Our jaws dropped when this Sturgeon first exploded out of the Fraser River!
What do guides do after a charter? Well, we go fishing. Yesterday was no different. Mike(one of our guides) hooked up with me around 5pm to hit the river and Sturgeon fish for a bit. The weather was sweet so we just had to go. We went up the Fraser from the Mission boat launch about 10 minutes and dropped anchor. Baits were carefully selected and cast into the depths where they lay deliciously on the bottom. We wait now. Didn’t have to wait long however, maybe 5 minutes. Mike’s rod went thump thump and then the rod tip buried. Fish On!
Not 30 seconds into the fight and the fish came flying out of the river. Twisting and heaving it’s massive body back and forth in like a slow motion fashion that had us screaming some expletives. During the 45 minute battle it jumped 6 times. We shared the burden on fighting this massive beast. It was a hard fighting and smart fish.
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Successfully landed for some photos!
Upon landing this giant Sturgeon we immediately took a measurement. It was 108″ from nose to fork of tail. Photos were quickly taken and then the fish was released back to the Fraser river depths. Here’s 3 pics of this massive 9 foot White Sturgeon:
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