I’m thinking the best way to describe the ’07 Sturgeon Excursion is….WOW! Some of the guys went out this morning but as of last night, Mr. Bob Bowman (the EX- Musky Guy) had the top fish honors at 61 inches. I’m going to let Bob fill you in on the details of his catch.
The weather was…well fantastic on Thursday and Friday as few were totting around red faces. Saturday was almost perfect with the exception of an hour or so of rain.
The bay opened up on Saturday morning and the few that fished out there reported a slow bite. The big fish and numbers we in the river. The water temperature was at 47 degrees. With the exception of a few dead heads that Jon Jordan marked with his brand spanking new Yar Craft, the river was debris free.
Thursday afternoon, the first boat I ran into was none other than Chris Hanson (Hanson) and his friend fighting a good size fish. I’m not sure of the size…but as Chris held it up he hollered…”This is way we come to the Rainy River!!” No doubt!
I’m pretty good at guessing the weight of St Croix River Lake Sturgeon, but with the girth of these monsters…I though the guessing out the window. The one fish I had on…I figured to be in the mid to high 50 inch range… once we boated her, she barely made 49 inches but likely weighed in at the same weight as a 55 incher from the Croix.
We had a double in our boat! I’m sure Jon will be posting some video soon. Thanks for letting me ride along Saturday Jon and Terry!
I want to thank all the folks at Wigwam Resort for their hospitality. They did a very, very nice job on our deep fried turkey dinner Saturday night and making everyone feel at home.
It was great to have 50+ IDA members and their friends in one spot..seeing old friends and making new ones.
I think that’s one of the nicest parts of the Sturgeon Excision. A person doesn’t have to fish early or late in the day to catch some real pigs. Fish at your pace. Then time in the evening to catch up with everyone. I’m looking forward to 2008 already!