Feb 4, 2013 Hard Work Required For Sturgeon
Written By: Dan Bacher, February 4, 2013
Location: Sacramento River- Middle,
(Yuba City) Boaters and bank anglers are catching a few keeper and oversized sturgeon on the Sacramento River, but the best is yet to come in February and March.
“Fishermen are experiencing the best action at Grimes, Tisdale, Knights Landing and Verona,” said Bob Boucke at Johnson’s Bait and Tackle. “One local, Darrell, reported catching one keeper sturgeon and releasing an oversize fish on a recent trip while using pileworms.”
Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service also hooked a big sturgeon on a recent boating venture to Verona, but he lost the fish when it became wrapped around a tree.
The cold air and water temperatures haven’t done much to help the fishing – or the angling pressure, since they have kept many fishermen off the water.
Anglers interested in hooking sturgeon should used pileworms, ghost shrimp and lamprey eel for the best success.
Make sure you are acquainted with the new sturgeon regulations before heading out on the river. For the complete regulations, go to: http://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/new-sturgeon-regulations-effective-jan-1-2013/Back To Reports