Where can I go fishing for sturgeon?

Although sturgeon do roam the vast waters of Lake of the Woods and are often caught by unsuspecting walleye anglers, the best stretch of water to fish for sturgeon is at the mouth of the Rainy River called Four Mile Bay all the way up river to the falls near Birchdale.

It is illegal to fish for, catch, or keep sturgeon.

Beside above, can you catch and eat sturgeon? Anything that lives that long on the bottom of the Columbia can‘t be good. But they are an awesome species that are more fun and rewarding to catch & release than catch & kill anyway in my opinion. Sturgeon are delicious and I feel safe eating them on an occasional basis.

People also ask, what is the best bait for sturgeon fishing?

The adage “fresh is best” applies to sturgeon fishing. Types of recommended bait include crawfish, fresh water clams, salmon eggs or carcasses, shad and other small fish.

How many sturgeon can you catch?

5.80. (b) Daily and annual bag limit: One fish per day. Three fish per year statewide. (c) Size limit: No fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60 inches fork length may be taken or possessed.

What is the legal size for sturgeon?

Sturgeon. The recreational fishery for white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) remains open year-round. The daily bag and possession limit is one fish that must be between 40 inches and 60 inches fork length. The annual limit is three (3) sturgeon per person.

What to do if you catch a sturgeon?

Atlantic and shortnose sturgeons are protected species. If you accidentally catch a sturgeon, keep the fish in the water and remove the hooks. If the hooks are in too deep, cut the line. If you need to remove the fish from the water in order to do this, use wet hands or a wet rag to support the belly.

Does Sturgeon taste good?

Wild sturgeon can vary in flavor, depending on their diet and whether they are caught in brackish or fresh water. Farmed white sturgeon has a mild, delicate flavor, less pronounced than that of green sturgeon. Sturgeon is a good fish for meat or chicken eaters because of its solid texture.

How many types of sturgeon are there?

27 species

How much is a sturgeon tag?

Sturgeon harvest The harvest tag is available throughout the season and costs $20 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. (Note: You do not need a harvest tag to catch and release sturgeon on waters open to sturgeon fishing during the open hook and line season).

How do you hold sturgeon?

Always hold a sturgeon HORIZONTAL and support with two hands. NEVER hold a sturgeon by hanging them from the tail, gill plate or mouth. Angling tackle should be heavy enough to handle these potentially large fish. Use heavy rods and reels, packed with at least 30 lb. Play and release fish as quickly as possible.

Are sturgeons sharks?

No, they’re not sharks, but similar to them, sturgeons have a cartilaginous skeleton and an ancient appearance. Some Aquarium guests are surprised to see a sturgeon in salt water, associating them more with freshwater sport fishing. The Seattle Aquarium is home to two species of sturgeon: green and white.

How can you tell a sturgeon bite?

Now if you start seeing a tap, tap on the line and there are pauses between the tap, tap, wait until you see your rod bend over then set the hook. Another way you can detect a sturgeon bite is when it becomes a tap, tap, tap and the tapping doesn’t have any pauses in between.

How do you set a sturgeon hook?

No current or slack tide: Watch for the tap tap, pick up the pole carefully so as not to disturb the fish. Feed the fish line as needed as it tap tap taps. When the taps turn into a steady pull then set the hook, reel down quick and do a second hook set.

How many sturgeon were speared today?

There were 25 fish harvested from the Upriver Lakes today with 13 fish registered at Indian Point and 12 at Critter’s. The largest fish registered on the system today was 98.4 pounds, 70.2 inches and registered at Payne’s Point by Hunter Seelow.

Where is the best sturgeon fishing?

Although sturgeon do roam the vast waters of Lake of the Woods and are often caught by unsuspecting walleye anglers, the best stretch of water to fish for sturgeon is at the mouth of the Rainy River called Four Mile Bay all the way up river to the falls near Birchdale.