Category Archives: Fishing Sturgeon

Willie’s Maximum Size Sturgeon

Ol’ Buddy Willie Catches Himself a Monster! April 6-8, 2010 Willie knows the rules aboard FishWisher, that the Captain is to catch the biggest and the first fish of the day. I guess he just got tired of waitin’ on … Continue reading

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Last Minute Sturgy + Video of The Catch!

My Sturgeon Mojo is Back! Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Day 1: Home to Delta Marina, Rio Vista: The tides and weather worked together this week for a good fishing opportunity. I loaded up the coach and boat, and headed once again to … Continue reading

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2010 Sturgeon Fishing!

Sturgeon Fever 2010! Springtime Fishing! Monday, March 15, 2010 Day 1: Home to Delta Marina, Rio Vista: Having waited nearly a month for good fishing weather, I was more than ready to load up the coach and boat and head for … Continue reading

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2010 Sturgeon Fishing!

Sturgeon Fever 2010!  First Sturgeon of the New Year! February 2-5, 2010 Day 1, February 2, Tuesday: Home to Delta Marina and some fishing. After watching and waiting for a good – or at least acceptable – weather window, I loaded … Continue reading

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Last sturgeon trip of 2009

Last 2009 Sturgeon Adventure! Three days at Delta Marina (Rio Vista, Ca) aboard the coach and boat! Sundown while sturgeon fishing on the Sacramento River near Decker Island (Below Rio Vista) on Day 1. Monday, Dec 28, 2009 Day 1: … Continue reading

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Monster 8 Ft Sturgeon!

The Biggest Sturgeon I’ve Ever Seen!  November 30 – December 3, 2009 Eight-Foot Sturgeon Caught Near Decker Island! Fellow sturgeon fishermen Bill Phillips, Don Littell and Ed Cox struggle to hold the monster as they pose for this incredible photo! The three veteran … Continue reading

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Fishing with m’boy… and his first sturgeon! November 2009

Fishing with m’boy… and His first Sturgeon!  November 16-20, 2009  Dean with his huge catch – taken during the last couple hours of fishing time during our five day visit! Nov 16, 2009, Monday, Day 1 at Delta Marina, Rio … Continue reading

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2009 Fall Season: 10 Exciting Delta Trips and Willie’s First Sturgeon!

2009 Fall Sturgeon Season! Four Wonderful Visits to Brannan Island State Park and 10 Days of Excitement aboard FishWisherIII! Another Trip… Another Sturgeon! The Sacramento River Sturgeon Bite is HOT! November 11, 2009 I left the coach at home this week and made a … Continue reading

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Suisun Bay = two more sturgeon!

Two more Suisun Bay sturgeon! April 29 – May 1, 2009 This is a story about a very lucky sturgeon… The time was right for another adventure on Suisun Bay. The tides and the winds would be working together – … Continue reading

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No sturgeon – but caught my best wildlife photo ever!

Another grand adventure to Brannan Island State Park for more sturgeon fishing! April 8-10, 2009 This week’s adventure found me back at Brannan Island for a couple days of fishing. I timed it to include rain this time, but there … Continue reading

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Suisun Bay Sturgeon!

Three Days at Brannan State Recreation Area (near Rio Vista, CA) …and the first sturgeon aboard my new FishWisher III! March 18-20, 2009 50 inch 27 pound from my honey hole on Suisun Bay A really lousy video of this … Continue reading

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November fishing: Two more sturgeon!

Two more sturgeon! November 24-26, 2008   Monday dawned foggy and cold at home, a typical December day in late November. The kind of day that would normally find me inside by the fireplace. But late November is the end of my fishing year, and … Continue reading

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Delta Trips Sept-Nov 2008

2008 Delta Fishing! November 19, 2008 After the great sturgeon trip to Brannan a week ago, and slow tides this week, I decided to try a place very close to home that I haven’t tried before: Mossdale Crossing. This county ramp has a … Continue reading

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Five sturgeon in three days: Priceless!

…Five sturgeon in three days: Priceless! November 11-13, 2008 The cost of three nights at Brannan Island Park with a berth: $97. Gas to and from Brannan: $35. Five sturgeon in three days: Priceless! As sturgeon fishing goes, this week’s trip … Continue reading

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A few summer trips of 2007

Two summer trips of 2007 August 28, 2007 One tough little sturgeon! 52″ 30 Lbs. I read a very good report from Lucky Strike Charter about their catching five sturgeon on Saturday while fishing Suisun Bay. Five!? Suisun? In August? I don’t believe … Continue reading

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November 2006: Sturgeon Fishing!

November ’06 Sturgeon  An Autumn Cruise To Suisun Bay  November 1-2, 2006 I gave up on the salmon – at least for now. So after launching at Brannan State Park Tuesday morning, I trolled for stripers down river from Three Mile Slough.  I managed one … Continue reading

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End of an era: The last legal monster!

The Last Legal Monster… March 8, 2006 Having ranted about the coming reduced sturgeon slot last week, it was time to head out for another Delta adventure and do what seemed my duty: Catch one last, monster sturgeon and imagine that I was … Continue reading

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Two record smallest keeper sturgeon in two weeks.

2005 Sturgeon #1… Barely! November 16-17, 2005 Thanks to the good weather, I’ve been out on the Delta for two overnight adventures the past two weeks and I must report that it just doesn’t get any better than this. Not only is the … Continue reading

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Al’s big sturgeon: The biggest male sturgy I’ve ever seen!

Al’s Big Sturgeon! April 20-21, 2005 This past week my old high school buddy, Al (Class of ’58 – yeah, I mean old!), drove down from Oregon to go fishing with me. Our plans included a visit to the Delta for … Continue reading

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A perfect day on Suisun Bay

The Good Life on Suisun Bay! March 15, 2005 After missing the prior week’s fishing entirely, it was important to me to get out on a serious sturgeon safari this week. I shuffled my schedule around and planned on launching at Rio Vista … Continue reading

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