Gaither (photo above) grew up in the Great Northwest, started
fishing at 6 years old and has been hooked ever
since. Bill has over 30 years fishing experience and
wants to show others how much fun his favorite hobby
is. He loves to laugh and have a great time, but
takes fishing very seriously. Bill is usually out on
the river fishing and away from email so the best
way to contact him is through his cell, (503)
The young lady in the photo
above is fighting a shad.
She will use the shad for bait to catch Sturgeon
later in the
day. This shad fishing and Sturgeon fishing will
take place on the Willamette River,
just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon. It's
unbelievable to many of our clients who are not
from this area that they can catch monster sturgeon
so close to a city the size of Portland, Oregon. You
can be fishing so close to a large city yet still
seeing beautiful scenery such as water falls in the
background and wildlife including osprey, seals,
bald eagles, seagulls and much more.
Fishing for sturgeon is
addicting. Whether you fish seasons which
require catch and release or you fish and keep the
sturgeon you will find that northwest sturgeon
fishing is some of the most fun you will ever have.
Many people believe sturgeon is the best tasting
fish of all. Always be sure to check ahead when
planning your fishing trip if you plan on fishing
for sturgeon as seasons can change at any time and
sometimes retention of sturgeon is not allowed.
Many of our clients will find
sturgeon fishing so much fun that they will return
on later trips bringing their family with them.
Large sturgeon can be so strong that they are
difficult to land. Often a
client may have to hand the rod off to another
person in the boat so they can rest. Sturgeon
fishing trips are fun because sturgeon fishing is
done while the boat is anchored allowing in people
to engage in friendly conversation, eat their
lunches and snacks, take pictures of the surrounding
scenery and generally enjoy all phases of the trip.
When you book your next fishing trip with and NW
HAWG Hunters, plan on bringing other members of your
family and share a day on the Rivers that no one
in your family will ever for forget. Better yet, make
it an annual tradition.
Guide Bill Gaither
thanks to - David
Dryer Photography for the photo above.
If you have fished with Columbia River fishing guide, Bill Gaither and
have photos of your fishing trip you can
Email The Website Guy
and include the photos as attachments and we'll put them on the website!