Mathews Inc.
White sturgeon
Bowfishing
Contributors to this thread:
rattling_junkie 22-Aug-17
Jaquomo 22-Aug-17
APauls 22-Aug-17
carcus 22-Aug-17
Mark Watkins 22-Aug-17
Kurt 22-Aug-17
Hawkeye 22-Aug-17
rattling_junkie 22-Aug-17
t-roy 22-Aug-17
Sage Buffalo 22-Aug-17
XbowfromNY 22-Aug-17
Bigpizzaman 22-Aug-17
rattling_junkie 22-Aug-17
Zbone 23-Aug-17
rattling_junkie 23-Aug-17
Jaquomo 24-Aug-17
22-Aug-17

rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
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Before elk hunting, I decided to chase dinosaurs.

From: Jaquomo
22-Aug-17
Good for you! I've caught a couple giants over 10' and there's nothing like it in fresh water. Especially when they jump above your head close to the boat!

From: APauls
22-Aug-17
Atta boy Davie that thing take your tooth out?

From: carcus
22-Aug-17
Awesome Dave, I gotta do that soon!

From: Mark Watkins
22-Aug-17
awesome!!

Congrats!!

Mark

From: Kurt
22-Aug-17
Nice! Fraser River in BC?

From: Hawkeye
22-Aug-17
Very cool!!

22-Aug-17
Thanks boys, highly recommended! Yup, Fraser River. A 10' is unreal, maybe one day. I wish that fish knocked it out!

From: t-roy
22-Aug-17
Holy smokes! Nice fish! Congrats

Ive watched them on TV release the fish and hang onto them and kinda ride them down a little ways before letting go. Did you try that!?

From: Sage Buffalo
22-Aug-17

Sage Buffalo's embedded Photo
Sage Buffalo's embedded Photo
They are impressive animals and who knew a giant bottom feeding fish could jump like a marlin!

Just watch those horizontal spines they will tear you up if you aren't careful.

We had our first keeper season in 4 years but the slot was a crazy 44-50 inches. Talk about luck!

From: XbowfromNY
22-Aug-17
1 or 2 teeth missing? that's wild.

From: Bigpizzaman
22-Aug-17
You didn't happen to find a Cali Bighorn in his stomach did you? LOL Congrats!

22-Aug-17
t-roy, BC has very strict catch and release guidelines, so no riding on a fish.

From: Zbone
23-Aug-17
Aren't they like protected?

23-Aug-17
They are protected to a certain degree. There are approximately 50,000 white sturgeon existing in BC. It's all catch and release. Though, certain groups are still allowed to net salmon with gill nets. Sturgeon do get caught in these nets and suffer 47% mortality. We actually found 2 untagged trophy sturgeon dead as a result of netting. Hopefully this practice and can be banned in favour of wheel nets.

From: Jaquomo
24-Aug-17
Further south in the states the "protected" sea lions stage at the base of dams and bite the bellies out of these 200 year old relics to get the eggs. Tragic waste of a fantastic resource.

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