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Heading out in a couple weeks to try our luck with sturgeon....this is something new to us and to add to the experience we will be fishing them from our kayaks in the gagetown area. Just checking to see if anyone on the forum has any experience fishing sturgeon and might through out a few tips or tricks that may help us land a few. thanks

PS...i posted this thread here as i didnt see any sturgeon forums...hope thats Ok with the mods. thanks...nate
 

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Heading out in a couple weeks to try our luck with sturgeon....this is something new to us and to add to the experience we will be fishing them from our kayaks in the gagetown area. Just checking to see if anyone on the forum has any experience fishing sturgeon and might through out a few tips or tricks that may help us land a few. thanks

PS...i posted this thread here as i didnt see any sturgeon forums...hope thats Ok with the mods. thanks...nate
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but June is the only month closed to Sturgeon fishing in the region. If you wait a couple of extra weeks then you should be good to go. This is from the Fishing guide:

Sturgeon
Open season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 1-May 31, July 1-Dec. 31
Daily bag and possession limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No limit
Minimum size limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 cm (TL)

Good luck when you do go out. My understanding around here is that you bundle a big bunch of worms on a hook, attach a heavy weight and sink it to the bottom. Then wait. An idea I've heard of and want to try this year is to use a swim feeder, similar to what they do with carp.

Let us know how your trip goes when you do get out.
 

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ah frig....thanks for the info there. I had no idea and should have looked at my reg book to make sure. Guess the trip will have to be put off untill july. Thanks again
 

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Hey Rocketball, is this Nathan? Let me know when you guys decide to go, I might join you. We can always hit them in the Hampton Marsh too, when the season opens up again. I'm thinking about rigging up a swim feeder too.
 

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No worries. Glad I could help. Like Stroover I'm also keen on trying to land one of these on my kayak. SO if you are looking for more people to go with you when you do go, give me a shout. I've never fished for them before, but will be giving it a shot this summer.
 

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Yeh stroover this is nathan...you guys are certianly welcome to join in. Better chances of one of us getting hooked into one. So many people look at me like i am crazy and dont belive u can hook big fish in a kayak LOL

Going to try and book a date sometime the first of July but it has 2 be a couple weeks before the kayak tourny so i can get time off for both. If not then it will have to be mid august. Right now Its my buddy Nick and I that are planning to go...but when we set a date I'll let u guys know. I think Jean Claude Cormier picked his ears up when he heard we were going too.

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I think Jean Claude Cormier picked his ears up when he heard we were going too.

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Yeah Nathan, my ears stood right up! All rightey then, let's do it! Let's plan for within that two weeks before the yak tourney.

Tight lines!

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Yeah Nathan, my ears stood right up! All rightey then, let's do it! Let's plan for within that two weeks before the yak tourney.

Tight lines!

JC
LOL i forgot your username was stroover....hahaha
 

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Great link, Noelco. Interesting reading. I have only tried fishing sturgeon once ,with a guy who has caught several. His advise was lots of night crawlers packed on the hooks. We were using the Jackfish rigs u can buy at Can Tire for about $2.50. Put a good weight on the end of the rig so the hooks remain just off the bottom. The sturgeons apparently mouth the bait a bit before chowing down, so dont set the hook at the first nibble. Good luck to everyone trying it!!!
 

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Nathan, I think we might be going striper fishing on Sunday morning at the mouth of the Hammond River if you guys want to come. I'll put more details as I get them.
 

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man that would be sweet...i think i still wanta hit the hammond in the region the kayak tourny is just to get familiar with the area. plus i dont even have any striper lures at the moment. I'll let ya know what we decide
 

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Use a rig similar to that of a carolina rig without beads. Don't use wire leaders, don't go over a good quality 20lb monofilament. The best hooks I've found are high quality wide gap plastic worm hooks. Don't use too large of a size, but a size large enough that it will not easily bend and straighten out on a large sturgeon. Use weight of 3/4 to 1oz. Don't use braided line because the sturgeon can feel you too. It's best to let your rod sit than to hold it, trust me, you won't feel half the bites you see even with an expensive graphite rod. Let him tap tap tap at it, pick up the rod slowly while not letting the fish feel you moving the rod, point the rod at the fish and slowly reel up your slack and just as you are about to put the slightest tension on your line WHAM, set the hook. As for bait, think like a fish... what are you going to eat if your a giant vacuum cleaner laying on the bottom with dozens of other sturgeon also waiting to pick up a meal. Oh ya, those whiskers are on sturgeon for a reason, the feel around for the bait and probably feel the bait for anything suspicious if they are an educated (meaning hooked before) sturgeon. Don't use a huge rod, something with a light tip and some backbone is all that is needed. As for tricks, spots and secret baits, the rest is up to you, but this what you need to know to get started. I hear early spring is good and of course the fall... I've only ever caught the odd baby sturgeon any other time of year.
 
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