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The Prodigy

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The Prodigy

I was wondering if anyone had any tips as to where I should do some sturgeon fishing this weekend - I have only fished the rainy and would like to give the st. croix a shot. Any info would help, thanks! -prodigy

I catch and release only if that makes any differance to anyone.

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OakdaleFMR

I have caught several by accident on worms at the north end of the Kinny Narrows.

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Shack

Going for cats, but when useing 2 polls it is always a fun thing to put on some sturgy gear.

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dilleyo

I caught a little one (21") about 2 weeks ago up at the boomsite north of Swillwater from shore.

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croixeyes

A couple of popular spots that I see being fished are as follows.The south tip of the swinging train bridge in the Hudson channel,its a nice deep hole there.Also out in front of the power plant in Bayport.

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erickol

Hello, I fished the power plant only once. If I remember it is somewhat shallow for a ways out. If I were to shore fish there and target sturgeon....how far out would I have to get to hit the deeper water? Also, Is there a way to shore fish the huidson train bridge? I am very excited to sturgeon fish, but don't have a dang boat! Any tips on locating sturgeon holding water or general tips would be appriciated very much. Thanks....Eric

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croixeyes

You would have to walk the train tracks from the wis side but there is a deep hole on the south side out from the first piling at the bridge.You can fish that side with a mn license if your wondering.Dont know if its legal to access that area but ive seen others fishing there ...good luck..

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AugieAngler

I caught several this summer above the Franconia landing...fish the deep holes with globs of crawlers.

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The Prodigy

Really! what kind of size from franconia augie!

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erickol

Thanks Guys,

Every little bit helps. If all goes well you'll see a goofy smiling me holding a decent sturgeon like a kid at prom who just got.....kissed. Eric

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AugieAngler

We didn't get any over 40 inches, but most were between 30-40 inches - they were really fun on light rods with 4lb test! We also caught tons of turtles --- they bit every bait I tried. My buddy even got one on stinkbait.

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bgreen82

was out tonight (monday night) and didnt get a thing. small nibbles taking the crawlers away, prolly sheepies, but nothing else. my first time out for sturgeon though and first time fishing the croix in a boat, so rookie rules apply.

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MidCoast

I catch a lot by accident as well all over the Croix while i use worms for catfish and redhorses... There seems to be a lot of sturgeons out on the croix.. however, they are soo small...

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HAppnhook

Ran into a couple of guys that had pulled in a 30 and a 40 on sunday. Here is my question, what exactly do you do with a sturgeon?

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OakdaleFMR

Take a picture and then release it laugh.gif

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hanson

Quote:

Here is my question, what exactly do you do with a sturgeon?


We catch them for fun, the fight is like nothing else.

State law only allows the keeping of 1 sturgeon, per angler, per year so catch & release is the name of the game unless you are only after 1.

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Shack

I am learning more and more about sturgeon! I think also you have to have tag for the one fish over a certain length.

I have caught 40 or 50 of them in last month. They are smaller, it is a start! Alot of action though!

Here are some pics from the croix!

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Here is a flat that snuck in. These are what we were going for, but the sturgy seem to show the most action!

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My PB to date and hope to get a bigger one soon. Hope to maybe get back out and this weekend!

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TRZ

Sturgeon are VERY good eating. i would compare it to salmon especially smoked. I have got a few legals out of the croix over the years but the are a bit rare. they are a pain to clean and are very messy and usually full of whole shad But the are great eat'in. grin.gif

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HAppnhook

At last, a fisherman that tells no lies smile.gif

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