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Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 2:50 pm
by philkol123
Been a while since I have posted anything since I haven't had many fishing trips worth noting as of late.
I took off last Friday to go up to my dads and I favorite fishing spot. Water was very high from all the rain in Wisconsin, which is usually a recipe for success in October. Water was way too high to fish off my kayak so I waded and caught some giants off the shore by running a big paddletail swimbait and squarebills along the bottom of the flooded bank. After 12 hours of fishing I ended up with 2 Sturgeons: 50 inches and 46 inches, and 1 Northern Pike: 40 inches.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 3:09 pm
by Phil6
Dam! Good work! 11ft of fish in just 3 catches is pretty dam impressive.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 3:14 pm
by crankybass
Amazing! Nice outing.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 6:19 pm
by joetrain
Totally cool.
~JOE~

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 7:36 pm
by Aux Pleins
Snagging a couple undersized sturgeons out of season with a lure isnt very special, but accidents happen especially around the dams. Really nice pike though.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Tue 08, 2019 7:56 am
by Rambler
Hot dang!!!

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Tue 08, 2019 8:53 am
by Phil6
Aux Pleins wrote:Snagging a couple undersized sturgeons out of season with a lure isnt very special, but accidents happen especially around the dams. Really nice pike though.


Guess I might have spoken too soon :?

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Tue 08, 2019 9:04 am
by philkol123
Aux Pleins seems pretty salty thats fine :D Hopefully he has a good fishing this fall to perk up a bit.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Tue 08, 2019 9:29 am
by billebob5
fun outing, good fish! Usually I don't comment if I don't have something nice to say but that's just me.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Tue 08, 2019 2:35 pm
by Aux Pleins
philkol123 wrote:Aux Pleins seems pretty salty thats fine :D Hopefully he has a good fishing this fall to perk up a bit.


No salt here man. But I've caught many sturgeons in my life and even snagged a few accidentally. Just surprised you tried to claim you "caught" them with a crank bait. They're bottom feeders that fish with their big suction mouth. This is a fishing forum, people here are good at calling b.s.

Again though, that's a great pike.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Tue 08, 2019 3:18 pm
by philkol123
Aux Pleins wrote:
philkol123 wrote:Aux Pleins seems pretty salty thats fine :D Hopefully he has a good fishing this fall to perk up a bit.


No salt here man. But I've caught many sturgeons in my life and even snagged a few accidentally. Just surprised you tried to claim you "caught" them with a crank bait. They're bottom feeders that fish with their big suction mouth. This is a fishing forum, people here are good at calling b.s.

Again though, that's a great pike.


Yeah... that's why I placed a crankbait in the sturgeons mouth just for the picture..... Just thought I'd share a recent fishing trip I went on, that's all.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Wed 09, 2019 8:15 am
by jmdog2003
Dang man are you holding those fish or are they holding you? Some nice ones.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2019 2:52 pm
by McChou
Just poking the bear here a bit ... for conversations sake

why is it unreasonable for to suggest a sturgeon couldn't mistake a crankbait for say ... a crayfish and suck it up (or realistically try to pin it to the bottom and get trebles stuck in it's fleshy maw)? Technically speaking, bass feed by 'suction' as well ... and I've had carp hit minnow imitating presentations before too.

Great report, cool catches for sure.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2019 3:13 pm
by philkol123
McChou wrote:Just poking the bear here a bit ... for conversations sake

why is it unreasonable for to suggest a sturgeon couldn't mistake a crankbait for say ... a crayfish and suck it up (or realistically try to pin it to the bottom and get trebles stuck in it's fleshy maw)? Technically speaking, bass feed by 'suction' as well ... and I've had carp hit minnow imitating presentations before too.

Great report, cool catches for sure.


Thanks boss. I even had a bigmouth buffalo carp slam a KVD squarebill in this same spot a couple years ago.
I feel like the big fish here are very opportunistic, and that's how they grow big.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2019 4:01 pm
by Aux Pleins
A carp would hit a moving bait anyday, even one that is suspended a bit or even bait on top of the water and not on the bottom. 2 fish that won't are the sturgeon and the paddlefish. The sturgeon extends it's long vaccum mouth and sucks up the river bottom. Go to a dam on a river in Wisconsin early summer and you can see them just sucking the algae on a dam wall. A sturgeon will suck up a ting jig tipped with a waxie accidentally once in a great great while. I've caught all my sturgeon with nightcrawlers or dead suckers, on the bottom. When you hook one, that long syphon like mouth protrudes out, like a long wet sock. In the picture provided by the catch in question, the sucker syphon is inside the mouth as if it weren't eating at all.

I've accidentally snagged a boatload of them too. That's why I don't blame anyone who does the same, its actually pretty easy to do, unintentionally.

Something tells me if a sturgeon sucked up a crankbait, sitting still on the river bottom, in that hoover mouth, it would be inside that huge sucker with the long syphon hanging out, especially after being tugged on by an angler. And the odds of it happening twice, well I'll let you guys do your own research.

I'll leave it at that because this kid still caught a friggin awesome Pike and shared a couple cool sturgeon shots.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2019 4:41 pm
by cletedius
Hey, it happens :shock:
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But almost never & realistically it probably just happened to get hit by a hook passing its mouth than any incidental or intentional action on the fish's part. They certainly arent equipped or inclined to chase down a moving bait of any type.

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Sat 12, 2019 11:37 am
by mike son
Pretty cool! I've fished that same spot when some friends on I stayed on the lake upstream. A buddy caught the biggest channel catfish I've ever seen and I skunked around that feeder creek mouth area. The bar on the beach with the minnow shots treated me much better :roll:

Re: Best Day of Fishing in my life...

PostPosted: Oct Mon 14, 2019 10:12 am
by McChou
Good explanations and appreciate keeping the conversation positive. Regardless of whatever strange things do/don't happen while fishing, I think we can all agree intimate encounters with dinosaur fish are all pretty special. :)