Sunday, October 2, 2016

Early October Sturgeon Fishing Report

46", biggest so far this Fall
We are into October now, which is the month the sturgeon bite really takes off.   I was out yesterday with a group of three hoping to all catch their first sturgeon, and met ten other kayak anglers out on the water.    Add in three or four groups in boats and there were a lot of us there fishing for sturgeon on what turned out to be an absolutely beautiful Fall day.

We did see several sturgeon jump though the day, including one right in front of a few of us that cleared the water by about three feet.    It was the biggest jump I've seen a sturgeon do so far and was a pretty cool sight to behold.

First ever sturgeon!
The fishing however was on the slow side still.   Most people out there were unable to hook into or land a sturgeon.   I happened to have a lucky horseshoe tucked firmly up my nether regions (according to fellow angler Chris) and landed 8 through the day including three that broke the 40" mark.   The rest of the group landed somewhere around 6 or 7 sturgeon in total.   Bring the total up to around 15 on the day.

Local kayak angler Steve with his first on the day
No worries though, for anyone wanting to catch a sturgeon, the fishing isn't "hot" till mid to late October and stays hot through November.

On the lighter side, one of the guys that came out yesterday managed to catch his biggest ever catch, an old patio umbrella, making it the second week in a row one of the guys I've brought out have caught this discarded lawn furniture!

While the fishing was slow, the weather was impeccable yesterday with barely a breath of wind a lots of sun beating down.   It was so nice, that one of the guys actually fell asleep for 45 min in the Ocean Kayak Big Game II kayak.    I thought it was just being quiet at the time!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I'll be easy to spot now!

Last year I had the pleasure to take out a fishing enthusiast from Fredericton out to fish for sturgeon for the first time. While he not only had a great time catching sturgeon, but he was able to bring in some of the biggest sturgeon of the season as well!   Well having enjoyed the outing tremendously, Nathan who works as a graphic technician at Sign FX - a promotional materials company, suggested that he could give my Jeep a more professional look to better promote the guided fishing business.

Though the summer we worked together to come up with a design, select some pictures and such, and this weekend the magic happened.   In between a few full days of fishing, where once again Nathan caught the biggest fish on the day (both days!), he was able to spend a few hours on the Jeep installing the graphics.   The end result is really much better than I had hoped for!

Now, when you see me around town, there will be no mistaking me!   I opted to put a picture of each of my boys on a side window to promote the sport to the younger generation.   Then I selected two pictures showing sturgeon and one of pickerel, which are two of the more popular fish I offer guided outings for.    On each side of the Jeep we put in the name of my blog, a note about guided kayak fishing, and a phone number so that either online or by phone, the contact info is available.

The say that appearance is the top factor in people's perception of you, so this new look on the Jeep should hopefully factor well when it comes to the first impression folk have not just on my service, but on this wonderful sport as well.