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Creek Sturgeon

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My buddy caught this in a medium to small size creek. It was his first sturgeon.STURGEON.jpg

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very nice! im still looking for my first

Tons of them in the Minnesota River.

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Nice, I like the Iron Maiden shirt.

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Originally Posted By: carpmanjake
very nice! im still looking for my first

Tons of them in the Minnesota River.

thanks! do you know if they have any by lac que parle? we go fatfishing there sometimes.

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Originally Posted By: carpmanjake
very nice! im still looking for my first

Tons of them in the Minnesota River.

I never catch Sturgeon before but what part of Minnesota River ? I live very close to 35W and HW 13 (Burnville). Thanks.

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we go fatfishing

I remember those days laugh

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What's fatfishing? Sounds like something I would like

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35w area is a good spot for them. Just fish bottom with some crawlers. Granted you'll probably have to weed thru the sheepies 1st but that's half the fun.

Good luck

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Just go down to the river during the day and use a 3/0 circle hook with a crawler threaded onto the hook so that the hook is not exposed except the shank. Find a sandbar and fish off of it. Remember to use enough weight to keep it on the bottom and in the same spot. On an inside bend where you'll find sandbars there shouldn't be much of a current to worry about so a 3 oz sinker should do, maybe even 2 oz.

Then set up a rod holder and wait. You'll catch Shovelnose as well as some large Carp and even Catfish sometimes. I caught a 25 lb. Flathead with a big old crawler once, but it was at night in a deeper hole (15 foot).

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I caught a 25 lb. Flathead with a big old crawler once, but it was at night in a deeper hole (15 foot).

a few years ago my dad caught a 34 pound flat in only 5 FOW. we were using the same method MW was talking about, just big crawlers on the bottom, we were hoping for drum and got a very pleasant surprise. and it was the middle of the day

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We catch quite a few in the Handerson-St Perter area. So I'm sure they are down stream too.

Like all Sturgeon they love Night Crawlers.

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Tons in the MN River ... Jeff and I have caught more than our fair share of em this year ... time to start targeting their bigger cousins smile These lil shovelnose sure are fun to hook into though!!!

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