Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Non-stop Sturgeon Fishing Blitz

Whew, that was a long weekend!    I don't know about you, but I'll be heading to bed extra early tonight!  Since Saturday I had the pleasure of taking out a group of 5 anglers for a half day of sturgeon fishing, followed by more full days with another group of 5 who drove down all the way from Ontario to experience kayak fishing in our own Sturgeon Alley.  

On Saturday a group of five friends came down from the Fredericton area for a half day of fishing and got to exprience some fantastic weather and excellent fishing.    Between all of us somewhere around 20 sturgeon were caught with just one in the group not landing a sturgeon.   Here is a slideshow of the pictures I captured from from this trip.   If you can't get the slide show, you can click here to view them.

After this trip was Halloween night, which in itself is always an adventure when you have a 5 and an 8 year old!    This year they dressed up as Sonic the Hedgehog and Link, both from video games.   My wife Anna made the costumes again this year as she does ever Halloween.

On Sunday I met some very dedicated anglers who have a goal of catching as many species as they can.    A 9 inch Tommy Cod is as specials to these folk as a 48 inch shortnose sturgeon!    George, the eldest of the group in his 70's has over 750 species to his name, which is amazing.    Out on the Kennebacasis River on Sunday George managed to land an American Eel, Tommy Cod and multiple sturgeon in the Old Town Predator MX kayak giving him three new species to his life list! 

Everyone in our group caught at least 3 sturgeon on Sunday despite the cold and wet conditions.   Ken, in the Tetra 10 kayak let the way with 6 sturgeon and the largest on the day measuring in at around 45 inches.

Sunday brought a mixed bag of weather with sun, clouds, calm, wind in one direction, wind in another direction...etc.   While we didn't get wet as we did on Saturday, the fishing wasn't all that great.   Between myself and Mike we landed 8 or 9, but none of the others caught anything other than Tommy cod.

Here is a slideshow of the pictures I captured over the two days.   Again, for those unable to view the slideshow, here is a link to the pictures.

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