Curious when everyone exspects to be able to get on the ice. Thinking 2nd week of December?
Catch sturgeon every year especially early in the year in rivers. Do my best not to waste time fighting them. It's a neat experience your first one or two but I prefer not wasting a half hour fighting one. The amount of sturgeon in the system has got to be alot higher then what they are telling us.
I don't recommend it Jeff lol. Especially when alone.
Snagged one last fall a foot up its tail. Board was under a long time. Took out 800 ft of line before I could get my other 2 boards in and turned around. Got her up to the boat somehow and got my lure back with a pliers. Held onto her to revive and away she went. About a hundred pounder if I had to guess.
41° - 45° F
40° - 45° F
Got out on Winnebago today. Mainly fished the river & mouth of the river. Brutally cold and windy out there! Trolled cranks all day.
Caught 2 eyes, 17" & 19" 1 big carp. And I also had an epic experience with what I'm pretty sure was a big sturgeon. I fought the beast for 40 minutes! Eventually the line broke. I would have loved to have landed it.
I am curious if any of you have ever hooked a sturgeon while trolling and actually landed it. I of course would not have kept it, but it may have been the biggest fish of my life! And would have been my 1st sturgeon ever. Very exciting!! Despite the lousy weather, I'm glad I got out today!
One more time out tomorrow (somewhere) before the boat goes into storage :(
Looking forward to next season!