Episode #356 No Where to Hide Sturgeon

Today, the Mercury Marine Destination takes us to Mission in British Columbia.

After an early morning launch with the RAM, Charlie & Terri join good friend and Guide Len Ames for Sturgeon on the Fraser River.    It doesn’t take long to get into the action - and hits can happen fast!   This is British Columbia so dress for the conditions, rainy one minute, then sunny the next but the Sturgeon keep on biting.  Good fishing can even get better when you can eliminate dead sections of water and concentrate where the fish are.  No where to hide today with Humminbird Side Imaging.     

Species: Fraser River White Sturgeon

Tackle: Humminbird Helix 10 with Mega Side Imaging Plus, Mustad Ultra Point Big Gun Hooks, Daiwa Saltiga reels, 130 lb test Seaguar Threadlock High Impact Braided Lines, 7 ½ foot heavy action Daiwa Proteus rods, Rod Glove rod protectors, Mustad Stainless steel ball bearing swivels with welded rings, Costa RX sunglasses, Mapping by Navionics, RAM 3500 with 6.7 litre Diesel engine, Viking 100% waterproof raingear.

Technique: Using the Humminbird Mega Side Imaging Plus to find Sturgeon holding areas before setting any of the lines.  It was absolutely amazing to see the detail in which the Sturgeon show up on the Humminbird screen. It is truly a tremendous time saver to be fishing where the fish are.  Even checking local hot spots that are usually packed with fish, and seeing areas void of Sturgeon are an eye opener that just makes you shake your head.  Time was taken to travel sections of the river, even 30 minutes at one time and going over many a usual fishing area before groupings were found and lines were set. This is a time saver you simply can’t put a price on. 

Special Thanks: Len’s Sportfishing Adventures

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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