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Offline Parasite

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Sturgeon rod?
« on: January 28, 2020, 11:31:07 PM »
What rod length, weight rating, etc are you guys using for sturgeon?

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 05:35:01 AM »
Depends on where and how I'm fishing. Boat or bank?

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 06:04:55 AM »
Let's say either scenario for comparison purposes.

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 06:53:56 AM »
I use a Penn 210 reel, on a Shakespeare extra heavy 9 or 10' rod with 40 pound trilene big game. Never caught a sturgeon much over 5', but have got a few keepers and shorts with it. I figure I'm screw if I ever hook a big one, but the set up works pretty good for me.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 07:19:40 AM »
Velocity ESOX.  I fish from a boat.  Great rod for all fish sizes. 
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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 07:54:33 AM »
Ugly stick tiger, medium in either 6'6" if you want to also use it for halibut or 7' if not.  There is a heavy in 7' if you plan on oversize fish.  They also work well for lingcod, last forever and won't break the bank at about $70.

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 09:26:52 AM »
Night and day difference between bank and boat rods. Not even a comparison in my book. From 11-16' rods with non line guided Sealine reels to 6'-7'6" rods with line guided reels. :twocents:
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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 10:10:27 AM »
I got a 48" Sturgeon on a 6' POS 15 year old walmart special rod this year on 6 lb test.  I also lost a much bigger one using a 9.5' abu when the reel broke... so it only matters so much as you actually hook one  :tung:


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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 10:34:33 AM »
Ugly stick tiger, medium in either 6'6" if you want to also use it for halibut or 7' if not.  There is a heavy in 7' if you plan on oversize fish.  They also work well for lingcod, last forever and won't break the bank at about $70.


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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2020, 10:44:59 AM »
It doesn't take a huge rod boat fishing, especially if you're using something like the Columbia river anchor system and release off the anchor to play the fish. 


Shore fishing I use beefy rods and 120 lb test braid,  150lb if I could find it.   I use to use socks filled with sand and a heavy duty sinker release, but now I only boat fish.
The sinker releases failed now that I think about it, and went to a 2lb mono sinker line to break it off from a 3 way. 






« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 10:53:10 AM by KFhunter »

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2020, 11:10:25 AM »
I use a 13' 10" Okuma SST with an old Daiwa Sealine that's spooled with around 150-200 yards of 40lb Ultra Green when I'm going specifically for sturgeon. Okuma also makes a 12'4 plunking rod that has a softer tip that I like more for plunking for salmon that works also. It doesn't have quite the backbone for casting 10oz+ lead, but the softer tip is nicer for watching what's going on in the water. That has a Shimano Tekota on it usually, but has been known to get my Lexa 400 filled with braid put on it when I fish places guys don't like to give me any room.

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2020, 11:18:03 AM »
Whew, those are some long rods. I think I'll just stick to the boat tackle.

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 11:24:52 AM »
Whew, those are some long rods. I think I'll just stick to the boat tackle.

Hard to cast with a short baseball bat of a rod,  we used a small boat run out the lines instead of trying to master our surf casting technique

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2020, 11:58:45 AM »
Whew, those are some long rods. I think I'll just stick to the boat tackle.
Sometimes you've got to cast to the deep water when you don't have a boat. Lobbing 14oz lead + bait past 50 yards with a boat rod is trick I've never figured out.   

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Re: Sturgeon rod?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 12:02:50 PM »
I have a boat, hence the boat rod :)

 


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