Sturgeon

Long, slender body and head. Can grow incredibly large.

Covered in bony plates instead of scales.

Typically green/grey on the back, with white/grey belly.

  
The White Sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in North America.

Length

2 to 3.5 m (7 to 12 feet)

Weight

Up to 500 kg (1,100 lbs)

Habitat

Sturgeon are found from Asia to North America, but are not found below the equator. White Sturgeon range from Northern Alaska to California. In B.C., the Fraser River is famous for its White Sturgeon population

Fishing

Year ‘round, although March to November is most popular. Shore fishing and boat fishing are popular, and heavy tackle with braided line are recommended.

Cooking

Non-applicable.

Notices

NO retention of Sturgeon is allowed in all of British Columbia’s tidal waters. Single, barbless hooks are required in the tidal waters of the Fraser.

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