Welcome to Sturgeon Frank’s Guide Service. My name is Frank Russum, I am also known as “Sturgeon Frank” by many of the local fishermen. I have been a life long fisherman and a full time Oregon fishing guide for over twenty years. I look forward to guiding my clients into some of the best fishing the northwest has to offer, safely and productively.

Sturgeon Frank is known world wide as one of the most successful Sturgeon fishing guides in the Northwest. He has customers from around the world who join him each year to fish the mighty Columbia River for one of the toughest freshwater fish around – the Great White Sturgeon (photo above). The Columbia River Gorge also offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Oregon.

Frank is also a top Oregon fishing guide. Something you will notice right off when fishing with Sturgeon Frank is that he avoids fishing in the crowds whenever possible. Using his many years of experience fishing Oregon, he will find his clients a location that provides the best action and plenty of elbow room to play out their fish.

One of my clients with Columbia River keeper Sturgeon.

One of my clients with Columbia River keeper Sturgeon.

Frank on the cover of Hunting & Fishing News.

Sturgeon Frank is known world wide as one of the most successful sturgeon fishing guides in the Northwest. He has customers from around the world who join him each year to fish the mighty Columbia River for one of the toughest freshwater fish around – the Great White Sturgeon.

Frank is also one of the top salmon fishermen in Oregon. Something you will notice when fishing with Sturgeon Frank is that he avoids fishing in the crowds whenever possible. Using his many years of experience he can find clients the best action and plenty of elbow room to play them out.

Frank was rated one of the top 25 guides on the west coast by Salmon & Steelhead Journal fall 2006 volume 3 issue 4. He lead a team of anglers to win second place in the GI Joe’s 2004 Sturgeon Derby. More recently, in 2006, he guided a team of anglers who took first place in the Sturgeon Derby.