Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by Lipripper, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    Are ya lost buddy?.... Feeling a little under the weather?



    I think we should call him San Juan ;)

    Wonder if it is the same one the guy got back a few years ago?

    He had some wounds but was just cruisin around
  2. totally tyee

    totally tyee Active Member

    Where is that?
  3. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    There is a hint in italic
  4. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Can't see the hint but tidal San Juan River is a good bet.
  5. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member


    Still needed a fresh licence to fish where that was tho [​IMG]

    PS J.... I am working on the report
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  6. Bassblaster

    Bassblaster Active Member

    How big was he LR? From the pis I'm guessing maybe 3 1/2-4 feet? Might be out of place, but nice to see just the same.
  7. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Not out of place at all-about 10% of White Sturgeon are anadromous and sightings in Vancouver Island rivers are common.
  8. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    Yeah just never seen one... Heard stories of Nitnat, Somas, and of course the guy that supposedly got one in the SJ a couple years ago... wonder if he was the same one.
    Halillama told me a story about halis and sturgoen
    He was almost 5ft(guessing) BB
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  9. KCW

    KCW Active Member

    Some in the cowichan a few years ago
  10. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    Port Alberni also...they move to the food sources... :)
  11. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    Been seen in the Campbell also.

    Take care.
  12. Flasher Dave

    Flasher Dave New Member

    Have seen a sturgeon in the Campbell right in front of the Haig Brown house while snorkeling last year.

    HALILLAMA Active Member

    Nice pics Dan....:D Yes, I have caught large sturgeon in the San Juan & Fairy Lake and also the Nitnat river while steelheading. The weirdest catch of sturgeon I've had is inside the stomach of a Big Halibut caught off of Jordan River. The 2 sturgeon were 29 1/2'' and 27'' long and were easily identified, The largest one was only missing its eyes and looked like it could have swam off if we let it go. The other was missing some skin and soft tissue(ate by stomach acid). We were laughing about not being able to 'match the hatch' for bait that day. :p We always look to see what the Hali's are eating to try to catch more.:cool:
    Keep Up the good work and keep the Pics coming.
  14. Kelju

    Kelju New Member

    San Juan

    Where are the best spots for coho and steelhead fishing in San Juan? Below or above of Fairy Lake? About to go there after couple of weeks..
  15. Last Chance

    Last Chance Admin Staff Member

    Right off the big bridge when you turn onto Deering Road when coming from Victoria. Then Tidal rules apply there.
  16. Jockey

    Jockey Member

    If you want to catch the most fish I would say above fairy lake (once the coho are in it is still early) but I don't think you can keep any. Like the other person said if you can get em before they cross under the bridge salt water regs apply and you can keep them (the coho at least).
  17. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    Is it???....
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  18. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    No it wouldn't....
    We were chasing these........


    Putting up one of the few estuary arms on the electric. There was a Heron that didn't seem to mind us going by......
    (shot with a 18-55 was close)


    She got this one right when I was WTF STURGEON!!...

    She snapped


    Go to page 3
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  19. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    Then with me freakin out in the back of the boat....


    There is 8 of those on the SD card..... she didn't see it. Then did..


    is what I was freakin out about.....
    When I saw it.. Right away I knew what it was (And yes damn near knocked me right out the back boat with astonishment)

    Watched it for almost half an hour.... kickin myself that I didn't take the waterproof cam (cause I would have jumped in with it).

    I had my 9ft fly rod in my hand and it swam by the boat...again.. I rubbed it with the tip on the pec fin as I thought it was dying or something....
    The thing rolled over like it liked it.... Gave him a couple more scratches and it swam along.
    A miss-step in the boat or louder noise... it would drop to the bottom of the pool. Shut up for a while it would come back up. They must be blind......

    Polarizing filter may have been used
    One of the cooler things I have seen in my life..

    ChrisP you have a pm coming about the image restrictions :mad:
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  20. sammyslabber

    sammyslabber Active Member

    How big u recon it was? knowing u it must of been close to home ;) timing is everything...good one bro...

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