Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing

Starting at $525 | 6 Hour | Inshore, River | 1 - 6 People
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Artificial Lure Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River and surrounding areas are plentiful and often very large! On these trips, you can catch a sturgeon any where from 12 inches to 15 foot long! During a select couple months in May you can also keep some sizes during the retention season. Trips during catch and release days are offered year round and provide awesome thrils and of course a great workout! You may be thinking you have the monster hooked but the fish knows he has you hooked on this fun fishery!

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Utility Boat
Boat Manufacturer: D Tech
Boat Length: 29 ft
Year Built: 2022
Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki
Number of Engines: 2
Total Horsepower: 500 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Craig runs his guide service out of Garibaldi, Oregon. He operates his trips on the Nehalem Bay and the Columbia River, home of the world-famous Buoy 10 salmon and sturgeon fishery, from Astoria to the Bonneville Dam. Whatever location you choose, you will be fishing the best spots with the greatest chance of catching fish. With over 40 years of fishing experience, Craig knows how to create an exciting trip.

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Jeffrey P.


July 17, 2022



A memorable day was had by my wife and I in the Pacific Ocean - we had great company in the form of the Captain of Iz and the Ace of Jace. We were looking for the Big But, the halibut - that is. But none were to be found ...Read More

Steve C.


September 16, 2022



Had a great trip. Caught hundreds of nice size Crab, and caught several Coho. He does a great job. I’d highly recommend.

Jessica E.


September 4, 2022



Craig was great! He was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and took great care of us. He knew all the spots to take us for great fishing and kept his boat very clean. I’d recommend him to anyone interested in an amazing fishing experience!

Terry M.


September 20, 2022



Izzy put up on it all. Sealions, gray whales, giant coho and crabs.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, River

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

Garibaldi Marina, Mooring Basin Dr, Garibaldi, OR, USA | Bodies of water fished: Columbia River