Freaks are out early

Discussion in 'Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River' started by piketroller, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. piketroller

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    It ain’t Halloween yet and the freaks were out in full force tonight. First up was this sturgeon who apparently likes to bar fight. Down to one barbel and half a nose, but it was a fat 54” and full of piss and vinegar. The scutes were still really sharp for that size, so it must be a rather young fish.
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    Next was this little football. 29” and 8 pounds. The picture doesn’t do it justice. For reference, I got a normal looking 30” one shortly afterwards that weighed 4.5 pounds. This fish might grow up to be a 60” long adult with a 40” girth. It was the most vocal sturgeon I’ve ever caught. It grunted the whole time from before it came aboard to as it was swimming away.
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    Finally I got my first SCR burbot. I think the boat is going to stink for a week.
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  2. ReallyBigFish

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    Nice catches. I want to get a burbot sometime. I remember reading an article about them in Outdoor Life about the eelpout weekend in either Minny or Wisconsin they have in winter to catch and celebrate them.
     
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  3. on a call

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    My guess would be that sturgeon got into a line that disformed its mouth and cut its snout ??

    Just a guess...but, I am happy to see it is doing well !

    Nice bur ! I guess there are a few in there.
     
  4. 6667supersport

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    Dam that little porker is going to grow up to be a mighty impressive fish. Wonder if it is a young fish that just eats constantly or an older fish that doesnt grow lengthwise like it should. Either way it looks like you have a dam good spot for sturgeon. Nice to see the pics of them.
     
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    Little head usually means a young fish. But with odd balls like this you really don’t know unless you count the rings on the ear bone or whatever else the biologists do to age them.
     
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    De freaks come out at night;)
     
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    Sounds like you have been to Royal Oak a time or two :lol:
     
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    Sounds like something out of fieldy's dreams.

     
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    Tony The Tiger says “Tastes Great”

    Caught this 40” Tiger Muskie Saturday on my Buddy Muskie Mike’s boat...maybe the new moon played a part luring the Freaks!

    I’ve never caught one before. It made a mad dash run and peeled 500 feet of line after the initial hit where it propelled itself like a launching tuna at the surface. It was impressive! I did not know that they were a cross breed between a pike and a LSC Muskie and can’t re-produce. Shame...awesome fish. C6A064C7-3EF9-4313-BC38-E84D3ECFD0EE.jpeg 0CBC9358-6A5C-4493-A814-57AA447C7981.jpeg
     
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