Hello, Well as I said I geared up to sturgeon fish and finally got the chance
The first trip was just a practice run of sorts. When we arrived at the YoYo Launch below Rock Island Dam the first one we ran across was Stuart Hurd of Hurds guide services, and he gave us a quick run down of the dos and don't especially low spots in the river and also how deep he has been catching fish..We also got to meet the Travis Maitland of the Fish and Game who was there with his partner checking fish and the fishery.
We boated around checking water depths and checking other boats and places. We did anchor up and did get a few bites that first time, but no fish, we managed to lose some bait and tackle but nothing serious. We scouted and saw where Hurd anchored and made a note of it and would try there when we came back.
Everyone we talked to that day was very nice and very informative. all in all it was a nice first day.
So I had the itch to try again soon as I thought we were on the verge of catching fish.. So the next available day Ernie could go we took the opportunity and started earlier this time. We were on the water before 8:00
There were a handful of boats around but no one where we wanted to try first. So we anchored up and altho it was deeper than we were told the fish may be we tried it anyway.
Well within 10 minutes or so I got a bite and hooked a fish! I could feel it was big but then it wasn't making a big run so I horsed it close but then it took off and I figured it was bigger than first thought . I fought it for 1/2 hour then gave the pole to Ernie, I could tell it was going to be a fight, and Ernie wanted to fish so he got the chance. He fought it for about an hour, finally giving the pole back to me and I fought it, the fish did not want to come in it was a lot of fun but very tiring. Finally after almost 90 minutes I got the fish in close to the boat and we saw how big it was. Since the limit is 72 inches we thought it looked bigger, so we measured and it was about 83 or so, so after pictures we released him. Ernie wanted to go again so we did but after a few times just checking the bait I realized if we were to catch another I would not be able to bring it in Ernie agreed and we pulled anchor and headed in. I did have my Mobius camera on my cap and it was recording so here is the link to the video here, check it out!! Now I am concentrating on Salmon fishing as the Brewster Derby is not far off and Ernie and I are going to fish that!! fun fun fun.. until next time.. go catch a fish!
June 21, 2016Sturgeon harvest allowed in Wanapum and Priest Rapids Reservoirs Action: Allow harvest of sturgeonEffective Dates: July 1 through Sept. 30, 2016Species affected: White sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork lengthLocation: Priest Rapids Reservoir (from Priest Rapids Dam to Wanapum Dam) and Wanapum Reservoir (from Wanapum Dam to Rock Island Dam)Reason for action: Hatchery-origin [...]
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