Posted by: Arvid | September 17, 2012

Lamprey

I was on the river for a couple of short stints over the weekend looking for a sturgeon. There is not much time left in the harvest season; it ends on September 30th. Saturday morning I caught two;  30″ and 43″; neither big enough to keep. The larger one had a lamprey attached to it near the tail and the smaller one had a scar where a lamprey had been attached on top of the head. Sturgeon seem to be a favorite target of Lampreys.

Fall fishing is just around the corner. I’ve heard that the Lake water temperature is 58 degrees and some fish are moving closer to shore; some good fishing in 8′-10′ of water. There was also a report of fish being caught in Four-Mile Bay this past week. Like last year at this time, there is very little current in the river and the good fishing was later than normal. We’ll see what this year brings.

A 43″ sturgeon that had a Lamprey attached near its tail

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