Columbia River Sturgeon

Discussion in 'Fishing General' started by danceswithbooze, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    O\'Fallon
    Thoght I'd post up some pics of a Sturgeon I caught last September on a trip to Washington. The fish measured almost 10 feet long! However, had to set it free due to the slot on these fish. We did get to bring home over 80lbs of smoked salmon.
     

  2. JarJar

    JarJar New Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    :eek: Those things sure can get BIG! Congrats! :banana:
     
  3. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    sweeeet! thats awesome man!
     
  4. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    A ten foot fish...
    Wow, what a fight huh?!?!
    :cheers::cheers:
     
  5. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    O\'Fallon
    Ya, it took the better part of an hour to get him in. He jumped twice during the fight and it sounded like a whale breeching.
     
  6. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    That had to be a blast :eek:
     
  7. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    mexico,mo.
    that had to be all kinds of fun
     
  8. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    sheeze.. thats huge. Looks like fun!
     
  9. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Wow, heckuva fish....how old would you guess it to be???
     
  10. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    man that would be a blast to try some time.

    looks like you use bowling balls for weights
     
  11. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    O\'Fallon
    I'm not sure how old it was but I know they get VERY old like 100+ years. We actually took a tour of the dam while visiting out there and they have a viewing glass at the bottom of the dam and there was a sturgeon down there that dwarfed the one I caught. I would guess at least 15 feet!

    The viewing window also alowed you to see the salmon jumping up the fish ladder...cool stuff I tell you. It's worth the trip.

    As for the weights I think they were 16oz
     
  12. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    I had seen these fish on tv before, HAD to be awesome to catch one....I think it was Babe Winkleman, caught one while fishing from a belly boat years ago....Babe was more of a "Bob" that day!!!
     
  13. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Arent they cartiliginous and isnt this where we get one type of caviar?
     
  14. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    O\'Fallon
    Yes, but there are many types of sturgeon.
    I believe it is the beluga (sp) sturgeon that caviar comes from.
     
  15. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Is caviar any good?? never had it I dont reckon.

    Is sturgeon palatable??
     
  16. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    O\'Fallon
    Not sure if caviar is any good or not. I've had the oportunity a couple of times to give it a try, I just can't bring myself to it. I mean when it comes down to it--its roe:cool3:

    Sturgeon is actually pretty good to eat--especially smoked. The slot in that part o f the columbia is 3-5 feet. Unfortunatly we didn't catch any in that range. Lots of small ones and this brute. There must be a lot of them though cuz they were easy to catch.