View Full Version : Nov 15-18: Another three days of sturgeon fishing from Rio Vista to Suisun Bay

11-19-2010, 06:52 AM
The weather and tides cooperated to produce three near-perfect days for sturgeon fishing, so I headed to Rio Vista aboard the motor home with the boat in tow to try yet again to break my sturgeon slump.

Monday was a bit breezy so I fished locally, near Light 25. I caught nothing but an endless flow of aquatic weeds that I spent much of the day removing from my line.

Tuesday I joined the chaos at Chain Island for eight hours - for nary a nibble. But it was a flat calm, perfect day to get skunked yet again. And so I did! At one point I counted 44 boats within view of my anchorage.

But on Wednesday, another perfect day, my old fishing buddy, Willie, joined me. He promised to bring some luck with him. And he did.

We cruised the twenty some miles down to my honey hole on Suisun Bay and found the bay to be perfect in every way - including a bit of sturgeon activity.

I wound up with about a 36" shaker and then... a somewhat bigger one that fought its little heart out - for all of five minutes. He loved going deep under the boat and tried to wrap the line around the outboard - but we had already raised it.

I finally got him in the boat for an accurate measure and he turned out to be a couple of inches short at 44" - so he, too, was released for another day. But I figure two shakers means my slump is over.

We fished only eel, as usual.

Photos and more story on my homepage: 2010-Nov 15-17: Another Three Day Delta Adventure | FishWisher's Home Page (http://fishwisher.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/711/)

11-19-2010, 08:38 AM
Dale, thanks so much for your post. What's neat about them is that you are so honest and precise as to how your day(s) went. Catch or not, very enjoyable reading.

11-19-2010, 10:08 AM
A bad day of fishing is usually a better than a good day of working. I can't wait for retirement.


11-21-2010, 06:45 AM
Thanks for the report.....now if only I could end my sturgeon slump!:mind-blowing: