Sturgeon fishing

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  1. oknow

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    Time to start thinking about getting ready
    the Bonneville Pool retention seasons scheduled June 19-21, June 26-28, and July 3-5.
     
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    you sure do know how to make me spend money.
    HELL YA
     
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    Might have to buy a snowmobile suit to survive an open boat excursion in the Gorge in January!!!!
     
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    Don't worry about weather you can fish in a tee shirt if you want, I've got a good heater.
     
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    Great!!!!! I got a Big Buddy the dual bottle model.....
    Is it Florida or the Gorge.... you make the call.. lol
     
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    It was a good day on the boat, could not have asked for a better day weather wise
    also got to pop someones cherry with their first sturgeon but I'm not going to say who's.
    The only thing to make the day better would have been if the fish were just a couple inches longer.

    :eek:I know that is what she said:rolleyes:

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    It was an awesome day for sure.
    Its not often where a 50+ year old Caveman can get his cherry popped but dayummmmm it felt good!!!!

    Too bad day #2 was a no go though but that's the way it works out when yer going fishin!!!!
    Thanks again OK!!!!
     
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    I was lucky to be able to pop another cherry yesterday on the columbia. we started out at 7:15 one guy brought one in around 10 then it was dead.
    then around 2 another guy thought he had a big on on, it started striping line off the reel, as he tightened the drag a little it seemed like it was starting to go under the boat that is when we released it line was heading to the kicker motor. Yep you guessed it it was getting wound up into the prop. we decided to head to a nearby dock to work on the line because whitecaps were starting to show.
    we finally got the prop pulled and the line off and headed back out only to find that the water was calming down so we just headed to another hole after about a half hour the water almost looked like a lake just a couple ripples, unfortunately the fishing was just like the water flat with nothing going on about an hour before sunset my pole went to bobbing and jerking I set the hook and handed it to the newbie. he took the pole and had a fight on his hands with a smile from ear to ear.
    He finally got it up to the boat and he was bouncing around shaking and talking a mile a minute the he really got excited when it turned out to be a keeper.
     
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    AWESOME!!!!! Way TO Go!!!!
    When does it close, probably today if I remember correctly......
     
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    your right, if they don't extend it again if I remember right they were waiting for another 155is fish to be brought in.
     
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    If I couldon't afford it I would like to get out there in my boat but have to get taxes done first....
    Get em while you can.
     
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    Bonneville Pool will open two days for sturgeon retention

    Action: The summer-season recreational fishery in Bonneville Reservoir opens to white sturgeon retention for two days in June.

    Effective dates: Saturday, June 18, and Friday, July 1, 2016

    Species affected: White sturgeon between 38 inches and 54 inches fork length
     
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    Perfect, I will be back from the East coast by then!!!!
    Are you going to take those days off? I'll have to take my daughter & her BF for that at least one day.
    Thanks for the update!!!!
     
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    Those are my normal days off :)
     
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    Gotta like it!!!
    This time we need to find the young adult crowd instead of the kiddy pool...:D:D:D
     
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    They may be on spring break some where. They even cut the number from around 385 to about 135 because there are so few keeper size
     

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