Like fishing for compliments, fishing for fish requires the right bait, the right line, and a friend who is willing to exaggerate. Reel it in with today’s Groupon to Great River Fishing Adventures. Choose from the following options:
- For $125, you get a four-hour steelhead-fishing trip for one (a $250 value).
- For $299, you get a four-hour steelhead-fishing trip for three (a $600 value).
- For $249, you get a four-hour sturgeon- or trout-fishing trip for two (a $500 value.<p>
If groups purchase two sturgeon packages, an exclusive boat is available for their group.<p>
Featured on National Geographic Channel’s “Fish Warrior,” Great River Fishing Adventures trips instill conservation expertise to customers at all levels and their trips make an ideal gift for boyfriends, fathers, and brothers. Clients travel out in the company’s fleet of 20 custom-welded river jet boats, fully equipped with fishing gear and tackle. Celebrated local anglers lead each trip, teaching fly-fishing basics along with proper catch-and-release technique to ensure that steelhead return to the river unharmed. On four-hour steelhead trips, customers walk-and-wade in groups of three, hoping to hook a fish that is sometimes called the “grey ghost.” As clients fly-fish from shore, mindful eyes can glimpse eagles, bears, and woodland nudists.
Sturgeon trips boast a 99% catch rate, as groups of anglers head out in search of living dinosaurs that have existed for millions of years. Anglers prowl the water, catching sturgeon from the boat with conventional bait, then tagging, scanning, and releasing them as part of Great River Fishing Adventures’ monitoring program, which has so far procured data from almost 46,000 white sturgeon. At strategic shore locations, clients also tempt trout with fin-size compliments and fly-equipped lines in an adventure suitable for beginners and younger anglers alike to learn the skill of fly-fishing. Participants in both trips should sport rain-appropriate gear and shoes with good traction.
Great River Fishing Adventures
Fossil records suggest white sturgeon have been dwelling on rocky river bottoms for more than 200 million years. They bear armored plates rather than scales, and according to the guides at Great River Fishing Adventures, they fight like "a cross between a marlin and a freight train."
Having tagged a record-length sturgeon at 3.8 metres, the team has attracted several notable anglers, including Jeremy Wade of Discovery Channel's River Monsters and Jakub Vágner of National Geographic Channel's Fish Warrior. They specialize in tracking down the prehistoric river monsters, then catching them to aid in the species' fight for survival. Since 1995, expert anglers and envious goldfish have collected data from more than 90,000 sturgeons as part of an active monitoring program. They regularly lead groups on fishing trips to share the thrill of reeling in the fish while demonstrating proper catch-and-release techniques to keep the fish population flourishing.
Great River Fishing Adventures supplies all necessary equipment for each fishing trip. They also lead excursions to track down steelhead, trout, and Bobby Fischer's pawn lure.
Click here to see video of the record sturgeon.