Part of me gets it and admires it (desperate fisherman making the best of it) and the other part depresses the hell out of me. hahaWent out early this morning just driving around the river and checking out possible sturgeon holes and hit the jackpot. About 5am I'm walking down a trail and on the other side of the river I see something that looks like it could be good. 20 minutes later I'm walking down the other side of the river and it starts to look good, real good. Then I see three dudes there fishing. So I sneak up in the bushes and listen in for a bit. They're fishing for sturgeon. And they're talking about ones they've caught there before. I sneak back out do a few fist pumps on the way back to the car. I have no gear with me so I go back home.
After about an hour im too amped to fall asleep so I grab my 11'6" clarus matched up with a king pin and go out to my usual spot, because its so close to home, to pin up some goldeye. Its like I'm fishing for coho in slow water. Small foam float, little piece of lead and a half a dew worm on a short leader. Immediately I'm into goldeye. And somewhere I the next hour and a half of consistent action I also manage a small walleye. My first one ever. And I caught it on the pin lol
I don't like to catch them at all. By catch and caught on a single barbless, fell right out anyways...I like to catch them by jigging. They don't swallow the hook...
Ugg, tell me about it. I wouldn't wish this kind of fishing on anyone who is passionate about west coast fishing but its all I've got for now. Hopefully I can start to figure out the sturgeon soon, its really my last hope. I really don't want to be one of those guys who talks about the great fishing that he used to do and now just wanders the river at the meat holes not doing anything awesome anymorePart of me gets it and admires it (desperate fisherman making the best of it) and the other part depresses the hell out of me. haha
I figure for the average fish I'm likely to catch my set up should be good and on the off hand chance that I do hook up big I shouldn't be under gunned.Nice job. And they get a lot bigger...Ive caught them up to 75 pds...