Shad & Sturgeon Combo Trips
These popular trips include fishing for shad with light tackle and then going for Sturgeon (using the shad for bait). Shad are sometimes called the "poor man's tarpon." Pound for pound they are one of the hardest fighting fish that swims. On light tackle they are known as legendary fighters. It is not uncommon for shad to break water and then dive to the bottom using the current to their advantage in order to break you off! Shad average 2 to 4 pounds and it is not unusual to catch 20 plus fish per rod. During May & June the Shad run hits the Bonneville dam area. The Combo Trip is tons of fun, but if you prefer to spend the entire day fishing for Sturgeon I usually have lots of Shad on hand.

To book your dream trip:
PEAK time for Shad is May thru June in the Willamette River at Oregon City or on the Columbia River at the Bonneville Dam area.


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