‘Monster’ White Sturgeon Caught in Canada

Written by on July 22, 2021

If you like to fish this would probably be a dream catch.

A group of people fishing on the Fraser River in Vancouver, British Columbia managed to catch and reel in a white sturgeon that was 11.5 feet long. The fish measured 56 inches around, and weighed more than 800 pounds.

The fish is speculated to be over 100 years old given it’s size and most likely has eluded being caught before because it was not tagged. After the fish was caught, it was measured, tagged and released.

The people who caught the fish were determined as it took more than an hour not just because of the size of the fish, but the crew had to navigate their boat around obstacles like bridge pillars, an island and other debris in the river.

The Fisheries and Oceans Canada say white sturgeon can live well over 150 years, grow up to 20 feet in length and can exist unchanged for millions of years.

This is a moment these guys probably will never forget.

Photo Credit: Fraser River Lodge

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