In North America, you’ll be hailed as an expert angler if you catch a sturgeon. After all, this is not just any fish species. These are incredibly hard to catch, sometimes even if one has the best equipment and all the God-given skills. These are giants of fish. They can weigh more than 100 pounds and can grow up to 14 feet. That is quite huge! They are not like other fish you may have faced either because the sturgeon is known to give a lot of fight before going down.
Here are some tips on how to catch of these amazing fishes.
1) Get a good tackle: The largest freshwater fish in North America is the lake sturgeon. You can catch one that is more than 20 or even 30 pounds! Because of this weight, you want tackle that can stand up to all that weight-induced strain when pulling this aquatic beast out.
What you need is a rod that is around 9 feel. It should have a good medium action and a heavy butt. Sometimes, people use a muskie rod which is quite a good choice in this regard. Alternatively, you can try strategies like spinning reels and baitcasting. They work but in these cases, you have to ensure that the drag system is superb and that the equipment of if good quality. In case of smaller sized sturgeon, a 20 pound test line is suitable. However, we recommend a line that is in the 50 pounds to 80 pounds categories in case a larger one bites on the bait when fishing in Chilliwack.
2) Get suitable bait: The good news is that you do not need any fancy lures or baits when fishing for a sturgeon when . All you need is a suitable glob of nightcrawlers when fishing in Chilliwack. However, we advise you to keep the bait at the bottom of the lake because this is from where the fish shall bite on them. You need to hold the line strongly, especially so if the current is strong. Hold the bait down, put your weight behind it and you’ll be good to go. Alternative baits are sucker minnows and flatheads.
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