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David Sparks, Ph.D. 11-8 SS E. Idaho Sturgeon
by David Sparks, Ph.D., click here for bio

Program: Sportsman's Spotlight
Date: November 08, 2010

 Sturgeon fishing in Idaho Falls. I’m David Sparks and Sportsmens’ Spotlight is next. The white sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in North America. They’re commonly over 6 feet, but they used to grow much bigger. A photograph from the Oregon Historical Society s shows a massive sturgeon of about 1,500 pounds caught in 1895. Sturgeon have long lifespans, sometimes estimated at over 100 years, but fishing pressure has prevented modern sturgeon from getting old enough to reach the sizes they once did. That said, you can now catch sturgeon on the Snake in Eastrn Idaho near Idaho Falls. Here’s Idaho Fish and Game’s Daryl Meints:

 

 

 

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