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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:50 pm
 


Huge sturgeon caught in Fraser

Talk about beginner's luck. On his first time fishing for sturgeon, Cyril Paquin caught one of the two biggest fish on record for the Fraser River. "This is the dream catch for every sturgeon angler," said Marc Laynes, the fishing guide on the boat that made the catch on Wednesday morning. The sturgeon they caught was about 3.4 metres long, and they estimate it weighed 360 kilograms and was 120 years old, he said. The biggest fish caught in the Fraser since records began in 1999 was also 3.4 metres, caught in 2003.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:12 am
 


Yeah, well I caught a 4 inch white perch this weekend PDT_Armataz_01_27

That's crazy, though... how large is a normal sturgeon that you'd catch there?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:46 pm
 


[web]http://www.hoax-slayer.com/giant-sturgeon.html[/web]


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:57 pm
 


SIX HOURS?!?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:41 pm
 


Can you imagine living 120 years and then getting ripped onto land one day by some moron fishermen looking for a trophy?


Im not to much of a enviromentalist or whatever, but 120 years only to be hooked by a fuckin fisherman? That has got to suck some serious ass.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:28 pm
 


They did put it back I hope???


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:35 pm
 


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[web]http://www.hoax-slayer.com/giant-sturgeon.html[/web]


I saw that too, but thats not the same one found yesterday. But I guess it shows that these fish are huge!! I just don't get how they can live so long in the Fraser?!! LOL


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:41 pm
 


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They did put it back I hope???


Would you want to clean it???
All sturgeon fishing on the Fraser is now "Catch and Release."


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:00 pm
 


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I saw that too, but thats not the same one found yesterday. But I guess it shows that these fish are huge!! I just don't get how they can live so long in the Fraser?!! LOL


Just found this:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columb ... rgeon.html


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:11 pm
 


Hyack wrote:
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I saw that too, but thats not the same one found yesterday. But I guess it shows that these fish are huge!! I just don't get how they can live so long in the Fraser?!! LOL


Just found this:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columb ... rgeon.html


Ahh thank you.

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The white sturgeon are prehistoric survivors, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs about 200 million years ago. They can live about 100 years and grow up to six metres in length.

In British Columbia, they were almost fished out a century ago, but their numbers have grown since then until 2004, when more than 60,000 white sturgeon were swimming between Chilliwack and the mouth of the Fraser.

But then the trend was reversed. Craig Orr of Watershed Watch Salmon Society said the same waterways now contain about 49,000 white sturgeon.


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Sturgeon are the world's longest living fish.

Most of the sturgeon caught and released these days are 90 to 120 centimetres in length, with big ones up 270 centimetres long.

Orr said that 100 years ago, before it was overfished, the river contained monster sturgeons up to six metres long.




Still can't find a pic of yesterday's catch....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:14 am
 


In 1982 i caught a tuna that weighed 940lb....but the captian of the boat we were on was the one who got to keep it.





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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:29 am
 


I did tuna fishing a long time ago, on a charter boat in Hawaii or Flordia....one of those two. Anyways, my brother caught this big ass tuna and the moron captian or his lacky couldnt even pull the damn fish in properly! It got away right at the boat! I couldnt beleive it. Would have made for some good pictures.

T'was a bitter sweet day.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:42 pm
 


The biggest tagged Sturgeon on the Fraser is a very close 3.45 meters (11'4"), caught in 2007 by Wade Gienow, http://www.bcfishtours.ca http://www.bcfishtours.ca/-Whale5.jpg

Though for some reason articles still mention the 2003 record as being the biggest.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:53 pm
 


the biggest fraser river white sturgeon was caught in 1969 and was 18.5 ft. long the picture i saw of it had the fish in the box of an old pickup with the tailgate down.they said it weighed over1800lbs.


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