Cool weather sturgeon fishing.  

Cool weather sturgeon fishing.  

Well this was our last fishing trip of the season, and it was cold to say the least.  Justin and his Father not only braved the cool temperatures for a day of fishing.  They camped over night on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in our outfitter tent and got two days of fishing in.  Our first morning started slow, then bam!  Sturgeon on, and this guy was stripping line! We finally get him to the boat but the sturgeon sat right on the bottom of the river, 16 feet deep.  He would not come up for anything!  With the lift of the rod slowing, and a few spins of the reel is all we could do.  After a few minutes we had him at the surface.  Catching sturgeon in my opinion is like no other!  We finally landed this beautiful fish for a quick picture then back into the river. Not five minutes later, tap, tap, I holler at Justin to set the hook!  The fight is on!  We boated two beautiful sturgeon in ten minutes!  Unreal action! We managed to boat nine sturgeon in two days.  It was an absolute blast! And a great way to end a fantastic season on the North Saskatchewan River.  We cannot wait to get back on the open water in the spring.  

 

Keep the shinny side down, and your hooks sharpe.   

Nick Porayko