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Looking for a reasonably priced guide

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by oknow, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody out there have a name of a reasonably priced guide for fishing the Columbia for sturgeon that'll put you on the fish
     
  2. safrole

    safrole tigard Member

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    not going to happen they are shutting sturgeon down for 5 years buddy.
     
  3. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Missed seeing anything about that.
     
  4. safrole

    safrole tigard Member

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    Im not entirely sure what the regs are in washington. but basically here in oregon about a month ago or so they opened sturgeon season in the willamette and stuff for one day and then closed it. Its possible that it could remain closed for up to 5 years. That rule is in affect for all of the willamette below the falls and the lower columbia below the dam which I'm sure is in effect for washington too.
    Sturgeon retention above bonneville dam is still being allowed but catch rates are very poor and its highly unlikely that anyone will be guiding that section of the river. anyway i'm always looking to salmon and steelhead fish i'm totally hooked. all my married buddies are pussies and never hangout. however i am in oregon
     
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  5. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'll have to do some more inquiring.
     
  6. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Didn't know about the closure but I do know the numbers are on a very sharp decline due to marine mammals (non native seals and California sea lions) in the Columbia below Bonneville Dam and the by catch from the gillnet fisheries over the years.
    They have been in trouble due the Dams and over harvest just like the Salmon and Steelhead. So sad...
     
  7. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    If the seson is open in WA I know someone who can put you on them on the Chehalis. I will ask him if he is up to it.
     
  8. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a winner to me :thumbup:
     
  9. dunndeal

    dunndeal Eagle Point, OR Member

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    It's been several years since I fished for the oversize sturgeon because it's too much for my old bones. I've fished with several guides there and I'd recommend Frank Russem Sturgeon Fishing Guide Columbia River Portland Astoria. Another recommendation would be Dan Ponciano About Dan Ponciano, Professional Guide - Ponciano's Guided Fishing Trips.

    I've caught 2 in the 500 pound class, one year my fishing buddy got one over 13 feet. It was the biggest our guide have ever seen and estimated it to weigh 850 pounds, it jumped clear out of the water twice.
     
  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Would love to have seen something like that coming out of the water.
     
  11. chickenbone

    chickenbone washougal Member

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    sturgeon fishing opened jan. 1st above bonneville dam.steves guided adventures out of washougal or call any guide service in hood river and they could hook you up .There are a few on craigslist right now if you go to sporting and type in sturgeon you'll find em.they have been doing good around white salmon and drano lake the past couple days.
     
  12. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
  13. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    I have a 14 foot boat and am alwAys wanting someone to fish with out of Lincoln City.
    I am disabled and can't manage the boat on my own
     
  14. claybreakerjaker

    claybreakerjaker SW WA Member

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    call mark ervig of ervigs outfitters....206-972-fish. great guy- elochoman, kalama, grays....excellent rates
     
  15. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    Hey If you ever want to go out i would be more than happy to join you. Just show/tell me what i need to do on the boat and i will do it. Send me a PM if this sounds good too you!