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2013 NSR Fishing
« on: May 12, 2013, 08:44:22 PM »
Got down to the NSR (outside of Edmonton) this morning for a little while to see how it was doing.  Lots of goldeyes this spring in the river and they are biting good.
Hooked into 4 good sized goldeyes right off the bat in just a few minutes.  One was a mooneye I think.  I then switched tactics to see if any walleye were biting yet.  I picked up a sauger first and then a toothy grey colored walleye.  I also saw quite a few redhorse suckers break the surface too.
Not a bad morning and the walleye fishing will only get better as the days go by now.

The garbage people are leaving by the river is becoming an epidemic lately.  Simply disgusting everywhere you go.   Please don't litter, people.

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 08:47:46 PM »
Great report and pics... :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 08:51:28 PM »
Right on boys,, wells done.

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 09:16:27 PM »
           Quite a mixed bag of fish there nice work.
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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 10:54:41 PM »
Nice pics Axe! Me and my son were also fishing the nsr tonight; my son caught his heaviest sturgeon so far with a estimated weight of 48lbs; 60'' tl; 22'' girth.

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 11:06:11 PM »
Awesome stuff Axe!!! Great looking catch there.

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 11:12:41 PM »
X10 Axeman...please pick up your litter. The plus side of todays trip I caught about 12 beer cans on the river bank.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 10:00:55 AM »
Way to go Axe, I envy you guys and can't wait to get out there. Still ice over here, Sask has had a long cold winter!

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 10:08:07 AM »
Way to go.  The litter is horrible.  Was down there doing a volunteer clean up a couple weeks ago.  No shortage of litter, hobo camps etc. 

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 10:17:47 AM »
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The litter is horrible
Yes, this is discussting to see in natural area. Often in my years with City Parks we had to attend problem areas along the Bow River. Alot of this trash comes from homeless people who have set up camp within City limits along the rivers. It's just AMAZING what they can haul back in these natural areas to build their camps and make themselves comfortable. If only they would channel some of that energy into looing for a job.

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 08:34:04 PM »
Hey axe, how did you do this morning? I met you at the tracks this morning...

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 07:42:31 AM »
Only a couple of average walleyes. pretty slow.  We didn't stay there too long.  The mosquitos were biting fine though.
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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 10:17:15 PM »
When I used to live in Edmonton I really enjoyed fishing expeditions to the river.  My brother and a couple of cousins and I used to fish it in a number of locations.  Using worms or frogs for bait we would sit by our "pickerel rigs" and BS. and drink "river mix" and see what might hook up.

Good times.

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2013, 07:14:24 PM »
Yes, this is discussting to see in natural area. Often in my years with City Parks we had to attend problem areas along the Bow River. Alot of this trash comes from homeless people who have set up camp within City limits along the rivers. It's just AMAZING what they can haul back in these natural areas to build their camps and make themselves comfortable. If only they would channel some of that energy into looing for a job.
X2 the ledg. grounds just below the high level bridge is very busy with the homeless people. A number of years ago I was fishin the mighty nsr when a hobie showed up to start taking a bath. It killed the fishin for me that day...lol.. :o
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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 11:16:36 AM »
Finally, the NSR is starting to clear up a bit and the turbidity is getting better.  The level has been on its way back down for a while now but that mud stirred up from the flooding was lingering.  Paul C and I got out for a couple of hours recently and the walleyes and goldeyes were biting decently.  I was worried that a new bunch of snags would be washed in from the floods and be waiting to claim tackle.  Quite the opposite in the spot we were at, I think the snags got washed to Saskatchewan.  The fish did not fortunately.

The walleyes were biting aggressively but the goldeyes were super aggressive.  Usually, I have to size down a bit for goldeyes but they were hitting a large rubber jig tipped with a big parker minnow.  I like fishing the NSR in August and September when the level goes down and you don't have to fight the current as much.  I tend to use lighter tackle than most so this suits me fine.

A couple of samples of the latest typical catches:



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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2013, 06:24:11 PM »
Nice fish boys.. I,would like to give the river a shot at some sturgeon soon,, maybe not week..

Thx for the,report axe..

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2013, 10:28:10 PM »
Nice fish axe! ive seen some nice eyes come out of that spot.

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 10:30:20 AM »
Nice fish axe! ive seen some nice eyes come out of that spot.

Thanks buddy.  :)  I am usually better at giving all the small fish sore mouths...... ;D
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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2013, 11:20:03 PM »
Couple from tonight before the big storms hit.
Was out to farm for Sunday dinner, so me and brother Duane hit the river near home for a couple of hours.

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Re: 2013 NSR Fishing
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2013, 10:35:38 AM »
Nice wally Axe...looks like the river went down even more. Last nights storm had 39 mm of rain in my guage...wow... :o
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