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    Default Odd fish caught in Cook inlet

    Found this in a set gill net in cook inlet anyone know what it is?





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    Looks like a baby sturgeon. ?????

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    whatever it was, it looks kind of small to be keeping in the first place. If I caught a baby bigfoot, I would at least wait until he was 3 feet tall to show him off, before putting him in harm's way and printing his picture, on the net, no less!!!!
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    It was dead when we found it in the net, I tried cpr but to no avail.

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    The more important question here should be: What the heck did you do to your thumb? Dammer!
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    Ha I was wondering if someone would catch that, its scar tissue from a tumor. I mean a shark attack .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Looks like a baby sturgeon. ?????
    Sure does look like a baby sturgeon. If so, that is very interesting news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    Sure does look like a baby sturgeon. If so, that is very interesting news.

    True on both points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davesaves View Post
    Ha I was wondering if someone would catch that, its scar tissue from a tumor. I mean a shark attack .
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    It's a poacher. Likely a sturgeon poacher, they are a cool little fish. Pretty common in most areas of the North Pacific.

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    There are sturgeons in Alaska though, recent news confirms it, and local stories support it too. Check out this link and picture....very neat we know that fish was out there and data was collected on it.
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    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Quarterly/j...ivrptsFMA2.htm

    link to life history stuff on the fish you caught…
    http://access.afsc.noaa.gov/reem/LHW...torySearch.cfm Hmm this link doesn't seem to work, I'll try to get another one.

    more pictures…
    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/RACE/media/...on_poacher.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akbrownsfan View Post
    There are sturgeons in Alaska though, recent news confirms it, and local stories support it too. Check out this link and picture....very neat we know that fish was out there and data was collected on it.
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    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Quarterly/j...ivrptsFMA2.htm

    link to life history stuff on the fish you caught…
    http://access.afsc.noaa.gov/reem/LHW...torySearch.cfm

    more pictures…
    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/RACE/media/...on_poacher.htm
    Very cool. I learn something new here almost every day. Would rep you if I could. (Can't rep anyone anymore....apparently I'm maxed out on reps for those I think deserving, and I refuse to rep those I think undeserving only as a means to continue playing the game....) But I digress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akbrownsfan View Post
    It's a poacher. Likely a sturgeon poacher, they are a cool little fish. Pretty common in most areas of the North Pacific.
    Gee I hate being late for the party!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akbrownsfan View Post
    They are such happy looking little fish.

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    thats great, thanks for the info.

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