Nope,I give the sturgies a few months off in the winter ..They need to conserve their energy and groceries and don't need to be wasting it on the end of a fishing line this time of year..
I must agree on a closure for them, but Jan 1 - March 1st sounds better to me...as it goes pretty good until xmas.....PumpingIron said:I'll start back up in March again. Personally I think they should have it closed from Dec 1st-March 1st
Just for a couple months BERGLER! lolBergler said:Are you saying closing sturgeon?
Time to get yourself a fly rod bud, go out and nail some cutties on the Harrison and Fraser! Now that is relaxing ;D The oppourtunities are endless......GOFISH said:But Mike ........ some of us don't like crowding with others on the Vedder or Chehalis ........ and besides .......... what will I tell the wife when I want to get out on the flow, relax and have some fun???
Perfect time to let them rest, get re juiced, so you can have the advantage of a healthy, mad dashing strurgeon when they become active again.Crazy Drifter said:Well closing the fishery from DEC till mar doesn't make much sense as most people are off the river during those times
Well if you study sturgeon, like myself (makes a good guide like you said or future guide therefore)...you will find that sturgeon actually will travel into side/back channels/eddy's come spring...I would assume they shoot up there in search of food, and maybe to get out of the faster flows.....you would be amazed on how productive sturgeon fishing in these locations is during the freshet.....any way then mid April till begin of June the river is generally blown out due to the freshet.
Well no....this could actually benefit us....you see....these sierra group and SARA etc...want us to stop sturgeon fishing period......now if we take the enishative (spelling) of closing them down to all anglers, throughout the whole river/tribs from januaryish-late march...we could get some brownie points...as these fish are getting a good rest, have a chance to heal any injuries...(maybe that sturg I saw without a tail might grow it back) and so the next time these goofs come around they might give us a little lee way on how we should manage our fishing for them etc...could be the icing on the cake!The problem is more complex then just letting the fish rest. If you allow the gov to get involved more than it has to then the media gets involved then sierra group and so on then no more fishing for sturgies at all.
I've already got 3 fly rods Mike .......... and I love doing the trip up the Harrison for cutties. ;D But I also like to drop anchor on a glorious sunny day in February/March and just drop the rods and B.S. with pals while relaxing and testing the Sturgey waters. Don't really care if I catch anything ........ just love being out there.Time to get yourself a fly rod bud, go out and nail some cutties on the Harrison and Fraser! Now that is relaxing The oppourtunities are endless......