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fishrman4life
08-08-2005, 01:03 AM
I saw it on ESPN outdoors website about Camanche Res. They said that sturgeon are among the "other" species at Camanche. Could this be true? Or is it just rumor?

fishkiller
08-08-2005, 04:28 AM
8)It is true alot of lakes got plants of sturgeon the last few years of catchable keepers. almost all ebmud impoundments have them know. and ebrp have them too ,but no one fishes for them. Sanpablo resorvior has alot of them this year someone caught a 58 incher cat fishing. :o :o :o 8)

STURGEONSTOMPER
08-08-2005, 07:32 AM
Ditto, its true. They even tell yea at the bait shop ;)

fishrman4life
08-09-2005, 12:14 AM
then y the hell arent more people fishing lakes for them...id think they would be huge in a closed environment like that...almost unlimited forage depending on lake

ken_fishnfool
08-09-2005, 08:17 AM
The question is...Where in the lake would you find them?
I have caught some in Parkway Lake when they used to stock it and witnessed one caught at Anderson Reservoir a few years back, by some guy fishing catfish, but always wondered how would you target them in a lake?
Any thoughts S.S.? ???

STURGEONSTOMPER
08-09-2005, 08:27 AM
They only grow as large as thier enviroment. Lakes probably dont have as much food laying around as the rivers do. Ive heard that where the river dumps into Camanche is were to fish for them.

We should have a sturgeon hunting party at Camanche and see if we cant pull one of those suckers out ;) I would think worms would be the bait of choice there ;)

JIM_D.
08-09-2005, 02:06 PM
The river inlet would be your best bet and clams for bait. JIM D.

ken_fishnfool
08-09-2005, 03:18 PM
I'll bring a worm threader along with some big pileworms and top it off with a couple of clams on the hook! :P ;D

STURGEONSTOMPER
08-09-2005, 04:17 PM
Night crawlers is what I meant ;)

We should go try it, I would like something like that ;D

ken_fishnfool
08-09-2005, 04:21 PM
Yeah BUT, I caught in Parkway using pile worms, they seemed to like it (so did the cats for that matter) and I got bit more than the guys using 'crawlers fishing next to me. :P
I'd love to try! ;D
I just have to manufacture some time, can't seem to find enough any more. :'(

DinoBlaster
08-09-2005, 07:31 PM
They only grow as large as thier enviroment. Lakes probably dont have as much food laying around as the rivers do. Ive heard that where the river dumps into Camanche is were to fish for them.

We should have a sturgeon hunting party at Camanche and see if we cant pull one of those suckers out ;) I would think worms would be the bait of choice there ;)
Sounds like a great idea to me! I'm ready ;D

wayneo
08-09-2005, 07:36 PM
LET'S GO :)

STURGEONSTOMPER
08-09-2005, 07:45 PM
Set it up guys. Im sure others would like to try also ;) We could have a sniffer fest at camanche chasing sturgeon ;D

2QUARTSLOW
08-09-2005, 09:37 PM
Yeah that would be a great thing to see. A group of sturgeon hunters on lake camanche. These nice big (bigger than a trout rod) hanging on a rod balancer put driving by and saying what are you fishin fer, sturgeon hunter reply, "trout, big trout".

If no sturgeon caught can almost guarantee a catfish or two definitely would be caught, using piles that is.

I might be in for a exploratory trip like that, lets see what happens.

****Question***** Would it be a overnight adventure or a day trip (night trip would have a reduction in boat traffic)

fishrman4life
08-10-2005, 01:35 AM
im up for it ;D ;D and youd have to stay out all night, until 6am when they open the boat ramp again for people to leave...let me talk to roland...im sure hed be interested ;)

MB_Kevin
08-10-2005, 09:04 PM
We should have a sturgeon hunting party at Camanche and see if we cant pull one of those suckers out ;) I would think worms would be the bait of choice there ;)
I might be up for that. I don't know If I could get a 6'er into my little boat but I would have fun tipping it over trying. :P

2QUARTSLOW
08-10-2005, 09:14 PM
Ok boys heres what I got.

Talked to an old timer earlier today. In 1979 there was a fish kill in Camanche, killed most young fish and the shrimp population. However he told me some sturgeon still may exist in the lake but thier food chain is mostly gone due to the fish kill. Old timer confirmed sturgeon in the lake however that was when the water temperature was constantly much lower than it has been over the past decade and a half.

2Q

JIM_D.
08-11-2005, 02:17 AM
Dosen't sound too promising. JIM D.

MB_Kevin
08-11-2005, 09:27 PM
yea that don't sound good. :-/ we will have to go for bass :Poh wait wrong board. that lake is a OK spot for me to travel to so If anyone wants to set up a sniffer fest. Ill see what I can pull out of it. I hear it is great for bass and should have crappie bass cats and bluegill. maybe even trout for you all to catch.

fishrman4life
08-12-2005, 01:37 AM
Even so, its fun to think of. The Mokolumne flows into it doesnt it? or is that Pardee? It wouldnt surprise me to hear of one caught in it.

fishkiller
08-12-2005, 04:29 AM
8)I will be there , sled motorhome and hunting dinos . 8)

fishrman4life
08-12-2005, 06:37 PM
You go....if not a sturgeon, then a cat of equal size will do ;D ;D

fishkiller
08-13-2005, 05:34 AM
8)Ah I have caught sturgeon in lakes before Pardee, SanPablo, Delle delleval, Parkway, San luis resrvoir 8)

fishrman4life
08-13-2005, 12:51 PM
nice, so i guess it might be possible

fishkiller
08-16-2005, 04:03 AM
:Dso whens the sturgeon fest. 8)

fishrman4life
08-16-2005, 05:15 PM
eiiii...

I dont know...whos willing to go on a dinosaur hunt next weekend??

BassFooler
08-17-2005, 11:26 AM
Okay...I want in on this! *Only problem is, like ken_fishnfool said- its a time factor... any weekend after 09/03, but before 9/24 or after 10/29...wow. Why do I have all these plans- dont I know it disrupts my fishing????
Oh yeah..HONEYDO's :'(

fishrman4life
08-17-2005, 07:21 PM
I got 2 weeks off in october. Im gonna have to friggin make FEDEX give it to me though. Basically they have 2 options either give me the time off in october, non-peak season, or December, which is gonna make them hurt badly. Either way, im fishin for 2 weeks. ;D ;D