Very late report from my last trip of the year.
Friday Oct 13 morning from Mexicali Rose ramp, one sheephead and one short walleye on crawler/rig in a couple of hours. Nothing on artificials.
Friday evening from shore downstream of rapids - my buddy and I got skunked for 90 minutes, and not the drinking kind. I lost a big sturgeon that jumped before snapping the line, but that was as close as we got.
Sat Oct 14 morning from boat downstream of rapids we caught 2 smallies (one nice) on crawlers/rig. Then I had a big hit on a green/orange/yellow rapala stickbait and thought I had myself either a northern or a very big walleye. Turns out I snagged a carp in the dorsal fin. Great fight, but not so happy when I saw what was in the net. Then same lure I got a baby northern.
Sun Oct 15 afternoon from shore on that same stretch, got what I think was a saugeye (pictured) on the same lure. Then, to wrap up the season, I got a 41 inch sturgeon on crawler/rig, released immediately of course.
Overall, a slow weekend, but still had a good time. I hope to continue to see reports on here - it is helpful to see what is working for others ... or not. Missing the river already.