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phish_dude

Has anyone else here caught any big sharks on the river this year? I caught 2 over 40" in the past week. I was fishing to catch sum eyes but still had fun fighting those things for over an hour on my ultra light!

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Quickstrike

I've got a few of em this year. They're a lot of fun on light tackle, a little tricky landing them through an 8 in hole. Biggest I got was 44 inches.

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Granny

What baits have you guys been catching the Sturgeon on? Still haven't hooked one in my life....hope to soon though. What area of the river, if you don't mind me asking?

Granny

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Northlander

Remember these are protected and are not kept. Actually not even suposed to take them out and take pics but thats another story I wont go into.

Granny I have caught them on anything from a bare hook and minnow to a jigging rap. If its sitting there and near the bottom they will suck it in.

I caught a couple decent ones this year. Raw power. Fun to catch but a waste of good walleye/poutin time. grin.gif

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phish_dude

I was fishing boyscout and up from there a ways and caught some big sturgeon and a few smaller eyes. I was jigging a rattle glow spoon and hitting the bottem with it every now and then with a full minnow. Of course you can't keep them, but for me, it is hard to beat the rush of catching a fish that big on a pole that small. I would show the pictures, but I would'nt want to get in any trouble. grin.gif

The bigger ones were always caught between 3:00-4:30pm

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tacklejunkie

My son caught one this summer. Small. No were near the numbers you seem to see on the Rainy

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with the others Tommy! I always enjoy your bits of wisdom and humor! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      They are all coming in from the main lake. Cliff
    • FishinCT
      We used to camp on hinsdale all the time. There is one spot on the south shore closer to the east end we stayed almost every time. It's got a big rock outcrop on a small point that slopes down to the water. The picnic table and fire ring are in the open up top. Wide open space and a good breeze will keep the bugs off you. Tent site is fairly hidden. That's the best spot we ever found. Only downside is boat parking. I remember tying up on a log off the the side so probably the same site mentioned earlier.  We stayed there a ton when I was younger and never had any bear encounters, but the bear boxes are there for a reason!
    • meerkat
      I always wondered,  are the walleyes coming over the dam?   or are they swimming in from Pike?
    • Slopfishin
      Why delete your post?  I actually enjoyed reading that story. Seeing stories like yours is half the reason I like checking out this site (I like to check out all the different lake boards on fishingminnesota). 
    • delcecchi
      Hey, we need a little color and humor and Musky Tom does it best.  
    • TomWehler
      Good info to me even. Cliff you can delete my story n junk. Most people don’t know me round here anymore n for sure the humor of life is of no interest. Under stand only want the facts mama. Just the facts. 😎 I endeavor to persevere.  Beef!   
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The ice on the Pike River between the dam and the lake is opening up fast! Should be wide open in a couple of days at the present rate of melt! The DNR will be trapping walleyes soon!!!  The walleyes are already starting to move in! Pike Bay ice is  also starting to deteriorate quickly! Finally starting to look like we may get some open water for the fishing opener! Cliff 
    • chucker1101
      These aren't campsites to bring your Ranger fiberglass or decked-out Lund into. They're better fitted for smaller 14-16 ft alum boats, something you can drag on shore. Though i'm sure you can figure out how to secure something bigger. Cliff is right, most have sandy/pebble shorelines to pull a smaller boat onto. Almost all of them are well-protected from the prevailing WSW wind. You're gonna get wakes rolling into shore from passing boats, though, as it's a pretty well traveled section of the lake.
    • brrrr
      I camped at a couple sites a few years ago.  no docks, but most of the sites had a half way decent place to put the boat in.  one had a decent log to tie to.  another I threw a couple anchors out back and was able to tie off to a couple trees to keep the boat close yet off the rocks.