Category Archives: Fishing Sturgeon

A Shaker Beats A Skunk!

A Story From Another Time, Another Boat May 13, 1999 The worst day fishing beats… Well, it beats me to pieces in the wind! I cancelled the prior week’s fishing trip due to a combination of high winds and low … Continue reading

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Another Sturgeon Adventure – Without the Sturgeon!

Another Try… Another Skunk! March 12-13, 2013 Suisun Bay on a rare, calm day – just what I was waiting for! This adventure also began with a bad omen. I stopped at my usual bait shop for good, fat eel … Continue reading

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First Fishing Trip in over Three Months

A Pleasant Try, But no Fish …that’s why they call me FishWisher! February 28 – March 1, 2013 Day 1, Thursday: It seemed right from the start that this trip was not meant to be. As I drove to my beloved … Continue reading

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The Monster that Got Away!

Nov 14 – 15, 2012 The Season’s First Suisun Bay Trip My honey hole on Suisun Bay. It was a nearly calm day, and almost as good as it gets on Suisun in November. Over the years my honey hole … Continue reading

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Five Days on the Delta with My Son – And a Few Hours Fishing!

Fishin’ With m’Boy Nov 5-9, 2012 Day 1, Monday, Home to Delta Marina in Rio Vista It was three years ago that my son, Dean, flew up from his home near San Diego to meet me for some Delta fishing. … Continue reading

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Finally! A Couple of Sturgeon to the Boat!

One Sturgy Too Small, One Big’un Made a Break for It! April 19 – 20, 2012 Honestly, I’ve been such a wimp this spring. I haven’t been on a sturgeon hunt for a month because it’s either too cold or … Continue reading

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The New Sturgeon Season Opens with a Couple of Boat Rides

Lovely Boat Rides to Begin the New Sturgeon Season… March 8-9, 2012 The rod remained motionless this trip – but what a view! My last fishing adventure was over three months ago! In my old age I choose to NOT … Continue reading

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Another Mighty Suisun Bay Sturgeon!

A Cold December Adventure on Suisun Bay December 6-7, 2011   My big sturgeon! In the report of my last Delta adventure, I wrote that it would likely be my last for the year because it’s just so dang cold out … Continue reading

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Two Keeper Sturgeon on Suisun Bay!

A Suisun Bay Freight Train! November 8-9, 2011 The 59 inch, 45 pound beast poses with the handsome fisherman. Having chased salmon once too often this autumn, catching nothing for last week’s efforts, I declared my salmon season over and … Continue reading

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The End of Sturgeon Season ’til Fall

Sturgeon Season Ends With a Whimper… May 19, 2011 More of the same: waiting… waiting… waiting for the bite that never came. OK – I give up! My last two trips – both to the Sacramento River near the Rio … Continue reading

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Fishing Rio Vista again… and another blank!

  Possibly this season’s last sturgeon trip… May 12, 2011 Sometimes I’m tempted to just forget about blogging my fishing adventures, but skunks are as much a part of fishing as bragging about the big catch! I headed for Rio … Continue reading

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Summer Has Arrived!

Summer Has Arrived! May 4-5, 2011 Day One: My little striper of about 18 inches. He was almost taken home by Willie, but one sore on the fish saved its life! Willie’s little shaker striper that was tossed back. I … Continue reading

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April 19-20, 2011: Two Days on the River = Three Sturgeon!

Three Sturgeon in Two Days! 2011-4-20 This little 28 inch sturgeon was released to fight another day. After launching into the Sacramento River at Rio Vista, I headed down river the four or five miles to Decker Island and dropped … Continue reading

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Finally! Chasing Sturgeon with the New C-Dory…

FishWisher IV’s Maiden Fishing Trip! March 9-10, 2011 Launching the new toy at Brannan Island State Park near Rio Vista, CA because… IT’S TIME TO GO FISHIN’! The projects were finally complete, the weather had warmed a bit, and the … Continue reading

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End of My So-So 2010 Sturgeon Season

The 2010 Sturgeon Season Closer Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2010 The little 32 incher that was released on Tuesday. As I reeled in my line this Wednesday afternoon, December 1, my sturgeon season came to a close. It had … Continue reading

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2010-Nov 15-17: Another Three Day Delta Adventure

Perfect Weather, Good Tides = Another Trip To the Delta! October 15-18, 2010 One of two sturgies reeled to the boat this trip! 2010-11-15 Monday, Day 1 In times past I fished the delta almost every week during the times … Continue reading

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Three Glorious Delta Days November 1-3, 2010

My Beloved Delta is Perfect in Autumn! November 1-3, 2010 The Sacramento River at sundown after a day of fishing Suisun Bay. This week’s trip to Rio Vista on the California Delta was remarkable not for the fishing (I was … Continue reading

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First Sturgeon on the Delta this Autumn! October 18,19,20 – 2010

Sturgeon on the Delta! October 18-20, 2010 Day 1, Monday: October finally arrived! It had been a long time since I fished the delta, and  was anxious to begin sturgeon fishing again. It had been a frustrating summer of fishing Hogan … Continue reading

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Last Delta Trip of the Season

The Last Delta Trip of the Season 2010-5-18 Tuesday, Day 1: Home to Delta Marina The WWII Liberty Ship Jeremiah O’Brien heading up the Sacramento River as I fished on Tuesday. My video of the Jeremiah O’Brien as she chugged upriver: … Continue reading

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More 2010 Sturgeon Fishing

More 2010 Sturgeon Fishing! Fishing from Delta Marina at Rio Vista, Calif. May 4-7 2010 Tuesday, May 4 – Day 1: Home to Delta Marina in Rio Vista After about a month of dodging windy weather or rain, it was time again to … Continue reading

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