Spring Fishing Update and a Rare Sturgeon Opportunity

Columbia River

Double sturgeon hookups!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fish Kevin Brock

by Kevin Brock

It's almost June, and do you know what that means?

Well, here in the North Valley, it means fishing is excellent all over!

Acrobatic shad are running, landlocked Lake Oroville king salmon and bass are biting, and the world-class wild rainbow catch and release fishing in Redding is going gangbusters.

And a little further up the coast, the upcoming Columbia River sturgeon trips offer excellent fishing for big prehistoric monster sturgeon... more on that below.

With so many great choices, it's just an incredible time of year to be out fishing. There are lots of fish to be caught, and lots of fun for all ages.

Salmon Fishing Season is Coming

Looking ahead, river salmon fishing season will be coming up soon. From early indications, it looks like September and October this year should offer some insane fishing for kings!

Realistically, we could be looking at the best salmon run since 2002. Only time will tell for sure, but lots of salmon are already in the river, which is an excellent sign.

The limit this year is 2 salmon, so after a fun day of catching, anglers will have lots of fresh fish for the table and smoker.

A Rare Opportunity for Columbia River Sturgeon

You know what I really enjoy about being a professional fishing guide?

It's guiding anglers to some of the best fishing on the West Coast!

Many anglers have taken all the local trips with me, and some have fished my Alaska trips too. But this year, you'll have a rare opportunity to fish for Columbia River sturgeon with me.

Normally, the Columbia River trips sell out well in advance, just by word of mouth. The season is short, and there are limited spots. It sells out quickly.

But this year, unavoidable last-minute cancellations have opened a few spots for lucky anglers!

The Columbia River is an amazing sturgeon fishery. Where else can you catch (and release) 20-40 sturgeon per day?

Some of them are really big fish too... up to 10 feet long.

The truly big fish are exceptional, of course, but there's always a chance with every tug on the line. Lots are in the 3 to 6-foot size, and any of them will put up a good battle.

The Columbia River sturgeon fishing trip is a really good fishing adventure, along with a comfortable stay at the renown riverside Louis River Bed and Breakfast. These are inclusive trips, and include lodging, meals, and fishing.

If you'd like to grab some of these coveted Columbia River spots, give me a call soon at 800-995-5543 and we'll hold your place for you.

Here are the details:

WHEN: I'll be guiding on the Columbia River from June 14 to July 1

WHERE: Approximately 23 miles north of Portland Airport (where you'll arrive or fly into the night before your trip)

LODGING: Included, at Lewis River B&B (http://lewisriverbnb.com/)

MEALS: Included, 3 meals per day, including a hearty sit-down breakfast, packed lunch, and home-made dinner on the deck overlooking the river

WEATHER: Typically beautiful weather in the 60's and 70's

FISHING, TACKLE, & INSTRUCTION: Everything is included, just show up for a full day of fishing (suitable for all ages and skill levels)

COST: Exclusive riverside lodging, 3 full meals, tackle, and guiding are all included at $600 per angler, per day.

If you've ever wanted to catch big sturgeon but weren't sure how, where, or with who, then this is your chance to experience exciting action with your favorite professional fishing guide!


We're lucky here on the West Coast, with so many excellent fishing opportunities. With just a quick call to 800-995-5543 (or use the website inquiry form), you could soon be out enjoying the fantastic springtime weather and great fishing.

Whether it's a local trip for shad, salmon, bass, or wild rainbows, or an exciting adventure trip for Columbia River sturgeon, I'll look forward to fishing with you!

Fish On!

More About Kevin Brock's Guide Service:

Is a clean, friendly family-friendly operation with patient, caring guides, we love teaching new anglers of all ages and abilities how to catch fish! No short-tempered, cussing guides here - we love what we do, and it shows.

We also keep the boats and equipment in top shape, always clean and well maintained. The spacious boats have flat bottoms on the inside, along with comfortable seats, so they are ideal for all anglers regardless of age.

Even the fussiest anglers are happy, returning time and time again. We've been fishing every day for decades, and we know what works best for comfort and fish-catching ability.

Most anglers that fish with us are absolutely delighted with our high standards and professionalism. We have a very high rebooking and referral rate, which we're quite proud of.

Fishermen come back again and again for a reason, and it's not just because we catch lots of fish.

All ages and abilities are welcome, and we can accommodate anything from single anglers to large groups. All tackle is provided.

I'm looking forward to fishing with you!

Just give us a call 800-995-5543 today to reserve your seats, or use the website contact form. We'll take care of the details, and before you know it, you'll be catching fish too.

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