Sunday, November 15, 2009

Willamette River Sturgeon Report

November 15 sturgeon fishing

Wednesday November 12 we were on the water for some catch and release action. We did manage to catch some nice fish even though the water level came up and the temp dropped down to 49 F. Thursday through Saturday were far from normal with the high water and increased flows. There were a lot of fisherman spread all through the river but did not see a lot of fish fighting as we were making our rounds. We ended up with 9 legals for the 4 days of fishing 40 shakers and 2 over size. The quality of fish that we got was very nice. Here are a few pics of George and the gang who i fished with for three days. Thank you

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall Sturgeon Fishing

November 5th Sturgeon fishing

I was on the water Thursday fishing with good Friend John Beath. We had excellent results. We managed to land 9 legals 6 shakers and landed 1 over size and lost another. The water was on the rise which we desperately need to get the fish moving. Back on the water Friday with more hot fishing. I was fishing with Amber Davis and the gang. In just under three hours we put 6 keepers in the boat with a hand full of shakers. The last three fish we caught were all legals at the same time with the biggest one taping out at 51 1/2". Saturday back on the water with terrible results. The weather that came in should have been added to the movie The Perfect Storm. It was special to say the least. Until next week take care

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2 2009

The fish were on the bite last week. We started the week of with some catch and release action on the Columbia. We fished all the normal spots below Bonneville Dam with very dismal results. We took a run about 8 miles down stream and got into a lot of fish. In about 2 hours we had landed 2 keepers 1 over size and 20 shakers. The next day we moved over to the Willamette in anticipation of taking some fish home. The day started off great. In 8 hours we had landed 8 keepers and 20 shakers. Friday was still hot. We landed 5 keepers 2 over size and 10 shakers. Saturday and Sunday the bite died by 8:00 A.M. We managed to land 2 legals 3 over size and 2 shakers. The water started rising on Saturday and was still coming up on Sunday. The water temp had dropped down to 52 degrees by the time we were done. Here are a few pics of some happy folks. Thanks