Astoria, Oregon – Columbia Estuary – Sturgeon Fishing – Mid May through July 1

Grant with Brock & His First sturgeon on the columbia river
Grant with Brock & His First sturgeon!

The Columbia Estuary provides Grant Putnam and you arguably the finest keeper Sturgeon fishing in the country. A typical day could include up to 50 hook-ups with most days resulting in keeper Sturgeon (45 to 60 inches in length) for all guests the day of the trip.

The trip will take place in a 26 foot North River Scout with ample room for 6 guests and all of their gear. We provide all tackle, G-Loomis fishing rods, and Diawa reels.

Sturgeon in the lower Columbia Estuary are probably the most active and acrobatic Sturgeon that are caught. We fish for these Sturgeons not only in
depths of 25 to 50 feet but also in the shallows in 3 to 5 feet of water.  In the lower Estuary the food source for Sturgeon includes clams, shrimp, anchovies, smelt and many other muscles available in the Estuary. This makes Sturgeon
one of the finest dining fish available today.

The Columbia Estuary is a great fishery for experienced fisherman and beginners alike. Corporate Outings, Men, Women and Children all enjoy this simple yet active fishing experience.

Astoria is a historic port with nautical appeal both on the water as well as in the town. Along with some excellent restaurants, Silver Salmon Grille and T. Paul’s Urban café, Astoria hosts a number of events throughout the year.

May 10th through October 4th Astoria holds a Sunday Market where a 3 block stretch of 12th street downtown features over a hundred vendors, all of whom have grown or made what they are offering for sale.

June 19th – 28th you can catch Astoria’s festival of music which features operatic, symphonic, and chamber music performances at the historic Liberty Theater.

Finally, June 19th – 21st you will be able to experience the Midsummer Scandinavian Festival, three days of dancing, music, food, trolls and colorful costumes. (Wow, Trolls!? This Scandinavian Festival sounds like it could be legit fun. We’re combining trolls and alcohol here people, give it a chance.)

There are also quite a few museums and historic sights including the Columbia River Maritime Museum and the Firefighters Museum with a Children’s Museum on the second floor.