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Tyler Holm

Sturgeon Excursion ‘07 Report (lots of pictures)

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Tyler Holm

WoW!!! I don’t even know where to start. This is my second year attending this trip and it exceeded my expectations by a long ways. The fishing was awesome!

Fiskyknut and I started out Thurs banging fish left and right. Over the course of a half day of fishing we hit 4 doubles (sturgeon doubles) and 6 fish over 40”

45”er

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A double in the mid 30s

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Another double

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44” Tagged one

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These monsters even bit after dark. Fisky and I had 2 of our doubles after dark and several of our larger fish.

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Day 2 I continued where Fisky and I left off. 3 minutes into the day I hit a monster!

51.5”

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I spend a half hour fighting that fish, and as soon as I got my line back in the water, I was hit within a minute with a mid 40s fish. A quick release of that fish was immediately followed by another mid 40s fish. Basically in the 1st hour of fishing I was fighting fish for about 55 minutes of it. WoW, Holy, WoW!

My big fish (and personal best) of the weekend came midday on Friday and most of it was caught on film. We’ll see if it makes it into the next HSO video.

52” MONSTER!

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On Saturday I was joined by some good college buddies Dave, Craig, and Nick.

It wasn’t long before Dave hooked into his new personal best a 45”er

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Craig topped the charts with this 47”

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Nick got ahold of his largest fish ever with this 40”er

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I put another nice 49”er in the boat as well.

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We had a good rain going, but even a better bite for about 2 hours on Saturday. Then the unthinkable happens. I’ll set the scene. Usually when somebody hooks into a decent fish, everybody has to reel up (they like to circle the boat). It was raining, so there was not a lot of conversation going on. I was just watching my rod tip when all of the sudden I hear Dave yell out…IT’S A TRIPPLE. Just before he yelled that, I had a little tap. I though NO-WAY!. A hook-set later we had 4 fish on all at the same time. I don’t know how, but we managed to land all 4 fish within 45 seconds of each other and managed this once in a lifetime photo

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Nick & Craig doubling up

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A few of these sturgeon had really neat color patters. Check this one out.

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A few non-sturgeons

Black Bullhead

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Silver Redhorse

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Blooper outtake… man those things are sharp too!

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All in all 69 sturgeons hit the boat for me this weekend. Man what a trip. I’m out of breath just thinking about it.

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huntnfishsd

Great pics Holmer...being my first stugeon excursion, it was a trip of a lifetime and I am already lookin forward to next year where maybe I can hook one a little bigger than 40". The quad in the pouring rain was definately the highlight and will be tough to beat! Now I guess it's time to get used to catching something a little smaller!

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huntnfishsd

oh yeah, awesome blooper pic...i'm glad i can hold on to my fish! haha, only kidding...

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David Frank

Well put Tyler! Definately my trip of the year so far, and as you know, there has been a couple dandys! (Brainerd, Devils Lake....) I will have a spot reserved on my calender for next year without a doubt. This weekend the Turkey hunting starts for me, but the sturgeon excursion will be tough to forget! Thanks again for putting us on the fish and bringing your boat. Maybe by next year, I will be proud owner of one as well.

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frydaddy

Wow, That looks like a pretty awesome trip! I would like to hit you up for some info some time regarding specifics....it looks like a trip i'd like to try next year.

congrats

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nate larson

WOW...looks like it was an incredible trip to say the least. I would definitely like to make it up there next year. My brother has a boast so maybe I can convince him to take me. I have never been sturgeon fishing, but this has definitely peaked my interest. Congrats on all the awesome fish.

Nate

PS...do you get caviar if you squeeze them?

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Rugbyguy

Anytime you get that crew together there are bound to be some bloopers.

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Tyler Holm

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Wow, That looks like a pretty awesome trip! I would like to hit you up for some info some time regarding specifics....it looks like a trip i'd like to try next year.

congrats


I'd be more than happy to share some specifics. I'm certainly going again next yet.

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Tyler Holm

Nate,

No caviar, but's it's a heck of a good trip.

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NutsAboutFishing

More garbage fish huh Tyler? You should have your own show. Ha!

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Rugbyguy

Any day of fishing and catching is better than work, no matter what the species.

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Crickschop04

I haven't been active on here in a while, but it seems like NutsAboutFishing would like to take over as the president of the Tyler Holm fan club???

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