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Title: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: 6haase6 on June 14, 2020, 05:11:05 PM
Tomorrow is the opener, whose going?
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Post by: Ridgeratt on June 14, 2020, 05:16:59 PM
It's actually from grand Coulee dam to China bend.
Lots of water to social distancing in.

Loaned out my other Columbia anchor this morning.  I may wait until the middle of the week when it's better weather.
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Post by: 6haase6 on June 14, 2020, 06:03:31 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Have Wednesday and Thursday off work, and was thinking about making the run.
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Post by: ne kid on June 14, 2020, 06:12:35 PM
I'll go later in the week too.
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Post by: Ridgeratt on June 14, 2020, 06:31:10 PM
Since I am as useful as the G in lasagna and can fish any day. I pick my battles.

Besides the launch is about 12 miles away
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: 6haase6 on June 14, 2020, 06:37:25 PM
Howíd you guys do last year?
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Post by: HillHound on June 14, 2020, 06:49:40 PM
Did they open this as a keeper seasons again?
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Post by: Ridgeratt on June 14, 2020, 06:50:54 PM
If you see my boat wave.
I will be in either one of these.
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Post by: HillHound on June 14, 2020, 06:51:14 PM
Sorry quick Google and I just answered my own question man Iím gonna have to make plans to get up there in the next week
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Post by: huntnnw on June 14, 2020, 10:08:44 PM
probably be up friday to sunday
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: Ridgeratt on June 15, 2020, 04:45:40 AM
The flow this morning is 157k cfs on the Columbia, and  17200 cfs on the kettle river and looks like real good chocolate milk.
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Post by: huntnnw on June 15, 2020, 05:36:56 AM
3 years ago when it was muddy and full of debris we killed them in there
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Post by: ne kid on June 15, 2020, 07:44:58 AM
After seeing the boats think I will just wait till August, just keep catching the pike.
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Post by: bhawley76 on June 15, 2020, 07:50:22 AM
I'll head over Thursday night to dodge the ramp traffic.
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Post by: Ridgeratt on June 15, 2020, 02:40:11 PM
Just got back from kettle falls.  Lots of boats bobbin. Even a couple inside the trash boom.  Had some heading towards town.
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Post by: 6haase6 on June 15, 2020, 03:27:50 PM
Anybody with fish on?
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Post by: Ridgeratt on June 15, 2020, 03:55:28 PM
I was after plumbing parts and on a mission.
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: 6haase6 on June 15, 2020, 04:15:16 PM
Only guy I know that went out ended up with zero
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Post by: rasbo on June 15, 2020, 04:26:40 PM
Anyone fish for surgeon around keller
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Post by: 6haase6 on June 15, 2020, 04:50:04 PM
Iíve thought about it cause itís a lot closer to home but never have.
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Post by: huntnnw on June 15, 2020, 05:33:55 PM
Seems pretty slow from the people I know out there
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Post by: dmoua on June 16, 2020, 09:06:38 AM
Slow day of fishing. Only saw one boat catch a keeper in front of us. A brother in law landed an 8' early in the morning and I landed a small one around 1800. Lot's of boats and there was roughly 10 rods from the bank where we were fishing.
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Post by: bhawley76 on June 17, 2020, 07:54:58 AM
My buddy went yesterday got two one keeper one undersized.
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Post by: 6haase6 on June 17, 2020, 10:33:29 AM
Iím out today. Not a crazy about of boats out. Iíll give a report on the fishing this evening.
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Post by: HillHound on June 20, 2020, 08:34:30 PM
Howís it been going out there? Any keepers
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Post by: 6haase6 on June 21, 2020, 12:10:36 AM
Heard of a a few keepers. The couple boats I run with havenít boated any yet had a few on but thatís it. The mouth of the kettle is hot if youíd like to play bumper boats for a few shakers.
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: shmacker on June 25, 2020, 05:25:00 AM
I'm headed up to Kettle tomorrow to give it a shot and will report back.  Has anyone ever tried for sturgeon further south by Hunters?
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Post by: huntnnw on June 25, 2020, 05:47:30 AM
Heard of a a few keepers. The couple boats I run with havenít boated any yet had a few on but thatís it. The mouth of the kettle is hot if youíd like to play bumper boats for a few shakers.

