North Saskatchewan River sturgeon fishing on Canada Day for myself was a treat before sitting around the evening campfire reflecting on the oppurtunities I have as a Canadian. Talking with folks from Venezuela and the control government have over there lives and the future of their families is the very reason they immigrated to Canada to enjoy the freedoms we all share. Canadians are blessed to have a fishery like the North Saskatchewan River in Canada. Caught and released 5 Lake Sturgeon in 2hrs.
North Saskatchewan River Sturgeon fishing is excellent as I had caught and released 10 Lake Sturgeon 2 which are in the 40lb class and missed several other hookups in 2.5hrs. Only caught 3 by-catch, Goldeye,Shorthead Redhorse, and Longnose. Had a good morning fishing then headed back to work on the North Saskatchewan River Cabin.
The dew was dripping of the rod like rain while casting blind into the North Saskatchewan River fishing for sturgeon. After boating four sturgeon in 2.5hrs the fog burned off to a blazing sunny morning.
North Saskatchewan River juvenile Lake Sturgeon numbers indicate a high number after boating 10 juvenile Lake Sturgeon inculding 1 Walleye and a Shorthead Redhorse in 2.5hrs.
Lauched the boat into the North Saskatchewan River to go sturgeon fishing as the fog was starting to burn off. Goldeye where rising in good numbers and after moving to avoid catching Walleye I boated Sturgeon. In 1hr of fishing by-catch included 2 Goldeye 2 Walleye, 1 Shorthead Redhorse 1 Longnose and 3 Sturgeon.
Started the second North Saskatchewan River Guide Cabin today. Leftovers from the recycled buildings on adjacent lots made for a good fire tonight. Plan to have the cabin finished by next week.
Targeting North Saskatchewan River Sturgeon today had a few setbacks. The cotton like fluff from the trees was thick in the North Saskatchewan River which resulted in plug eyelets and reels. Down time was large, doing a slip and cut on line which is quicker than picking it consumed most of the day. Actual fishing resulted in 9 Sturgeon boated with a by-catch of Walleye, Goldeye, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, and Longnose in 3hrs. Neil, Gaton, and Vern caught there largest fish species ever some will be entered in the AFGA.
Sturgeon Fishing the North Saskatchewan River is always special but the added fun of fishing with past clients is a bonus. Grant, Vern, and Lindsey came back to target sturgeon and ended up catching several other by-catch species also. Burbot, Walleye, Shorthead Redhorse, Longnose, and Goldeye added to the 10 Sturgeon they boated in 3hrs of fishing. A beach barbeque and a mid day nap serenaded by the local birds made for a great day finished of by boating a 30lb Lake Sturgeon. Looking forward to seeing them again this fall on a Walleye trip.
After a previous years mixed bag charter Bob returned to target sturgeon and exsperience fishing the North Saskatchewan River in flood conditions. His fishing buddies Doug and Larry boated their first Lake Sturgeon and removed several other North Saskatchean River species from their bucket list.The North Saskatchewan River Sturgeon charter today produced a triple header with additional Sturgeon up to 31lbs and by-catch that included Walleye, Shorthead Redhorse, Longnose, and Burbot.
Fishing the North Saskatchewan River yesterday involved navigating logs and flood debris from above normal flows to get to places that can hold Lake Sturgeon under these conditions. High speed navigation kept the jet boat from plugging up with debris and leaving us dead in the water. Anchoring out on submerged islands and on tree tops in the flood plains produced Lake Sturgeon and by catch that included Walleye, Sauger, Burbot, and Longnose. Don ended a streak of bad luck by catching his most fish ever and species in one fishing trip. Don, Mark, and Brian also caught there largest fish ever on this fishing trip, but we did not locate any otter fur backs for Brian, his Dream Fish!
The North Saskatchewan River flow rates are again back to seasonal values. Large trees and debris are present in the North Saskatchewan River today. about 4:30 AM in Heinsburg and should start to drop until the Bighorn or the Brazeau Dams releases water. Looking forward to the fishing as they will be moved throughout the system and become a real challenge to find.