Posted by: Arvid | July 19, 2014

Alley Fish

It’s been awhile, but conditions on the river are good enough to be out doing some boating and a little fishing. Water is still very high and some accesses are still not usable.

Two of the Bosch Boys, Earl & Steve, have been in town for a few days doing a project getting ready for the next winter test season. Can’t believe we are already mentioning that word – winter. I fished with them the past two evenings. Thursday, Steve fished with George and Earl was with me. We had lot of action and Earl and I caught an assortment of fish; walleye, sauger, red horse and two small sturgeon. We kept a dozen alley fish; those that you’re not to proud of, but meet the bucket test. You just don’t want to show them off and use the alley going home.  Friday, George couldn’t go, so Steve, Earl and I fished my boat. The wind was blowing, fortunately out of the south. It took two anchors to keep the boat in place. We fished by the airport in 14 foot of water. The action wasn’t quite like the evening before, but we kept a nice 19″ walleye and five alley fish. The excitement, however, was when Earl, who had never seen the river without ice, tied into a 60″ sturgeon. After what seemed like an hour and without a net big enough to handle the fish, Steve brought it in over the side of the boat. It’s the largest fish my little boat has seen. It was a good time.

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Earl with his 60″ Sturgeon

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Steve with his “Wall of Shame” Sauger

 

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