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Old 10-15-2019, 12:57 PM
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I have been talking about getting out on the SSR for sturgeon for years now and this weekend my wife, son and I decided it was time.. With Saturday being my first time ever on the river and first time fishing it, it took some time and exploring to find some good spots. We did find a couple good holes and got into some fish. Caught some dinoís and a few other species including a clam...
My son got to knock off a few from his bucket list including a sauger, burbot and a sturgeon, wife got to feel the power sturgeon have to!! The boy also landed a hog of a walleye! One great fishery for sure!
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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Any tips on locating and rigging for those sturgeon. I would love to catch one I have gone down and tried a couple times with no luck.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:49 PM
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Fantastic!! Great pics and great time out with the fam.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:49 PM
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Any tips on locating and rigging for those sturgeon. I would love to catch one I have gone down and tried a couple times with no luck.
Well one thing, owning a jet boat and being able to move around is a huge help. And also finding what they are biting on is key I think. The first day I was using store bought minnows and worms with no luck and managed to get some ďlocally sourced baitĒ as my son called on the second day, which I think helped.

On day 1 I anchored in a hole and wasnít getting a bite and another boat anchored just below me where I was earlier and hooked a dino within the first 2 minutes.. As much as I was bummed I didnít hook one, I felt positive that I was finding the right holes and maybe it was bait that was the difference..??

I use 7í6Ē and 8í rods, 6000 series spinning reels spooled with 50 lb braid, a slip weight setup with a swivel and about a 25Ē of 40lb Dacron leader, I wouldnít use any lighter line than that myself.

I have fished several times on the Fraser with guides and have learned a lot from them which has given me a lot more confidence to go out on my own.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:53 PM
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Fantastic!! Great pics and great time out with the fam.

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! I go once a year to the Fraser for the whites, have for the last 5 years.. The wife now understands why I love these beautiful dinos so much and the strength they have.. She has always enjoyed fishing but now it is at a new level. And my son, well fishing has been his passion for awhile now and this just adds to his love for it!
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:43 PM
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Thanks! I go once a year to the Fraser for the whites, have for the last 5 years.. The wife now understands why I love these beautiful dinos so much and the strength they have.. She has always enjoyed fishing but now it is at a new level. And my son, well fishing has been his passion for awhile now and this just adds to his love for it!
Just awesome. I have 4 kids and absolutely love the time we spend fishing, ive been doing a fly in trip for the last 9 years into northern sask. Summer 2020 im taking the wife and kids!! cant wait!! but fraser river dinos is on my bucket list for sure!
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:29 PM
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Looks like a great day's fishing. Alberta's North and South Sask river systems are true gems for variety.

Rubbernoses do eat clams so you could have tried that clam for bait.
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Looks like a great day's fishing. Alberta's North and South Sask river systems are true gems for variety.

Rubbernoses do eat clams so you could have tried that clam for bait.
Ha, ya I read that the night after he caught that, and said just the same thing.. Didnít even think of that at the time.. If it ever happens again, thatís exactly what Iím a gonna do..
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Ha, ya I read that the night after he caught that, and said just the same thing.. Didnít even think of that at the time.. If it ever happens again, thatís exactly what Iím a gonna do..
If you are boating in clear water and on a sandy bottom in the rivers watch for long grooved lines in the sand. On one end or the other end of those grooved lines will be a clam/mussel. They migrate up creeks too.

Lines like in this pic.

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