A visit with Information Jason Schultz up the Snake River into the top of Hell’s Canyon for big white sturgeon is among the most spectacular adventures I have been on in 40 years on this enterprise. It is three hours by jet boat up the river, ranging from some extent just a few miles above Lewiston, Idaho.

The journey takes you into outstanding nation as Shultz winds the large jetboat skillfully by way of perilous white-water chutes. In the meantime, the canyon rises magnificently on all sides. Once in a while elk seem on the hillsides. We additionally see mountain goats and sheep, however no mountain lions and bear, this journey.

The spot the place we lastly cease to fish is within the deepest gorge in North America—the encompassing canyon rims are at greater than 9,200 ft, whilst you fish some 8,000 ft under. The phrase “epic” involves thoughts again and again as we spend the day filming—epic nation, epic fish.

Not many of us get that far up the canyon to fish for the sturgeon, however Schultz has been at it for nearly 20 years. The fish, which could be greater than 75 years previous and weigh as much as 400 kilos, reside in the identical collection of holes yr spherical. He is caught and launched a number of the largest fish greater than a dozen occasions.

One of the best fishing begins in Could and lasts into summer time after which takes off once more as waters cool in fall. As was the case on our Could journey, fishing for spring king salmon is also an choice. The “springers” are a number of the best consuming fish in freshwater they usually’re sporty, too. Steelhead additionally thrive in these waters. And through fall many anglers additionally hunt chukar.

Contact: Hells Canyon Sportfishing, 208/791-0344, hellscanyonsportfishing.com.

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