Thinking of Sturgeon Fishing....Use a Big Rod!
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Here is the story from the Canadian press;
VANCOUVER — It took Rod Toth and the four men he was guiding nearly three hours to wrestle a mammoth, 300-kilogram sturgeon to the shores of B.C.’s Fraser River, and only then did they realize the size of the giant fish they were chasing.
“I really didn’t know until the end, but after about an hour and a half, I said, ‘guys, we’ve got something special on here,”‘ says Toth, 40, who runs Bent Rods Guiding and Fishing Co. in Chilliwack, B.C.
“They can actually pull the boat around the river.”
It was a beautiful day last week for a fishing trip on the Fraser, says Toth, and the four men in the boat were all out-of-towners, three of them tackling the river for the first time.
They baited their first hook of the day with a piece of salmon, and quickly had a bite.
“It actually felt like it hooked up on bottom at first, and then slowly it started to move and off it went,” says Toth.
The men took turns trying to reel up the giant fish, pulling the sturgeon close to the surface only to have it dart back down to the bottom. That went on for two hours, 45 minutes.
“We were all tired,” says Toth. “It’s painstaking with that big a fish. It goes on and on.
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