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Elite Sportsmen is the premier hunting and fishing guide service-company, located in the heart of Northern California Sacramento valley. With over 25 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 started waterfowl hunting in mid 90’s with some of his closest friends and found it to be the only thing to do in the winter months. He started managing private duck clubs in 1999 and currently has over 15 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 so he can 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 and Shad on the Yuba, Feather and Sacramento River from his jet boats. James is a licensed USCG captain which is required for ALL guides using any type of vessel on any navigable 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 client’s needs to ensure that each client has an amazing educational experience, while creating a new friendship.


Rogue Jet boat 26 ft.. 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 Ulterra 112lb trolling motor and Yamaha T9.9 h.p kicker motor with TR1 auto pilot and custom Rigid LED lighting.

G3 1548DK 15ft duck boat w/ 35 h.p. Mud Buddy. Boat has Flotation pods on rear of boat and custom pop up Avery grass blind.

TNT 26ft Fully Enclosed Trailer custom designed to hold over 80 dozen full body goose decoys. Custom layout blinds and hides and all socks.

YAMAHA 400cc Big Bear ATV 4×4 Camo Edition.

RODS/REELS  Best fishing poles made by Lamiglas. Reels are Shimano, Abu Garcia, and Avet.

DECOYS – Avery and Deadly Decoys