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Another Mighty Suisun Bay Sturgeon!
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Great post, great pictures, great fish. Only you could be that organized !
Thanks, Rich – and thanks for the visit. Keep comin’ back!
I love your reports and have learned a lot. Two weeks ago I had my daughters hook into a big sturgeon using many of the things I learned from your site including using eel for bait. Here is a video of them whooping it up.
Anonymous – Good catch – the girls really had a ball and screamed and hooted just like I do! Congratulations. I assume that’s the Delta – ? You might check regs about that gaff. As I understand the regs, they’re allowed only on the “main stem” of the Sacramento River below Anderson to (I guess) Suisun Bay and only to 3′ long. I’m not sure where you’re video was taken, but you might check that out. Thanks for the entertaining video!
Thanks for the information. I have only used a gaff before just to lip the fish to avoid taking it out of the water. In fact, I never thought of netting larger sturgeon until I saw your site. I actually ended up netting that fish as it wouldn’t be lipped. I assumed the no gaff rule was to actually stick the fish.
The spot was probably pretty close to your “honey hole”
I need to pinpoint it a little more but I think I was within a mile or two from it. 🙂
The no gaff rule is here:
“2.06. Use of Gaffs.
No person shall possess or use a gaff in inland waters, except that a gaff three feet or less in length may be used to land legal-sized fish only by anglers fishing from a boat in the Sacramento River main stem below Deschutes Road Bridge.”
“Sec 5.80(d) Methods of take:
The sturgeon must voluntarily take the bait or lure in its mouth. No sturgeon may be taken by trolling, snagging or by the use of firearms. Sturgeon may not be gaffed, nor shall any person use any type of firearm to assist in landing or killing any sturgeon.”
So… I guess just be sure that the gaff is less than 3′ and don’t use it on a sturgeon!
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