Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
harvey lee

The GREAT Basscatcher

4 posts in this topic

At the Sturgeon Excursion this past weekend Mr. Sturgeon (Eric) was really doing a number on the fish along with some very nice sturgeon also. Claiming they were rookies, yet it looked like he could have written a book. It was great that you guys could make it and it was also a fun time fishing by or on top of you.

Congrats to Eric and his crew. smile.gif

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom, I can't even BEGIN to explain what that was like! Wow!!!!! Bulldogs! Submarines! Fish loaded up on steroids! That doesn't even BEGIN to explain the strength of these fish! What an honor it was to be a part of something that special at Schuster's Resort! Like I said in the open water forum post....98% of that trip is locked into memory forever! wink.gifgrin.gif

How did your boat do after we left? Those fish were simply on fire!

We never got to land the coveted 60"er, but yesterday and this morning we were able to haul (LITERALLY) in a 55", 54", 52.5", 52" and 3 - 50" fish along with a dozen or more from 45" - 48.5". I've got well over 30 pictures of the ~42 sturgeon we caught, but here is my group's personal bests:

Kirk's (wall eye assasin) 52.5"er


Scott's (da chise31) 55"er


My 54"er


5 of the fish we caught were tagged and hopefully Scott will get a quick response from the DNR on the history of those fish.

Many of you Southcentral FMers know me and how well I love those walleyes. BUT, there isn't a thing in these waters that compares to the brute strength and stamina of these creatures. I thought long and hard about which fish I'd care to catch more often, and it still remains the walleye. But this fish is something everybody should experience just once in their life. You'll never forget it!!!

I'm still in shock/disbelief/awe/astonished....the list goes on.

MAN THAT WAS FUN!!!! Only 362 days until I go again! cool.gif

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

We wrestled with 14 fish Sunday morning up to noon. Three of those fish were above 50 inches with one going 55. It was a very good weekend and another one I wont forget.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm glad you had fun. It's also nice to see your avatar updated. Unfortunately, I let the crew down but then again, what's another 17" 'eye? grin.gif

Nice photos.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • Rachelkate21
      Hey! Does anyone know any brooks/steams/rivers that would be full of trout? Preferably near lakeville, mn but ill travel!
    • redlabguy
      Nice fish, Jeff. And good lesson on 1/2 crawlers, Cliff. I'm off the water for a few days with family doings, but should report I've seen a lot of mayflies in Frazer and near the portage. Clouds on the sonar and slicks of the water. I'm guessing it's not the big hatch, but it's providing a lot of food for fish. good luck out there.
    • osok
      Just got back into town from a slightly too long "vacation" dealing with relatives. Anywho, how has the fishing been on Superior, are the fish local or have they migrated N.E? 
    • AaronTC05
      I just bought a new Elite 7TI and the sun cover it came with doesn't really snap on very securely.  I'd say it just rests loosely on the outside.  It won't fall off if I flip it upside down, but it feels like it wouldn't stay on going down the highway or withstand any sort of jarring.  It takes hardly any pressure to pull it off.  Is this normal or is it a defect?  I've never owned a graph with a sun cover so I'm not familiar, but I imagined it would be a lot more snug.    
    • leech~~
      We will see if Sailorfly is another ask a silly question one hit wonder? 
    • jiggin9
      I have a Lowrance Elite 7 and was curious what lake chip most of you recommend for Lake of the Woods.  The insight pro chip that came with my unit is very basic for up there and was looking for a more detailed chip.  I'm not sure what brands are compatible with the Lowrance and which ones aren't.        Thanks in advance! 
    • Hines R
      Glad it didn't take a swim. My buddy had one of the cheaper Minnkotas deploy while he was up on plane using the main motor.  Needless to say it was a weak pin in the release system. It was a rental boat so he didn't have to deal with it. Bent the heck out of the stem portion. It was fully modified!   Didnt know now you were still going up to LOTW. Thought you were selling the place. Assuming you don't have the Sportcraft anymore since I don't think you'd put a Minnkota on that. If you still have the Sportcraft I know someone that might be interested in it.    I head up to South end out of Wheelers point tomorrow after work. Up for 2 weeks. Touch base with me if you are coming up or have the Sportcraft still for sale.   Ryan
    • cheapicetrick
      Thanks for the information. I believe yours must be different by the sounds of it. Mine looks like the one below. A bolt actually goes through the pin and bolts onto the actual trolling motor and you have to pull the lever completely out to remove it from the boat.  
    • leech~~
    • phishnerd
      Crawlers work great for a mixed bag of fish.  Fresh cut bait like suckers or shad work great for channel cats.  I've never fished North Lake in Red Wing. Have fun!