Elite Sportsmen Guide Service
Elite Sportsmen Guide Service


Elite Sportsmen Guide Service is the premier hunting and fishing guide service company in Northern CA. We offer fully guided trips on the water or on the ground. We hunt and fish with the best equipment to make sure you have the best success. I am licensed through California Department of Fish and Game and licensed Captain by United States Coast Guard. I'm trained in First Aid and CPR to ensure your safety. I enjoy teaching people how to be successful at my favorite passions in life. Your "Elite" experience could be tomorrow!


Elite Sportsmen is a premier hunting and fishing guide service-company, located in the valley of Northern California. With over 20 years of hunting/fishing experience in the United States, founder, James Stone, grew up in California following his passion as an avid fisherman. He knew from a very early age that the enjoyment of the outdoors was particularly fulfilling, and he strove to become a great outdoorsman. James became very successful in competitive bass fishing tournaments between the late 90′s through 2002. He started waterfowl hunting in high school with some of his closest friends and current hunting partners. He started running duck clubs by 19 and has over 10 years of experience organizing, planning and structuring deals with rice farmers, landowners and government officials.

James graduated from Sacramento State University in 2002 and later moved to the Yuba/Sutter area. James currently guides part-time so as to share his skill and experiences with other outdoorsmen. Uniquely, James has created relationships with so many landowners in the  Sacramento Valley that he has multiple rice field properties to hunt as well as a few natural clubs. He also guides waterfowl excursions on the Delta from his duck boat. After living in Yuba/Sutter for a few years he found his true fishing passion on the rivers of Northern CA. He loves to fish for Stripers, Sturgeon and Salmon on the Feather and Sacramento River from his jet boat.  James is a licensed USCG captain which is required for ALL guides using any type of vessel on any waterway.

James called his company “Elite Sportsmen” to bring an elite experience to elite hunters across the U.S.  James is a true outdoorsman who knows that Hunting/Fishing is not just about catching and killing; it is about experiencing good times, enjoying nature, and wildlife education. He individually caters to his clients needs to ensure that each client has an amazing educational experience, while creating a new friendship.



Fishing trips are available for full day charter or half day charter. Full days start before sunrise and end at 1 p.m. or when you catch your limit. Half day charters are 4 hours of fishing. We can accommodate 4 people on river/lake trips and 2 people on bass fishing trips on lakes only.

Email us for large party package for more than 4 people. We work with other local guides for large parties. We offer law enforcement, fire and military discounts also.

Full Day River Charter  $225.00 per person (2 person min)  $ 1200.00/boat (6 people) 

Half Day River Charter $175.00 per person (3 person min)  $900.00/boat (6 people)

Full Day Lake Charter $200.00 per person (2 person min) $100.00 per extra person

Shore Fishing $150.00 1st person, $50.00 each add. person

Included in your trip:  Boat, Rods, Reels,  Equipment, Bait, and Fish Cleaning.

ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE! Cancellations made 14 days before trip can be transferred to new date if available at discretion of owner.

What to Bring Fishing:

  • •Fishing License
  • •Lunch (sandwich and chips)
  • •Camera
  • •Sunscreen
  • •Sunglasses
  • •Layered clothing (cool in a.m. and warm in p.m.)



Duck Hunting

Our fully guided Duck Hunts start at before the sun rises and ends around noon or when limits are obtained. We also offer half day hunts in the afternoons which are 4 hour hunts. We hunt puddle ducks and have generally harvest mallards, pintails, widgeon, teal,  gadwall and wood ducks. We can target other species too.

  • •Duck Hunting $250.00/person (Morning Shoot)  $300.00 (Full Day)
  • •Delta Boat Trips $600.00/2 people max





Goose Hunting

Goose hunting starts well before the sun rises in the sky. We are normally chasing the geese in the valley and set up spreads the morning of the hunt. We will be hunting from one of our private rice or natural properties.  A full day hunt is until from shoot time until noon or until limits are taken.

  • •Mobile Layout Goose Hunting $ 300.00/person  4 person min
    $250.00/person when booking entire field. (6-8 hunters)
  • •Tank Hunts $250.00/person (2 person min)
  • •Layout goose hunts up to 8 people please email us for pricing and for multiple day discounts.


ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE! Cancellations made 21 days before hunt can be transferred to new date if available at discretion of owner.

What to bring Hunting:

  • •Waterproof Rain jacket
  • •Waders
  • •Warm layered clothing
  • •Current License and  Stamps
  • •Shotgun (20 gauge) or larger
  • •Ammo Steel Shotgun Shells (2 boxes/person)
  • •Lunch (Blind Snacks)
  • •Camera


  • •Rogue Jet 26ft It has a 6.0L Chevy w/ 212 hamilton jet. Using the best Sonar technology w/ Lowrance HDS-12 touch
    w/ Structure scan. Minn Kota Terrova 101lb trolling motor and Yamaha T9.9 h.p kicker motor with TR1 auto pilot and Rigid LED lighting.
  • •Ranger 363V Bass Boat 18 ft It has a 150 H.P. Mercury Outboard Engine. Using Lowrance graphs and Minn Kota Trolling motor
  • •G3 1548DK 15ft duck boat w/ 35 h.p. Mud Buddy . Boat has Flotation pods on rear of boat and custom pop up Tanglefree grass blind.
  • •LOADRUNNER 16ftx8.5 ft Fully Enclosed Trailer custom designed to hold over 24 dozen full body goose/duck decoys. Custom layout blinds made by Tanglefree and Avery
  • •YAMAHA 400cc Big Bear ATV 4×4 Camo Edition.
  • •RODS/REELS Over 50 fishing poles made by Shimano, G-Loomis, All-Star and Diawa. Reels are Shimano, Abu Garcia, Diawa and Avet.
  • •DECOYS - Tanglefree, Avery and Deadly Decoys


Central California, Delta/Suisun Bay, Eastern Sierra,


Sacramento River- Delta, San Joaquin Delta, Sacramento River- Middle, Feather River- Lower, Bullards Bar Reservoir, Collins Lake, Whiskeytown Reservoir, Shasta Lake, Donner Lake, Lake Oroville, Englebright Reservoir, Folsom Lake, Stampede Reservoir,


Landlocked Salmon, River Salmon, Sturgeon, Stripers, Trout, Kokanee,

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