Episode 328: Can’t Hide Mega Sturgeon

Today the Mercury Marine Destination takes us to the Fraser river near Chilliwack, in British Columbia.

Joining Charlie today is Richard Yantha from Johnson Outdoors, makers of Cannon, Minn Kota, and Humminbird fishfinders.  The two join Len Ames from Len’s Sportfishing Adventures for the legendary Sturgeon fishery in the Fraser River.  Numbers of fish are fun, but new break throughs in technology will not only help you fish where the fish are, but even help you target the larger fish.  This is heavy duty freshwater fishing at its best and only quality tackle will hold up to these giants.

Species -  White Sturgeon

Tackle -   Humminbird Helix fish finders with MEGA Side Imaging, Daiwa Saltiga 50 size and Daiwa Saltiga 60 size reels, Daiwa 7 ½ heavy action Proteus rods, The Rod Glove rod protectors, 130 lb test Seaguar Threadlock High Impact braided lines, Mustad Ultra Point Big Gun Hooks, Mustad ball bearing swivels with welded ring and snap. Coast RX Polarized sunglasses with 100% UV – A, B and C protection.

Technique -  Why fish dead waters. The Humminbird Helix fish finder with MEGA Side Imaging is used to find a concentration of Sturgeon before anchoring. Once the boat is anchored up current of the Sturgeon, 16 – 24 oz oz weights are used to fish the bottom in front of the fish and let the scent of the bait move them to the baits.

Special Thanks :   Len’s Sportfishing Adventures   www.lenssportfishing.com

About Charlie Wray

Charlie Wray has been host of the very popular TV show, Fishful Thinking, since 1990. Part of the success behind the show has been the very informative format. Perfect for both the novice and experienced angler, Fishful Thinking provides entertaining insight for all audiences...read more

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