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||Posted - 07/27/2012 : 11:30:20 AM
Saw this in my email and had to share! Here's the text that was with it "A monster white sturgeon weighing an estimated 1,100 pounds and measuring 12 feet, 4 inches was caught and released on the Fraser River, a British Columbia waterway famous for its big sturgeon...just not this big. Angler Michael Snell, front, with wife Margaret and guide Dean Werk pose with the mammoth sturgeon.
Catches of white sturgeon averaging 30 to 100 pounds are typical on the Fraser, even an occasional 250-pounder, but nothing as massive as this sturgeon, believed to be the biggest freshwater fish ever caught on rod and reel in North America...and possibly the oldest.
"I've been a professional guide on the Fraser for 25 years and I've never seen a sturgeon this big," said Dean Werk, owner/guide of Great River Fishing Adventures.
"We have helped to collectively tag more than 47,000 white sturgeon since 1995, and scanned in excess of 90,000 tagged sturgeon that have been caught and released. This tells us this dinosaur fish hasn't been caught in at least 18 years if ever at all. I'd bet she's over 100 years old."
Think about that: Incredibly, this massive sturgeon, a prehistoric species, might have been hatched the year the Titanic sank.
It could also be 35 years older than the angler, Michael Snell, 65, of Salisbury, England. Snell, who was fishing with his wife, Margaret, called the catch a fish of a lifetime."
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||Posted - 07/30/2012 : 1:40:56 PM
Amazing that creatures like that still exist on the Earth and in such small bodies of water (relative to the size of the animal). They released it, so not sure they can get a record. Not sure that I could have done the same so hats off to those guys. I kind of wonder how accurate the weight estimate is. A 1000lb blue marlin is a lot taller than that with the same width, but maybe they have some kind of super secret sturgeon weight formula I don't know about.
||Posted - 07/28/2012 : 08:28:35 AM
Might be (obviously is) a tackle record, look at the rod he caught that on no way that is lined with line over 100lb test (if its braid)
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||Posted - 07/27/2012 : 1:26:32 PM
Saw that on yahoo news yesterday freakin amazing
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||Posted - 07/27/2012 : 12:11:16 PM