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Topic: First keeper sturgeon in size, but not in technique..[emoji853]  (Read 854 times)

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Got a sturgeon in Napa river by cutting wharf.  44"  , but got him on a snare trolling for striper. Moral dilemma at its finest.  Released to get bigger for next time.  Got a striper last night below the southern crossing, 21inch.

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Must been niCe to fight a sturgeon. And on a jerkbait too. What was your water depth and how deep was the diver? First time hearing of a sturgeon going after a hardbait... Guess there's a first time for everything.

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Does snare mean snag or did a sturgeon actually pounce on a moving swim bait?
Word to the wise if your mama aint' taught ya' "Don't stand in front of a man and a fish he aint' caught yet.  Brock Zeman song "I'm goin' fishin"

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Looking at the picture it looks like you can see the red lure snagging it on the side. That must have been extra hard pulling it in sideways.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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Looking at the picture it looks like you can see the red lure snagging it on the side. That must have been extra hard pulling it in sideways.
That is what I thought I saw.
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Got a sturgeon in Napa river by cutting wharf.  44"  , but got him on a snare trolling for striper. Moral dilemma at its finest.  Released to get bigger for next time.  Got a striper last night below the southern crossing, 21inch.

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Moral and a legal dilemma. It gets to live on and you don't have to worry about losing your gear and paying a fine.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.  ~John Buchan


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Must been niCe to fight a sturgeon. And on a jerkbait too. What was your water depth and how deep was the diver? First time hearing of a sturgeon going after a hardbait... Guess there's a first time for everything.

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22 ft of water with trolling a deep diving  lure. He didn't hit it,  it hit him..lol crazy timing,  freee felt like I  lifting a log!

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Got a sturgeon in Napa river by cutting wharf.  44"  , but got him on a snare trolling for striper. Moral dilemma at its finest.  Released to get bigger for next time.  Got a striper last night below the southern crossing, 21inch.

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Moral and a legal dilemma. It gets to live on and you don't have to worry about losing your gear and paying a fine.
Absolutely,  still a great time and a good story.

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Looking at the picture it looks like you can see the red lure snagging it on the side. That must have been extra hard pulling it in sideways.
I thought I was snagged up, pulling away to break loose.. until my reel started burning.lol called the guy with the boat for a hand cause I was winging it out there.  It was a great fight, best I've had to be honest.  Christmas came early.

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Does snare mean snag or did a sturgeon actually pounce on a moving swim bait?
Snag, hit him while trolling.

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Was the striper trolling still pretty slow ? I went out last weekend and got one 22" but that was it. Water temps are dropping into that "bait soaking" range.
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Was the striper trolling still pretty slow ? I went out last weekend and got one 22" but that was it. Water temps are dropping into that "bait soaking" range.
Oh yeah, slow right now.  I got a couple on rattle traps casting along the shoreline by the bridge, but just one keeper.

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Good times!  Napa river is on my list to fish next year. Nice fish porn.


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Good times!  Napa river is on my list to fish next year. Nice fish porn.
Let me know if you come out.  Slow season for me and free time is starting to become a thing..lol

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