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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.
 

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:eek: Those things sure can get BIG! Congrats! :banana:
 

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very cool
 

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A ten foot fish...
Wow, what a fight huh?!?!
:cheers::cheers:
 

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Originally posted by Lefty
A ten foot fish...
Wow, what a fight huh?!?!
:cheers::cheers:
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.
 

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That had to be a blast :eek:
 

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that had to be all kinds of fun
 

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sheeze.. thats huge. Looks like fun!
 

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

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man that would be a blast to try some time.

looks like you use bowling balls for weights
 

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Originally posted by fireman_3311
Wow, heckuva fish....how old would you guess it to be???
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
 

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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!!!
 

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Arent they cartiliginous and isnt this where we get one type of caviar?
 

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Originally posted by rat
Arent they cartiliginous and isnt this where we get one type of caviar?
Yes, but there are many types of sturgeon.
I believe it is the beluga (sp) sturgeon that caviar comes from.
 

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Is caviar any good?? never had it I dont reckon.

Is sturgeon palatable??
 

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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.
 
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