Sturgeon Pic Found

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by BIG GEORGE, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Its several moons old but here it is. Delaware river about a mile south of the Commodore Barry bridge. August in about 10 feet of water. Have no idea what kind it is cause I know there are a few differnt species. Thats me old john boat. Look good in shorts don't I. Was knockin at 300lbs. when this pic was taken. LOL!
     

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  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats a cool fish! That can't be you in the pic,that guy has no beard!:tounge_out::smile2:
    Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. CaptainBrad

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    Nice sturgeon. Aren't they a cool fish? We target them every spring in Northern Minnesota before the catfish rivers get rolling. What a blast!!!
     
  4. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    George, that appears to be an Atlantic Sturgeon. Nice photo; Thanks. :big_smile:
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice Sturgeon, Big George.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks George for sharing the pic of the sturgeon. I took a double take of the knock out. I see you were playing it safe. Wearing the glove.:smile2:
     
  7. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Cool nice to know they are out in the Delaware..........Nice pic.........
     
  8. rgmatt

    rgmatt New Member

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    Yes it is nice to see them showing up again in the Delaware. spring of '06 while striper fishing in a tidal portion of the Big D, I foul hooked one on the top of the head. It was around 3' but came unbuttoned as I got it to the side of the boat. My buddy was scrambling for the camera but was too late. At least I had a witness and didn't have to handle it since they are endangered species. 3 days later in the same area I got to watch 2 other sturgeon of the same size range, in the shallows of a flats area. I guess they were in spawning mode. :big_smile:

    I didn't see the pic but as said above it probably was an Atlantic Sturgeon. From what I've read and talking w/ other river rats, they are the more common species of sturgeon seen in the Delaware these days. The other native to the river is the short nose sturgeon(also endangered).

    Matt
     
  9. rgmatt

    rgmatt New Member

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    just saw the pic(that 10 post thing) very cool!:big_smile:

    Matt
     
  10. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Nice fish K50. Thanks for digging up the pic.:cool2:
     
  11. Romo

    Romo New Member

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    thank you awesome pic!
     
  12. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Nice sturgeon. they say we have some kind here but never seen one.Thanks for the pic.
     
  13. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Thats awesome George that was the one and only fish I had never caught from the Big D and trust me I wanted to :big_smile: Ive snagged lamprey down that way and even seen bluefish quite far up the Big D but never caught me that sturgeon. That is a truely unique catch :wink:
     
  14. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    BEARD i was thinking color! lol

    nice pic BG, thanks for posting it. that is one of the fish on my tocatch list.