The North Saskatchewan River Watershed had the smell of a forest fire in the air this morning. Tall individaul pillars of fog mixed with smoke rose like giant candles on flame as the sun tried to penetrate the smoke filled sky. Water levels had gone up over night as floating debris dotted sections of the river as I guided the boat to a spot, wet a line and instantly had to set the hook. Pain shot through my forearm as the sturgeon launched up and clear of the water. It turned into a couple good hours of fishing with 3 sturgeon including Walleye,and Silver Redhorse being boated. The North Saskatchewan River remains turbid and the temperature of the water is a mild 23 celcius.