posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 03:00 AM
I had an up-too-close personal experience with a very large sturgeon. My Father-in-law caught it, two passing by fishermen shot it three times with a
22. We hauled it into the boat - it was longer than the boat. Three feet of tail hung out the back end of a regular sized row boat. I had to stand up
with this fish in between my legs. It's head was about 2 & a half feet wide. It wasn't dead - it kept wiggling now and then. It had barbed with a
hook scales in a row down its spine and sides. The scales were as large as a salad plate. I feared for my manhood. The difference was the one I will
never forget was silvery gray like most fish - the underwater color photo is very close to an exact match. I had heard fish tales about how ocean
sturgeon can get massive 30 feet or more!
Their meat turns red after 7 feet and is good smoked but not very tasty fried.