Like a Sturgeon….Caught for the Very First Time
Written by Sarah on April 15, 2011
Rumors are flying around about a supposed 12-foot long, 1,000 pound plus sturgeon that was reportedly hooked last week in California. Remember that big salmon you caught last summer? If true, this sucker weighed 20 times as much. What about Paul Elias’ record-setting catch on Falcon Lake 3 years ago? This freak of the deep weighed 8 times as much as his four days of limits combined.
According to the semi-lucky angler (and possible partaker of odd herbs), the sturgeon towed him 6 miles in his boat. Imagine flipping your jig and pig into some tullies, seeing that telltale tick, setting the hook and….getting dragged out to sea.
How would you target something like that? Your biggest swimbait? A 3 foot Senko? The neighbor’s Rottweiler? According to recordnet.com, a “mud shrimp” was his bait of choice. Ain’t no sponsorship opportunities in that.
This blog is written by Pete Robbins, Dave’s good buddy and Facts of Fishing blogger.