View Full Version : Just a few pics of my sturgon and other various fish caught in my area!!

07-30-2009, 10:40 PM
Took me over an hour to land the Sturgon....and that was from shore!

07-31-2009, 04:15 AM
Hello mate, that's one nice size Fish, what bait did you catch it on, dogfood is meant to work well for them?...I bet your freezer was full for ages!

07-31-2009, 09:40 AM
Got him on 10lb test with a medium action rod, using a #4 single hook with two night crawlers about 10 minutes from home. Life is good :good:

07-31-2009, 10:33 AM
what body of water did you catch that monster on! Very nice photos!

07-31-2009, 11:23 AM
Thats a huge fish for 10lb line! Nice job.

07-31-2009, 12:37 PM
I was under the impression these fish were protected and had to be catch and release??? Sure I read in nthe paper here that someone got prosocuted for taking a sturgeon? Or am I just getting it mixed up for when the fish was out of season?

07-31-2009, 03:43 PM
It all depends where it was caught... and when. It may not have even been caught in Ontario...

But in Blind River, ON (zone 10) you cannot keep them.

Here are the current regs - http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/LetsFish/Publication/STEL02_163615.html

07-31-2009, 03:54 PM
After further research, looks like you are correct Ben, you can fish them, but cannot keep them anywhere in Ontario.

07-31-2009, 07:31 PM
Thats what I thought and hence my comment!

Just with his name it kinda suggests the fishing is the area

07-31-2009, 08:30 PM
Yeah who knows, maybe he fishes in BC too!

08-01-2009, 08:10 PM
Yes you are right, they are a protected fish unless you have a treaty card (which I do). Even though I can keep them i do try to practice catch and release on htis type of fish for sure but due to the fact of some major gill damage I desided to keep and smoke this one. Hmmm good.
He was caught in the Mississagi River from the shores of the Mississagi Reserve.

08-04-2009, 12:35 PM
Are they good eating? I assume they must be since they have been so popular throughout history. Living here on the East Coast our sturgeon species are like our wild Atlantic salmon (the few left). You aren’t even allowed to keep them long enough for pictures let alone for dinner.

08-04-2009, 09:40 PM
They are really good eating!! Very meaty fish. I gave away 1/2 of it to my elders and family and smoked almost all the other 1/2. Left them in the smoker for over 20 hrs.....hmmmmm wishing i had some right now!!!

Master Basser
08-05-2009, 11:08 PM
Sweet...another dream come true!!

08-06-2009, 01:23 PM
Some new pics of last weeks fishing with the Wife my Mom and Cousin

08-06-2009, 02:16 PM
Very nice haul you got there!

08-06-2009, 03:30 PM
The whole fishing culture is so different here than it is in the UK.

Good catch all the same

08-07-2009, 11:54 AM
Which is kind of funny since I think you guys eat a lot more fish in general than Americans do. :smile:

I assume it has a lot to do with the limited number of fresh water fishing opportunities in the UK vs the number of people who would like to catch fish. If you don’t have a very strong catch and release mindset then there’d be nothing to catch.

We’re lucky that the ratio of fishermen vs waterways is much lower over here. This allows most of our waters to be managed so that as long as you follow the creel limits the fishery can sustain harvesting.