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"Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« on: April 26, 2014, 09:52:05 pm »
We had a terrific day on the Kennebecasis today! About eight of us went out for sturgeon, and everybody caught at least one except for one guy who showed up much later. When I woke up this morning, I still had never caught a sturgeon despite a few years of trying. Now I have three under my belt! It was a great time with good friends, and I'll be doing it again real soon


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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 10:52:34 pm »
well done Stroover--looks like a great day to be on the water!
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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 11:46:09 pm »
we all ended up catching sturgeon (I was the late one - up late trying for stripers). we landed 29 sturgeon between the group - amazing that we all caught at least 1. i'll take a lot of ribbing for the "rock fish" I'm sure, but I did follow it up with 8 sturgeon from my smallest ever at 19" to a fair size 41.5" getting some kayak war points finally. for me all but the biggest were Atlantics, and it looked like just over half landed by the group were atlantics ,  the others being shortnosed.. Joe did awesome with his biggest sturgeon ever -54"!

it was a great group and a great day of kayak fishing!
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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 11:49:10 pm »
oh, and congrats JC for you first sturgeon - way to go!  I know you've been looking for one for as while. now with a few down you'll be slaying them!
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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 06:36:27 am »
Was a fantastic day on the water.  There were actually 10 in the group with Brian who was really just relaxing and taking picture.   The other 9 all caught at least one, with 5 in the group catching their first ever sturgeon and one of the guys catching his first ever fish in kayak.    Now that is a successful group outing!

As IPop said, I pulled up a possible NB Kayak record shortnose sturgeon at 54 inches.   I don't think I'll ever beat that unless I find a way to get out chase Atlantics somewhere they grow big!

Now here's the question..... how do I enter this for AOTY?   I tried everything I could to get pictures and video showing an accurate measurement, but simply couldn't hold him straight and get pics/video.

Write up and video on the group outing here:   

https://sites.google.com/site/gsjyakanglers/scheduled-meets/april-26

Write up and video of the monster sturgeon here:

http://nbkayakfishing.blogspot.ca/2014/04/fish-of-lifetime.html


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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 07:02:36 am »
No ipop, the late one I was refering to was Brian. You didn't count even though you showed up later still, but I knew you'd be there for quite a while and wouldn't get skunked, as Brian and Todd would want to head out soon, and I had to drive Todd and his kayak back home.

ipop, what kind of sturgeon do I have in the picture?

And Hawgtrough need to make a longer mearuring board. I didn't bother bringing mine as I knew anything worth recording for AOTY wouldn't even fit on it. My biggest of the three was 38", and it only fought half as hard as the monster I lost which folded my Streamside Intrepid surf rod in half before it got away. That would've been sweet to land!

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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 07:10:19 am »
I am prettty sure thats a shortnose JC.    Great catch!

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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 07:44:36 am »
Wow osom! I would love to catch one of them!
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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 02:43:09 pm »
yup, I would agree looks like a short nose, not a great shot of the nose but the feelers/barbels look right. there is a lot of variation in the short nose, while an Atlantic is very obvious. if it was a shorter  total length it would be more tricky, turns out the very small short nose have a turned up nose sometimes too. this would be an adult, so in final form,  that's what I based it on anyway.
nice one too!
did the intrepid break?
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Re: "Sturgeon Alley" on the Kennebecasis River, NB
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 10:05:44 am »
Nope, the Intrepid didn't break. It folded in half with the first one I hooked, though, but it handles like a dream. I love it! Paired off with the Emery Trident reel, it's a perfect combo for under $200, yet feels like you're using a $500 setup. I'm looking forward to using it for them big stripers with you guys this season!


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