North Channel Sturgeon

Discussion in 'Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River' started by kbar, May 2, 2018.

  1. kbar

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    Brother in Law caught this Tuesday night. 20 minute battle, it was 52" long and was tagged. Sturgeon.JPG Must add he was released to fight another day.
     
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    Looks like a very healthy fish, got some good girth to it :).
     

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    Yes it looked very healthy and it revived pretty quickly and swam away. I would have to guess it was in the 50 pound range. We have the tag number and I am going to call the DNR and see what info they have on it.
     
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    Roughly 35#. At that size, the length/girth chart put out by the DNR is pretty darn accurate (I tested it against my own fish and scale).
     
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    They should send your brother a letter with info on the fish of when it was tagged, weight and length at that time too. Really nice to read some history on the fish :)
     
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    They may direct you here:
    https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79119_79146_82441_82708---,00.html

    Use that link to report the tagged fish. In a couple weeks you should have info. Had 2 in one night on my boat fall 2016. They should have sex, age, length, weight and where it was tagged. Pretty cool to see how far it traveled (or didn't) and how it grew with age.
     
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    Interesting. Your post mentioned "night" yet it looks like there was still a lot of sun on the water. Might I ask approximately what time of day? I tend to see them in the NC coming up out of the water like nuclear missiles at dusk, but it's interesting to see a catch while the sun appears to still be up. I'll join others here and would also like to hear about the DNR tag report when you get it.

    That was a nice beast!
     
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    People still catch em middle of day but I think boat traffic hurts fishing. That and they feed better at night. I took "night" to mean the evening bite. Shadows look like 7 pm to me.
     
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    Even an expert on shadows and time guessing.....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::p
     
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    it's called forensics I think!

    And haven't you used a sundial?

    take that post last year from... Benster? For example. Said it was 2 pm in... July or whatever but the sun was setting in the background lmao
     
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    good looking and healthy fish , thx for photo
     
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    It was about 5:30 pm.
     
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    Many are caught while jigging for walleye. First one I ever caught I was jigging for walleye. Many will be foul hooked in the snout or around the pectoral fin.
    They can be fished for during the day but boat traffic would hinder that effort greatly. That is why most of us will fish for them at night. October or Nov. is great during the day because of much less boat traffic.
     
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    530 pm dang I have to recalibrate my virtual sundial
     
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    Yup, the guy's pretty amazing!
     
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