply book a trip, email me, or call 971.401.0521.