View Full Version : Sturgeon: Still hot on the Sacramento River (Nov 3-5)

11-06-2009, 02:06 PM
I just got back from three nights at Brannan Island Park (near Rio Vista on the Sacramento River). I fished Tuesday through Thursday, and caught a total of three sturgeon.

Tuesday was a blank, but a flat calm and beautiful day on the Sacramento River.

Wednesday was breezy, but after aborting a trip to Suisun due to a very rough river, I came back to the same old spot off Decker. During the afternoon I reeled in two sturgeon, both females (I'm pretty sure) and both about 66" or more and probably close to 70 lbs. I released both to continue the mission upriver.

Thursday my friend, Willie, joined me and after a few unsuccessful sets to what seemed to be sturgeon bites, we got onto one tough ol' male sturgeon. After Willie got it to the boat he measured in at 55" and weighed 31 Lbs. That was Willie's first sturgeon and he's now joined me on the downward spiral to uselessness.

All fish fell for eel.