Useful tips

What rod is best for sturgeon?

What rod is best for sturgeon?

For sturgeon fishing, I always use a rod with a soft tip. We use the Shimano Tallus Blue Water Series 8′ 40-60# rods. Lots of people use salmon rods, and they will work.

What pound line do you need for sturgeon?

A large capacity heavy duty conventional or big game saltwater reel that is able to hold at least 250 yds of 80 to 130 lb test braided line is needed for Sturgeon fishing. A sliding weight of 12 to 20 oz.

What is the best rod to buy?

Here are the 10 best fishing rods and reels to buy before heading out to fish.

  • Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 1-Piece Fishing Rod and Spinning Reel Combo, 7 Feet.
  • Shimano Solara Fishing Rod.
  • Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod 6’6″
  • Fenwick AETOS Fly Fishing Rod – 7ft 3wt.
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  • Shimano Stradic CI4 2500FB HG Freshwater Spinning Reel.

Where can I find sturgeon in Idaho?

CJ Strike Reservoir: This may be the absolute best sturgeon fishery in Idaho! CJ Strike is only located an hour south of Boise, so its a great fishery for anyone in southern Idaho. We see some great fish in this area and we have lots of opportunity to catch fish over 8 feet in length.

Are sturgeon lines shy?

I have been using Tuffline for the past few years for leader material because it is so soft. I think sturgeon shy away from mono because it is so stiff particularly in the heavier sizes we use for such large (hopefully) fish.

Is it legal to keep a sturgeon?

Sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in North America; they can grow to be over 1000 pounds and they can live 100 years or more. California is home to both white and green sturgeon though it is illegal to catch and keep the green species.

Do sturgeons bite?

Sturgeon aren’t aggressive predators, so be patient. Since the sturgeon doesn’t have teeth, its bite is as light as a trout’s bite. Use a heavy-butted, sensitive-tip rod that is about 7 to 7.5 feet in length, so you can detect them.

How much does a good fishing rod cost?

You can find a spinning combo (rod and reel together) for a good price, about $40 dollars. However, you can spend a little more and step up the quality of your gear by buying your rod and reel separately. For example, you can find a nice spinning rod for $35 and the reel for $30.

What’s the most expensive fishing rod?

Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod – $4,600 An Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod starts at $4,600, thus making it the most expensive fishing rod that can be found out there on the market. In part, this is because each example is hand-crafted upon the customer making a purchase.

Can you keep a white sturgeon?

You can keep up to three sturgeon per year, and need to have the proper tags for them, so check California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations. Our most recent update showed that white sturgeon may be harvested between the sizes of 40 and 60 inches from the nose to the fork in the tail.

What kind of fishing rod do you need for sturgeon?

When you are bank fishing for sturgeon, you need a rod that will cast heavy weight out into your target area. Most common are surf rods in a casting configuration. This allows casting power and backbone on big fish. This 11 foot 2-piece rod casts well and far.

How does a lamiglas sturgeon fishing rod work?

This rod has the ability to cast out a heavy weight to “spread” baits out. There is enough sensitivity in the rod to feel weight hitting bottom and if a sturgeon starts to bite lightly, you can feel or “see” the bite in the tip.

What’s the longest fight in a Sturgeon boat?

Longest fight in our boat was a 17 minute fight against a 71 inch sturgeon. It might be easier to take suggestions of rods regular sturgeon chasers use, then research which one you like and fits in your price range. Like I said I use the Ugly Stik Tiger.

Where to catch sturgeon in the Columbia River?

Most of the Columbia River in the Portland area, the Willamette River and the lower section near Astoria can be fished for sturgeon with a medium weight 8-foot rod.