With over 25 years of fishing experience in the United States, founder of Elite Sportsmen guide service and Douglas Guide, 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 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.