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.
The Astoria Estuary certainly holds incredible numbers of sturgeon, but the main reason I love to guide for these fish is because the shallow water action provides my customers an incredible 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 contact 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 do combo Sturgeon and Salmon trips.
For any questions you might have about Astoria Estuary Sturgeon Fishing, or to simply book a trip, contact me, or call 971.401.0521.