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2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« on: June 14, 2020, 05:11:05 PM »
Tomorrow is the opener, whose going?
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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #1 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #2 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 06:12:35 PM »
I'll go later in the week too.

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #4 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

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 06:37:25 PM »
Howíd you guys do last year?
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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2020, 06:49:40 PM »
Did they open this as a keeper seasons again?

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #7 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #8 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2020, 10:08:44 PM »
probably be up friday to sunday

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #10 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #11 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #12 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2020, 07:50:22 AM »
I'll head over Thursday night to dodge the ramp traffic.

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #14 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2020, 03:27:50 PM »
Anybody with fish on?
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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2020, 03:55:28 PM »
I was after plumbing parts and on a mission.

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2020, 04:15:16 PM »
Only guy I know that went out ended up with zero
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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2020, 04:26:40 PM »
Anyone fish for surgeon around keller

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #19 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2020, 05:33:55 PM »
Seems pretty slow from the people I know out there

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #21 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2020, 07:54:58 AM »
My buddy went yesterday got two one keeper one undersized.

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #23 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2020, 08:34:30 PM »
Howís it been going out there? Any keepers

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #26 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #27 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #29 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. 

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #30 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2020, 03:59:15 AM »
Messing up summer salmon opener

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2020, 09:04:40 PM »
Anyone hear of any reports recently? Or is everyone off chasing salmon?

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #34 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #35 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #36 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #37 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2020, 03:07:22 PM »
Fished all morning saw one fish caught. No bites for us.


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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #39 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #40 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #41 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
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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #42 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #43 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

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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #44 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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Re: 2020 kettle falls sturgeon
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2020, 08:30:47 AM »
Beautiful fish!

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« Reply #46 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:
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