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Before elk hunting, I decided to chase dinosaurs.
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!
Atta boy Davie that thing take your tooth out?
Awesome Dave, I gotta do that soon!
Nice! Fraser River in BC?
Thanks boys, highly recommended! Yup, Fraser River. A 10' is unreal, maybe one day. I wish that fish knocked it out!
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!?
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!
1 or 2 teeth missing? that's wild.
You didn't happen to find a Cali Bighorn in his stomach did you? LOL Congrats!
t-roy, BC has very strict catch and release guidelines, so no riding on a fish.
Aren't they like protected?
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.
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.