2009-06-19_That dang stick….

 

Whitman Dam, Mississippi River, Minnesota

Whitman Dam, Mississippi River, Minnesota

 

The Mississippi River sturgeon are active. 

The scour hole.

The scour hole.

They are busy porpoising and breaking drum anglers lines. Thankfully, they take the time to give me the fin when they break. Being sturgeon, they like to jump, these particular sturgeon jump like porpoise when a standing wave rolls from the dam gates over them.

I counted five sturgeon breaks an hour for four hours. I fished two rods with 3 oz. of hand poured lead on the back side of the scour pool. My reels were lined with fresh 45 – pound test spiderwire fusion. 

I caught no sturgeon and only one fish to speak of. I shared the bank with six Amish Drum anglers for six hours and met an islander that got on well with the local wildlife.

Jermemiah and dam resident Lil Whiskers.

Jermemiah and dam resident "Lil' Whiskers."