February 25, 2017

Sturgeon

Sturgeon Fishing on the Snake River
Idaho, Oregon and Washington State

STURGEON FISHING ON THE SNAKE RIVER

What is a Sturgeon? Sturgeon, group of about 25 species of large, primitive fishes. They feed on small animals and plants, which they suck into extend-able, toothless mouths. A sturgeon’s body is long and narrow with several rows of bony plates along the back and sides. The upper lobe of the tail is much longer than the lower. Sturgeons are prehistoric looking things that can be well over 100 years old.

Ranging from 1 foot to over 13 feet, the Sturgeon is one of the largest fresh water fish on the planet. Because of their magnificent size and sheer brute strength, they were voted by In-Fisherman Magazine as one of the top ten fish to catch in the world!

We offer two Sturgeon trips the first is a Catch and Release trip departing at Heller Bar on the Snake River you will fish the entrance to Hells Canyon this is our most productive fishery averaging 5 oversized 6 to 10 foot fish per day.  The Second trip is a catch and keep trip below Lower Granite and Little Goose dams on the Snake River although generally a bit less productive you can keep 1 Sturgeon 43″ to 54″ per day.

 

Another big Snake River Sturgeon