was there the 19th and 20th and didnt see a single fish hooked in the mouth of kettle. We fished a few hours with 0 bites.
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Post by: Ridgeratt on June 27, 2020, 02:31:26 PM
Drove to kettle falls for the mail today.  Didn't see any boats anchored at the mouth,  but there's about half a dozen in front of Nancy creek and above the bridge.  Didn't see any below the bridge.
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: shmacker on June 29, 2020, 07:05:22 PM
Fished above the bridge for about 3 hours on Friday.  We caught one about 42'', and the boat in front of us lost one right at the boat around the same size. 
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: huntnnw on June 29, 2020, 09:54:40 PM
canada to start dumping water.. 200-250k cfs  this amount of water is a rarity
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Post by: Ridgeratt on July 02, 2020, 03:26:47 AM
canada to start dumping water.. 200-250k cfs  this amount of water is a rarity

The flows are nuts this year.  The Kettle river is almost 1500 cfs  faster than this time last year.

The Columbia River is at 203k cfs.
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: huntnnw on July 02, 2020, 03:59:15 AM
Messing up summer salmon opener
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Post by: GRK on August 16, 2020, 09:04:40 PM
Anyone hear of any reports recently? Or is everyone off chasing salmon?
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Post by: Ridgeratt on August 17, 2020, 07:36:07 AM
Last Friday there were several boats on the river.  Watched 3 different guides on the river. It was hot but not as hot as now.  I think people are catching some fish.
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Post by: bhawley76 on August 17, 2020, 07:40:00 AM
I have been out 3 times and only hooked up once and lost it. I'm hoping to get out this weekend.
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Post by: MooseZ25 on August 17, 2020, 09:13:49 AM
Fishing has been good around Kettle right now.  Lots of keeper sized fish being taken.  I think the spawners have returned and the fishing has improved. 
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Post by: GRK on August 17, 2020, 11:31:04 AM
Thank you all for the reply. May have to head up there this weekend, will post report if I do.
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Post by: benhuntin on August 17, 2020, 03:07:22 PM
Fished all morning saw one fish caught. No bites for us.


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Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: PA BEN on September 19, 2020, 01:22:41 PM
My wife caught her second keeper last weekend and I caught my first keeper of the year. I was able to take my 82 year old uncle out and he was able to catch 3 one was a keeper. He was a fishing fool back in the day but has never caught a sturgeon. One more weekend left.
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 19, 2020, 03:32:14 PM
Nice fish PA! Let me guess you used your wife's CROC for bait? :chuckle:
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Post by: PA BEN on September 19, 2020, 06:24:57 PM
Nice fish PA! Let me guess you used your wife's CROC for bait? :chuckle:
no she threw it in the water for the dog to fetch because he kept getting in the picture
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: Ridgeratt on September 19, 2020, 06:29:51 PM
Croc's next thing you will be towing your boat with a prius.    :chuckle:
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Post by: Alchase on September 19, 2020, 06:33:22 PM
Nice fish PA! Let me guess you used your wife's CROC for bait? :chuckle:
no she through it in the water for the dog to fetch because he kept getting in the picture

OK, that is funny!
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Post by: bhawley76 on September 21, 2020, 07:46:46 AM
Nice fish! When did they put the dock in? I stopped going there because there was no dock.
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Post by: Sutherland on September 21, 2020, 08:30:47 AM
Beautiful fish!
Title: Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 22, 2020, 04:24:22 PM
Nice fish PA! Let me guess you used your wife's CROC for bait? :chuckle:
no she threw it in the water for the dog to fetch because he kept getting in the picture

Very resourceful wife you have! :tup: