January 25th Sturgeon retention season

This year has been a tough one for the anglers fishing the John Day pool. The fishers Catch Outfitters crew set out in search of  some Columbia River White sturgeon in the slot of 43″-54″ for Travis and Sonya today. We managed to get lots of soft bitters. Travis gave his all swinging at three nice bitters, but came up empty (it happens) hooks sets are free might as well swing. We did manage to get Sonya on her very first Sturgeon ever and it cam in at 6’6′ so all in all the day was a huge success and the smile says it all.