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WOW…This Is Awesome: Fishing for Prehistoric Dinosaurs In British Columbia

In the Pacific Northwest, we fish for many different species and aside for the Spring and Fall salmon runs, nothing else beats fishing for sturgeon. These fish are not only fun to catch, but their meat is especially good to eat (sturgeon makes for great fish tacos).

White sturgeon can live to be over 100 years old. The rate of growth is dependent on water temperature. Typically, they reach six feet long around 25 years of age, showing that these fish do not grow as quickly as many other fish.

 The Sturgeon of the Pacific North West (Columbia and Fraser Rivers) mature at an older age and larger size – than the Sturgeon of the Sacramento & San Joaquin Rivers in California. That is one of the reasons for the different size limits of the sturgeon. The size limit was adjusted to protect the female “spawning” sturgeon.

The guy who posted the video below to YouTube, had this to say:
We join up with Kevin Estrada from Sturgeon Slayers and learn about what it takes to catch a Sturgeon. I have never done anything like it. Fishing for Fraser River Sturgeon in Hope and Fraser Canyon British Columbia. Watch the highlights with of my 30 minute battle with a 6ft Sturgeon. White Sturgeon can grow to be one of the worlds largest fish. Today I was fortunate to also learn a lot about conservation on the Fraser River!



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