A pair of happy clients battle a huge Columbia
River Sturgeon. Thanks to Columbia River Sturgeon fishing guide,
Erik Brigham of
River Fishing Guide Service for the photo above. Erik fishes for
over-size Sturgeon, keeper Sturgeon and knows how to catch Sturgeon
on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon and all the way from
Astoria Oregon to just below Bonneville dam.
Information About Sturgeon
Sturgeon (Acipenser) is a genus of fish, of which some twenty
different species are known, from European, Asiatic and North
American rivers. They pass a great part of the year in the sea, but
periodically ascend large rivers, some in spring to deposit their
spawn, others later in the season for some unknown purpose; only a
few of the species are exclusively confined to fresh water. No
species occur in the tropics or in the southern hemisphere.
In Russia the fisheries are of immense value. Early in summer the
fish migrate into the rivers or towards the shores of freshwater
lakes in large shoals for breeding purposes. The ova are very small,
and so numerous that one female has been calculated to produce about
three million in one season. The ova of some species have been
observed to hatch within a very few days after exclusion. Probably
the growth of the young is very rapid, but we do not know how long
the fry remain in fresh water before their first migration to the
sea †. After they have attained maturity their growth appears to be
much slower, although continuing for many years. Frederick the Great
placed a number of them in the Garder See Lake in Pomerania about
1780; some of these were found to be still alive in 1866. Professor
von Baer also states, as the result of direct observations made in
Russia, that the Hausen (Acipenser huso) attains to an age of 100
Northwest Hawg Hunters
Fishing Adventures is booking trips on the
Upper & Lower Columbia River, including Buoy
10, Willamette River, Tillamook Bay, Nehalem
Bay & Clackamas River for Salmon/Steelhead,
Shad & Sturgeon.
We specialize in Oversize sturgeon, these
fish range in size from 6 feet to ? and
often break the surface of the water to make
for an excellent photo. You’ll be fishing
with Coast Guard licensed guide Bill Gaither
in a 24’ Willie Raptor open sled. All the
bait and gear is provided for the species of
fish you are going after, with hot coffee
and lunch provided.
What techniques Bill uses or what baits and
rigs he uses, where he fishes, what depth of
water he fishes in, what colors of lures he
uses and several other things determine what
he will use to catch fish the next day.
Bill calls his friends and competitors to
see what has happened and what's going on at
hot spots all around the area. Then he
factors in everything else he can to
determine what he'll use the next day and
readies his boat and equipment accordingly.
THE STEELHEAD, SALMON, STURGEON AND SHAD
DON'T STAND A CHANCE!
In countries like England, where few sturgeons are
caught, the fish is consumed fresh, the flesh being
firmer than that of ordinary fish, well flavored, though
somewhat oily. The sturgeon is included as a royal fish
in an act of King Edward II, although it probably only
rarely graces the royal table of the present period, or
even that of the lord mayor of London, who can claim all
sturgeons caught in the Thames above London Bridge.
Where sturgeons are caught in large quantities, as on
the rivers of southern Russia and on the great lakes of
North America, their flesh is dried, smoked or salted.
The ovaries, which are of large size, are prepared for
caviar, for this purpose they are beaten with switches,
and then pressed through sieves, leaving the membranous
and fibrous tissues in the sieve, whilst the eggs are
collected in a tub. The quantity of salt added to them
before they are finally packed varies with the season,
scarcely any being used at the beginning of winter.
Thanks to From Wikipedia for the information