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jack42man

Lake Sturgeon

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Rumor has it that a 65 inch lake sturgeon (70 lbs??) was caught ice fishing this last week on 4 lbs test. Hard to believe. Is this possible?? It was released because season is closed. But I would think this would be some type of state record.

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Several fish that size are caught every spring. There

were 2 fish approaching 100 pounds the year before last

so you can believe that these are big fish. Come up this

spring and catch a few with us and then tell me you can

land a 70 pounder on 4 pound test line.

They are caught thru the ice pretty regularly. It would

be fun.

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THE FISH WAS 47'' AND THEY THOUGHT IT WEIGHTED 30LBS

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Check out Sportsman's Lodges website. There have been several sturgeon caught in their houses. The biggest being 54" (in the slot and released).

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I don't know about through the ice, but I will say that it is possible to catch a pretty big fish on 4 lb test. This past May I was able to land a 58 inch sturgeon that we figured weighed somewhere around 60 lbs on 4 lb test on the Rainy River. It takes patience and a strategy, but it's not impossible. As far as 100 lbs goes, does anybody know the biggest fish caught on LOW? I know in the early days of comercial fishing sturgeon, large fish were not that uncommon. How about in more recent history?

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I caugt a 60" sturgeon through the ice at Long Point in April of 2006. It almost an hour and a half on 14lb fireline almost ran me completely out of line twice. Thankfully I had a 10" hole to get up through.

Anyone know what the biggest sturgeon through the ice is?

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The sturgeon was 64 inches, on 4# test line, caught out of Sportsman's Lodge Sleeper houses.

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