06/21/15 Columbia River Sturgeon CNR

Estuary sturgeon fishing continud to impress today. The abundant number of fish leaves many anglers wondering why why we are restricted to catch and release. There seems to be a shortage of smaller, undersize fish and this is likely the reason. Once you find the fish, the action starts and seams to never stop. Doubles and triples are the rule with the overwhelming % of fish being in the keeper size and bigger range. Many fish are in the 5-7ft range. Best action is in 30ft or less but the deeper holes are stacked too. Use fresh anchovies when available or sand shrimp in the shallows. Their spines (scoots) are very sharp in the estuary, so have some protective gloves on hand for ease in handling/releasing the fish. And don’t forget to pinch your barbs.

Good luck

Chris Vertopoulos


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