Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Sturgeon Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $350
    This trip lets you share the boat with other anglers. Your captain will cover fishing equipment but you'll need to purchase your fishing license. Every Sturgeon needs to be released.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sturgeon Private
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $900
    This private trip means you'll have the whole boat to yourself even if there are fewer than 5 people in your group. Target Sturgeon and experience one of the most exciting types of fishing in the world. Your captain covers your fishing equipment but you'll need to purchase your license in advance. Sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish, capable of growing to more than 1,000 pounds and 10 feet in length. Come out and play tug of war with one of the biggest fish you might ever catch in your life.
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About the Captain

Wade Grant
Portland, Oregon, United States
Angler's Choice
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46 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2019
My Dad and Grandpa got me hooked on this life when I was about 6 years old. I've been fishing the Northwest rivers and ocean ever since! I love sharing my experience, stories, and excitement with all of my clients. My favorite thing is probably seeing the smile on a client's face when they hook into their first big fish... and there is nothing better than hearing a kid say... "got one!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Willie Boats (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Steven S.
Vancouver, Washington
Excellent
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Excellent
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Full Day trip with Capt. Wade

VERIFIED   Sturgeon Trip (Shared) on June 29, 2021
Went out today Salmon / Sturgeon fishing with Capt. Wade and had a great time!  Although no salmon were to be found and the...
Steven S. recommends Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
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Tina S.
Portland, Oregon
Excellent
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Sturgeon with Wade

VERIFIED   NEW  Sturgeon Trip (Shared) on June 22, 2022
Wade took the time to really search for sturgeon so my son could experience reeling one in.  It really made my son’s day
Tina S. recommends Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
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Charlene G.
Clovis, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family Sturgeon Trip

VERIFIED   Sturgeon Trip (Shared) on June 30, 2021
Captain Wade was fantastic. Our family has years of experience fishing bass and trout but we have never fished for sturgeon....
Charlene G. recommends Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing
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Joel W.
O'Fallon, MO
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Sturgeon Trip (Shared) on June 16, 2022
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Adam M.
Washougal, WA
Excellent
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VERIFIED   NEW  Sturgeon Trip (Shared) on May 26, 2022
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FAQs about Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing

Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - Sturgeon Trip (Shared) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Sturgeon Private (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rivertrek NW – Sturgeon Fishing include:
  • Sturgeon