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LEECH21

Wiskers, were you out on Four-Mile Bay on Sunday? If so we saw you reeling them in one after another. What's the secret? Were you using scent on your bait? If you don't want to give up any secrets I understand.

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uffdapete

I talked to a guy yesterday who lives in Loman on the Black river and he said the ice just cleared out of that.

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pelicanlanding

Leech how did you do sturgeon fishing any walleyes did you just fish four mile or did you fish up the river as well. I plan to try the river towards end of week.

Thanks Ken

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Bruce Mosher

My son Max and I were fishing with Rusty (Wiskers) on Sunday in the Bay and we caught 18 Sturgeon. The Biggest caught by Max (age 11) was 53". It was a blast. We were using Night Crawlers and would even put an extra shiner minnow on with the Crawlers. Rusty and Max were also using the Dip bait. Seemed to work well too. Bruce Mosher

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Tyler Holm

I'm new to Sturgeon Fishing and have a few questions for anybody who cares to help. I have read several articles and still haven't found the answers to the questions at the link below. Thanks for your help.

Sturgeon Questions

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CatManLee

Fished the river on Saturday and boy was it slow...

We fished near Clementson for a few hours in the morning and managed a couple of suckers. Then we loaded up and went on up to International Falls to fish near the dam.

We managed a Northern that was about 30"s and a couple more Suckers. We had one good run on the clicker but it dropped the bait too quick, that was it.

We could have probably done better if we would have pulled right up among all the other boats in the hole below the dam, but didn't feel like sitting next to everyone, so we went down river a little ways.

We thought about going to 4-Mile bay, but decided not too, how was the boat traffic in the bay?

Even though the fishing was pretty slow for us, it was a beautiful day to be on the water! Hey I might not have caught alot of fish, but atleast I caught my first light sunburn! grin.gif

The water was pretty muddy by Clementson (6"?). Can't wait for the 22nd... I'll see you guys there.

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tearin' lips

Glad to hear you had a good time. We went at the mouth of the littlefork yesterday afternoon. No sturgeon, but about 20 suckers in three hours including one that was seven pounds eight ounces. I'm assuming your talking about the deep(60+) hole behind the dam. That is not good until the season opens again in the summer time. I don't know why that is, but I have done good this time of year on the sand bar before you get to the hole in 16 feet of water. The mud line on the little fork was ridiculus. It was very pronounced and in it there was literally 1/2 inch visibility. We should start to see signs of clearing up within a week. I'll update when they start to really kick!

good luck fishing everyone!

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tearin' lips

Also I posted a reply to your questions on the catfish forum tyler.

Good Fishing!

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Sandee

You said the river near Clementson was 6" clarity? Could you see the "silt" floating near the top of the water? Did you get any debris on your line? The Rainy is naturally stained water and 6" isn't a bad clarity level. Hey, congrats on your first sunburn! grin.gif

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Laker_taker

Tyler,

What did you need help with? I have been fishing sturgeon for a couple of years and got down the system pretty good.

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LEECH21

We fished Four-Mile Bay on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We did real well on Sunday and Monday. We ended up with about 30+ sturgeon with 3 guys. The biggest were a 57",56",52",50", and a whole bunch more in the high to mid 40's. I landed the biggest of the trip, a 58 inch brute!

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We had a blast and will be back next year as well. To all yet to make their trip, GOOD LUCK!

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tearin' lips

6" clarity is horrible, yes the rainy is stained, but in normal water conditions 4-5' visibility is not uncommon. Nice fish Leech! I can't wait to feel the pull of one on the end of my Line!!!!!

Good Luck fishing everyone!

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Laker_taker

Captain, y u gotta lie about how many suckers we caught. and that one u caught was bigger than that. tongue.gif so when we goin fishin again. maybe try bigfork. but we gotta remeber everything crazy.gif

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Laker_taker

J.K. I lost count at 10 and we were catching a lot there towards the end so maybe it was 20. But your scale must have been off cuz that sucker looked and felt bigger than 7 pounds. we gotta get a new scale.

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Sandee

I've never seen 4 to 5 FOOT clarity on the Rainy River, unless you are fishing out of Peland. Possibly closer to the gap? In the Clementson area 6 inches to 1 1/2 foot is the good fishing range I ever experienced, and that's for the last 12 years.

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