Welcome to the The Fish Sniffer Website.. Please register now.
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.
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.
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.
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE! Cancellations made 21 days before hunt can be transferred to new date if available at discretion of owner.
Newspaper Print Advertising
Reports & Blogs Entry Forms
The contents of this site are for the general information, convenience and entertainment of the public. Neither Fish Sniffer nor any of its principals, staff or representatives shall be liable for any consequential or incidental damages, or inconvenience incurred or experienced, related to these contents, and do not warrant their accuracy or reliability.