Sturgeon Fishing Guides

Expert Sturgeon Fishing trips In the Pacific Northwest

What is a Sturgeon?

Sturgeon is a 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 freshwater fish on the planet. Let our expert Sturgeon fishing guides help you land the big one.

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 fishing guided trips.

The first is a Catch and Release Sturgeon fishing guide departing at Heller Bar on the Snake River. Here you will fish the entrance to Hells Canyon with spectacular scenery and plenty of wildlife to spot while you are waiting for your next bite. The Snake River fishery is our most productive, averaging 5 oversized 6 to 10-foot fish per day.

2nd Sturgeon fishing guide we offer

Our second Sturgeon fishing trip is a catch-and-keep trip on the Columbia River below John Day Dam.

Early January marks the perfect time for some serious Sturgeon fishing fun! Our expert Sturgeon fishing guides, who know these waters like the back of their hand, can get you onto thrilling action with a chance to snag some superb-sized keeper fish. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!

Large Sturgeon in Columbia River

Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

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Based on 116 reviews
Albert J. Farmer
Albert J. Farmer
January 5, 2024
After several trips with reel time fishing, they’re the only charter I use - they are great even on a slow day!!
Fishon
Fishon
January 4, 2024
This guide service is top notch! Gabe our guide on the Clearwater River in Idaho put us on the fish. Thanks!
Blair Hale
Blair Hale
November 6, 2023
Great guides, great fishing.
Paul Curtis
Paul Curtis
November 5, 2023
Thanks for showing us a great time on the river. Travis got all four of us on great steelhead. One was a real hog! Would highly recommend this company.
Grant Torrey
Grant Torrey
October 16, 2023
Great time fishing with knowledgeable guide. Hot lunch was nice but while parked on the beach seen two fish caught. Maybe a sandwich while fishing instead.
Brent Varriale
Brent Varriale
October 15, 2023
Fished 2 days with Captain Pepe and his crew in Cabo. These guys were fantastic. Had us in Fish from the start. 13 Marlin and 5 big Mahi in two days. If you are going to fish in Cabo, do yourself a favor and book with Reel Time.
Chris Jacks
Chris Jacks
October 14, 2023
Our guide Jack worked hard to ensure we had the best opportunities to catch Salmon and Steelhead. His knowledge of all aspects of fishing made this a great opportunity for us and he gave us many opportunities to catch and land fish. We landed 5 steelhead and had several other opportunities, but were unable to connect on all of them. Overall, it was a great trip and a great day to be fishing with an expert in his field.

Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?

The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.

IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?

We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.

HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?

Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing

DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?

Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.

DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?

We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.

DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?

Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.