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After lord knows how many hours spent fishing on the Columbia River for Sturgen we finally boated our first keeper. My uncle was actually the one who caught the fish. We have caught 100s of small ones and even a couple of monsters (10+ ft) but this was the first one we got to bring home!

Tasty stuff let me tell you.
 

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VERY cool, dances.

What's the best method for catching those things?
 

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You fish for them valmost the same as you would big catfish (on the bottom with whole baitfish). We use either hering or shrimp. They make special hooks for large sturgen with very large gaps due to the shape of their mouth but other than that think of em as big catfish. They love to lay up in deep holes or near dams.
 

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Ever use eels?

Nice one btw... never seen one in person or had it on the plate. Tasty, I've heard.:)
 

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I have no expereince at all.. I have talked to folks that use whole shad
or eels.. the fresher, the better.. But everyone has their own method
for all kinds of fishing I guess.
 

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cool fish i am guess the big ones are in a release slot?
 

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cool fish i am guess the big ones are in a release slot?
 

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I'm probably preaching to the choir here but just make sure that you keep the right species. You could get in a boat load of trouble keeping those endangered ones!
 
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