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Fished from a buddys pier in the SCR for sturgeon last night, from 7pm till 145 am. No sturgeon but caught a dozen white bass, largest was good 15 inches a few striped bass, 1/2 dozen rock bass 1/2 dozen perch and one nice pike about 30 inches long, hit my crawler harness as I was reeling in to check bait. My friend has been catching 4-5 sturgeon a week from his pier and releasing them back. The state was out there tagging the sturgeon a couple weeks ago so there in there heavy. He has a drop off in front of his pier, goes from 5' to 65 feet within casting distance. We did have a few other hits that we missed that bent our thick heavy poles in half but never set the hook. All in all it was beautiful night no bugs and good fishing
 

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there are no striped bass in lsc,scr,or dr. those are silver or white bass(same thing). also i would be careful not to target sturgen out of season or without a special permit because it is illegal
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QUOTE(soule @ Aug 7 2009, 06:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>there are no striped bass in lsc,scr,or dr. those are silver or white bass(same thing). also i would be careful not to target sturgen out of season or without a special permit because it is illegal
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I must have missed the part of his post where he said he was targeting sturgeon without a license?
 

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QUOTE(landj @ Aug 7 2009, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Fished from a buddys pier in the SCR for sturgeon last night
QUOTEI must have missed the part of his post where he said he was targeting stugeon without a license?
He didn't specify a license or not. But if they are out of season I don't see him having a license~
( I dont not know if they are in or out of season)

Anyway Nice catch! I wish I had that off my backyard. Or maybe that would be a bad idea. Id never see my husband again
 

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Forgot the exact dates, but there was a good bit on Michigan Out Of Doors last night, several local( local to me anyway) guys fishing Sturgeon on the SCR and the season goes into September, so it is indeed open with a license and the special permit. It was odd, I thought I recognized the teal colored boat, then saw the name "Softwater Shanty" on the side and I thought "Hey I know those guys". Always nice to see stuff on that show taped in your own backyard. Better luck with those prehistoric beasts next time, they're definitely in there.
 

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A "special" permit is not needed, all that is required is that you have a sturgeon tag in your possesion. They are free and issued by any license agent. LSC and St Clair River season is July 16- Sept. 30. Slot size 42"-50"
 

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QUOTE(Tami @ Aug 7 2009, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(landj @ Aug 7 2009, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Fished from a buddys pier in the SCR for sturgeon last night
QUOTEI must have missed the part of his post where he said he was targeting stugeon without a license?
He didn't specify a license or not. But if they are out of season I don't see him having a license~
( I dont not know if they are in or out of season)

Anyway Nice catch! I wish I had that off my backyard. Or maybe that would be a bad idea. Id never see my husband again



With all due respect to soule I was simply saying that without proof or knowledge of a violation lets assume the best in people and not the worst . I posted a report of targeting walleye last night but no one warned me that targeting that species without a license is illegal, the assumption being that I had a license. Which is the way it should be.
 

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My brother fished behind the old henry's 10 years ago or so one summer night and all he could catch was sturgeon. He caught 7-8 of them, all roughly the same size 18-22 inches. Never caught another there that summer.
 

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Yes we have tags and they have to be reported within 24 hours to the DNR. We wasnt specifically targeting any particular fish, just out to have good time and see what we get. Did some rapala casting with 2 lines out with walleye crawler harnesses and 10oz sinker, went through almost 4 doz crawlers, lots of bait steelers, but good time, I was actually hoping to nail a few eyes. But sometimes its nice to leave the boat at home and fish off a private pier. We graphed out in front and he has a L shaped ledge about 30 feet off his end, not to mention he has the largest pier out there, so we can get right out to the dep water easily.
 
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