OutCatching

OutCatching invites you on specialized Sturgeon fishing trips on the Columbia River in The Dalles, Oregon. This area is world famous for Sturgeon fishing as it has a healthy population of the species and expert guides. Your guide will be Captain Darrell Axtell who has fished these waters for a long time and knows the best techniques of hooking a Sturgeon.

Captain Darrell will get you on the keepers or the oversized 7-14ft monsters and provide you with one of the best fishing trips of your life. He is a kind and fun person whose goal is for you to have a productive fishing adventure.

You will go out on a 23-foot North River aluminum fishing boat, which was built in 2016. The new beauty is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and is reliable on the water. The boat is fully equipped with the necessary safety equipment such as life jackets and your captain is CPR-certified.

The boat features a GPS and fishfinder that will both help you get to the best and most productive spots. You will use the on board provided fishing gear in the form of rods, reels, tackle, and lures which have proved to be very efficient in attracting Sturgeon.

OutCatching will advise you if you are allowed to keep the Sturgeon you catch based upon regulations for the period and the slot. The charter is very child-friendly so bring the kids along for a fun day of bonding and learning about this magnificent fish.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will give you the opportunity to fish for Sturgeon for 8 whole hours. You will meet Captain Darrell on the dock at 7 am and catch fish until 3:00 pm.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $200
    per person
    This trip will give you the opportunity to fish for Sturgeon for 8 whole hours. You will meet Captain Darrell on the dock at 7 am and catch fish until 3:00 pm.
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About the Captain

Darrell Axtell
The Dalles, Oregon, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Darrell is an experienced Sturgeon, Salmon and Walleye guide who loves nothing more than seeing his customer's faces light up as they hook a big one. Captain Darrell will be able to take his guest to the best spots on a very comfortable boat. He can share some extraordinary tales of catching monster Sturgeon and other species.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho)
Sturgeon

Walleye

Boat Specs

North River (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.80
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
47\
39\
Full day trip
+6
Angler Rating
4
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ginnie E.
Seattle, Washington
 5.00
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Monster Sturgeon catching was amazing

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
Capt Darrell is the best, friendly, and very helpful and knowledgeable.  My husband and son caught and released an 11.2...
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Kerry O.
White Salmon, Washington
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   August 27, 2019
Great captain - fantastic time - will definitely do this again and again
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James M.
Fernley, NV
 4.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 18, 2019
My buddy and I were the only ones on the boat. We started out looking for some fresh shad before setting 3 lines.  Between...
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John W.
Malakoff, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 9, 2019
Had a wonderful time. Planning on doing it again . This was my 2 nd trip in a week with him and had a blast both times and...
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Clint S.
Sacramento, CA
 5.00
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Awesome Time!

VERIFIED   May 5, 2019
A Giant early then steady action all day. If it were keeper season we would have both tagged out.  Great Time, Great Guide,...
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