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LEECH21

Muddy Water Sturgeon?

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Just wondering if the muddy water will affect the sturgeon bite? What do you think? Thanks LEECH21

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It didn't last year. Three of us boated eleven of them, and lost two more on 4-5-04 in water so dirty you couldn't see the hook as soon as it hit the water. we spent half the day trying to hit a marble eye on the head with a jig with zero success, but once we found the right spot, the sturgeon were more than willing to eat.

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is it legal to fish for sturgon when the season is not on?? i am heading up in a few hours and am wondering if this still an option or if it is just something "everybody does"??

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Sturgeon season an the Rainy, LOW is:

Oct 1 2004- april 23 2005 catch and release only

May 8- May 16 2005 catch and release only

April 24- May 7

July 1- Sept 30 1 fish per year 45-50" or over 75"

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Thanks. for the info. i will post about the luck, or lack there of.

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