Catch one of the oldest fish species in the world with Rivertrek! Join Captain Wade in Portland, where you’ll go either on the Columbia River or the Willamette River to target Sturgeon. These rivers are the route to Astoria, where they migrate every year. Challenge yourself with a magnificent fish at the other end of your line.
Once you meet Capt. Wade, you’ll board his 23’ Willie Boats aluminum vessel. This boat accommodates up to 6 guests, features all navigational electronics you’ll need, and has 2 engines - a 250 HP Yamaha engine and a trolling motor with autopilot.
These monster fish are bottom feeders, so the best way to catch them is by anchoring the boat, throwing fresh bait, and waiting for your main target to show up. They are hard fighters and reeling them in is by no means an easy task. Feel your adrenaline rise as you feel the lines go tight and start to scream.
Catching several Sturgeon over anywhere from 50-150 pounds is to be expected from April through September. On the good days, you are only limited to how many you can catch cause your arms are burning!
Whether you want to catch a lot of fish in a day or maybe the largest fish you have ever caught, fishing for Sturgeon on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers has it for you.
Try out one of the best catch and release fisheries with Rivertrek!
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Willie Boats (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.
Types of fishing
You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Portland Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
- $175 per person - Sturgeon Trip (Shared) (6 hours)
- $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Sturgeon Private (6 hours)
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- River Fishing
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing