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Guided Sturgeon Trip
I am interested in finding a guide to hire to go after Sturgeon. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thorny
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God grant me the Serenity to accept the size of the fish I catch,
the Courage not to fib about it,
and the Wisdom to know that no one would believe me anyway


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Is there a certain area or state you want to fish for them?


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Thorny wrote:
I am interested in finding a guide to hire to go after Sturgeon. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thorny


Yes, we do need to know where you want to go. But, if you are interested in the last few miles of the Columbia, from Bonneville dam to the Pacific, check to see if Len Self is still guiding.

I'd take you myself, but I sold my boat to my Son in Spokane and I would need to do it for free because you DO NOT GUIDE in Washington without a license.

A lot of Sturgeon, whites and greens, in that stretch. Much easier to fish and get to then Hells Canyon, my favorite spot.
(This post was edited by Anglinarcher on May 18, 2017, 9:57 PM)
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Wherever the closest place is that I can get one. I think that is probably Idaho.
Thorny

God grant me the Serenity to accept the size of the fish I catch,
the Courage not to fib about it,
and the Wisdom to know that no one would believe me anyway


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If that is the case you might be in luck, there are a few members on this site that make regular trips to Idaho to fish for Sturgeon. At least two of them have taken me and several other members up there to the Twin Falls or CJ strike area fishing for the beast. I can't speak for both of them but they have put out invites several times over the years. One lives here in Utah the other lives in Idaho. If neither one replies to this thread I can send you a PM with their user names if you like? One of them just made a post about their last trip up there: http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...d;page=unread#unread


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wiperhunter2 wrote:

At least two of them have taken me and several other members up there to the Twin Falls or CJ strike area fishing for the beast. I can't speak for both of them but they have put out invites several times over the years. One lives here in Utah the other lives in Idaho. If neither one replies to this thread I can send you a PM with their user names if you like? One of them just made a post about their last trip up there: http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...read#unread



Curtis, as you know I do not make guided sturgeon trips and that is what this member is seeking. I am not licensed to be a guide and do not charge anyone who cares to join me on a fishing trip. We fish as friends and equally split the cost of the trip. If one wants a guide there are some good ones, one just needs to Google "Guided sturgeon fishing Idaho" and visit their websites.

When I was researching fishing for sturgeon I was not interested in fishing with a guide. All of the guides that I found would take me fishing in their jet boats in an area that was only accessible by jet boat. Had I gone with one I'm sure that I would have had a fun day of fishing, and I would have caught a sturgeon or two or three; however, I would be unable to repeat the experience without hiring a guide again. I wanted to learn where I could fish from my regular boat and go back many times. Fortunately, I found a guy who pointed me in the right direction.

Over the years, I have helped many anglers catch the largest fish of their lifetimes. We catch multiple sturgeon on most trips but, as you know, some trips have been a struggle in not being able to find the fish or the weather has been ugly, or both. If Thorny wants my input then he is welcome to send me a PM.


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I was a young kid, knowing almost nothing, when I caught my first. It was near Twin Falls Idaho, Over 38 years ago.

I have no idea how big or how many still exist, the dams have been in place for a long time now, but I did get a 12' in the 1000 springs area in 1979.

There is always a learning curve, but doing it by yourself is quite possible. Doing it with a friend is always a benefit. I just don't know of any guides in that area. I know the river, or at least did know the river (LOL), but time dulls memories.

Great post.
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Re: [Anglinarcher] Guided Sturgeon Trip In reply to
Thanks for the response. That sounds like a great memory. I am going to figure this out so that I can have one of those too Wink
Thorny

God grant me the Serenity to accept the size of the fish I catch,
the Courage not to fib about it,
and the Wisdom to know that no one would believe me anyway