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When:April 6, 2007,
Where: Fraser River
Equipment: Shimano Technium w/ Shimano TLD20 reel, 130lb tuff line
Bait: CHICKEN!!!! :yummy:

fished from 11-3:30, landed a 7 foot (fork length) after a 30 minute battle....gave it all I had...I don't have the exact measurment of the girth...but this thing was well over 300lbs, after a few shots which will be posted later in the 50 POST CLUB, we released the fatty..a very healthy and fat fish....got rigged back up...tossed out again...put the rod in the holder...go to sit down...FISH!!! rod is cranked over...and after a quick 5 minute fight landed a 4-4.5 footer....fished 1 hour after and it was time to go....not bad for just doing some exploring....

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Good to hear the it was hot out there for ya. :happy: The big ones are definately exhilerating no matter howmany times you catch one. Hoping to hit the river Sunday to end the cabin fever. Come on though chicken for bait, I'll call your bluff and raise you twenty. Beef livers ;)
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Raw Roast beef topped with gravy on a 9/0 circle hook works :yummy: lol....ya I had the shorts and sandals on...it was like the victory swim jumping out of the boat to get the picture in the victory circle :happy: on another site...someone actually thought I was using chicken LMAO :drunk:

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im going out for sturgeon in the neer future in my friends boat never fished for them before what do you actully use for bait stinky fish or rotten roe ? give me pointers i want to have some clue before i go out .you no what i mean i dont want to have to ask a thousand questions when im on the boat i just want to fish ;)
 

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Sturgeon love roe...just plain old non cured roe...I just take all of my sockeye roe and throw it into a big bucket and chuck it in the freezer...rotten roe on the other hand....I've never tried...all you need to do is get a pair of nylons.....put a handfull of roe into it...cut the nylon short enough to tie a tight not in..and let er fly....other good baits are eels, fish guts, and oolies....if you have the money eels and oolies are a great bait of choice....dew worms also work at this time of year...

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Here's a intresting tid bit of info for ya.
Last year whilst camping out at Herrling, more of a quading, family fishing weekend really, three of us worked this one gut by bar fishing. We had each rod set up with a different bait for a set time. The baits were as follows, Spring roe fresh, procured sockeye roe, Pike minnow, chunks of fresh stink bait, dew worms. Over the course of Friday evening till Sunday , we found the spring roe and stink bait produce reletively the same, we hooked two fish with the pike minnows after left in the sun for a while, dew worms produced a few smaller fish under two ft., but were constently being picked by the feeder fish,(Pike minnows, bull heads) , and the cured roe didn't even get a sniff. We were using a few different attractants in conjunction with the baits. It was intresting to see how the baits all performed against each other .
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That is interesting CD....its interesting to find which baits work when and where...I have a couple "secret" new baits I'm adding to the arsional...as well as I secret scent that I am in the process of developing...

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Mike D. said:
as well as I secret scent that I am in the process of developing...

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Mike - If you don't start taking showers, that "secret scent" won't be a secret for long!!! :happy: :happy: :happy: (Sorry...couldn't pass by the set-up :peace:)
 

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Mike D. said:
as well as I secret scent that I am in the process of developing...

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Mike - If you don't start taking showers, that "secret scent" won't be a secret for long!!! :happy: :happy: :happy: (Sorry...couldn't pass by the set-up :peace:)
LMAO...thats a good one man! lol...I think it would scare the fish away never mind attract them lol....

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The bigger the fish I fight the more I sweat! :happy: the more I sweat the more I smell! :happy:

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I had a couple native buddies that told me to sit a chicken outside for 3-4 days then use that for bait. There may be some truth to that. And as far as a secret scent goes pure raw anise oil works awesome. Not the shit you get from the tackle shops the herbal shit from health food stores. I also had Roger at Hubs Sports tell me to use crayfish.
 

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I like to use Crayfish right in the morning or right at or before dusk...as the crayfish are nucturnal...and I think the sturgeon usually key into them on the flats...I've done ok in one hours fishing...lots of misses...it took me a super long time to figure out how to rig the buggers ::) it might just be me...but they never reely worked during the day....

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Mike D. said:
I like to use Crayfish right in the morning or right at or before dusk...as the crayfish are nucturnal...and I think the sturgeon usually key into them on the flats...I've done ok in one hours fishing...lots of misses...it took me a super long time to figure out how to rig the buggers ::) it might just be me...but they never reely worked during the day....

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Crayfish are tasty, we used to get em down in the states. They taste really really good. We would have lunches of crayfish and kokanees trout. MMMMMMMM, why use them when roe works just as well :eek:
 

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Crayfish are tasty, we used to get em down in the states. They taste really really good. We would have lunches of crayfish and kokanees trout. MMMMMMMM, why use them when roe works just as well :eek:
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I went out and got a trap threw a squashed up pike minnow in there for bait and threw it in a local river caught about 6 fair sized 8"-12" long crayfish let it sit there for a week. Tried other baits but nothing i've tried seem to work extremely well. Ya i get the odd crayfish but never enough to bring home and cook a meal out of.

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I am very picky about what I chuck out there....when I go through what I have I like to look for:

No bruises, everything is in tact, non freezer burnt, smells like it should (if it smells like it just came from the river is the best), has nothing added to it...there perfect! The natural bait is the best!

Here's some baits that work:

Crayfish
Roe (the best looking stuff you have)
Single Eggs
Oolies
Ditch eels
Fish guts - the smelly rotten stuff from spawned out chum is the best or super fresh stuff
Dew Worms
Smolts
Fish Liver
Fish Heart
Octupus
Heads work sometimes
Pink Humps
Salmon Flesh (filet cut into pieces, pinks work good)
Fish Bellies
Gills - key is to get the gills with the blood still in them and throw them in a bucket, and use them that day

I have a few others that work, but I don't want to post them here...as I know a lot of people are not using them!

As far as scents go...there is not a scent that works perfectly yet! I have a few oily fat scents that are in the works of production...so we will see how they work!

I love to get an awsome scent trail going..so sometimes I combine a few of the above...works? yes!....sometimes the sturgeon are hungry and keying in on 1 bait....one day it might be roe that gets you a ton, next day guts etc. etc. thats why its good to have plenty of bait!

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Decided to take the boat out on the flow Saturday evening, lots, and I mean lots of debris in the river right now! We stayed down in the lower stretches of the Fraser and I finally managed to hook and land my first Sturgeon, just a baby but hey, fought pretty well for 5-10 minutes.....



Will be out again this week looking for the parents ;) ;D
 

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Must feel good to get that first one under your belt hey trav! Good job bud!

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Hey Trav Nice little guy I must say, I will be on the river tommorw looking for mommy and daddy for you

Pic's to come on Wednesday

James

PS This was my first


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