Saturday, October 24, 2009

October 23 09 Sturgeon limits

Finally we found some fish. Wednesday i ran the river from Oregon City down to the mouth with pretty good results at both ends. There are a bunch of fresh fish down by the mouth but very little current. I decided to give Bonneville one more try. 4 clients 35 shakers 0 keepers and 1 over size. Done for the year!. Thursday i fished the Willamette with great results. 9 clients 9 keepers 1 over size and 20 shakers. until next week take care.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday October 19/09

Willamette River Sturgeon Fishing

Things were a bit slow this week as the weather that we were promised missed us by only 200 miles?. There are a few fish spread all through out the river system. We still need the rain to get them moving. Wednesday i will be running the whole river in search of fish to gear up for the up coming retention days.

Charlie Foster

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday October 10 2009

I fished the Columbia by Bonneville Dam last Saturday. The bite was very slow with one over size and 5 shakers for 5 rods. This prompted me to head to the Willamette river on Sunday for some catch and release. The bite was quite a bit better but still not a lot of big fish. We did 25 shakers 1 keeper and 1 over size for three rods. Well i am getting a little tired of this so i headed for the Bonneville pool with high expectations. The water could not have been any calmer on this beautiful fall day. We managed 35 shakers and 4 legal sturgeon for 6 hours of fishing. The fish were hard to find but once we located the pattern the bite was on. I headed back to Bonneville Dam Thursday October 8. The bite was better but still no keepers. We ended up with 35 shakers and 2 over size. All fish this week were caught on squid. We are going to get some rain next week so lets cross our fingers and hope it dumps. Until next week keep on keeping on.

Charlie Foster

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Friday, October 2, 2009

October opener for keeper sturgeon/Bonneville Dam

As anticipated there was a lot of pressure on the Columbia for keepers on Thursday. I have been fishing the Columbia since July 4th and there were a fair amount of keepers that hung around through out the summer. The majority of keepers that are below Bonneville Dam are not the big surge of fish that migrate up river as the water temp starts dropping. Compared to last year the water temp is warmer delaying the big bite. Give it a few weeks and it should turn around. Although fishing was on the rough side we did manage to land 3 legals, 3 over size and 25 shakers for 5 rods. The bite was predominately squid and shrimp. I will be up dating my blog every Friday.

Charlie Foster