View Poll Results: Are there Sturgeon in Alaska?

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Thread: Sturgeon in Alaska???

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    Question Sturgeon in Alaska???

    Last weekend I overheard talk of sturgeon in the copper river. And now there is talk in some other threads about sturgeon. Do you believe there is a wild spawning population in south central alaska? If so where are they?
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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    I can't wait to hear the SE folks chime in here.....I wonder how many of them want to get innudated with the Sturgeon Fishers from the South

    Ya'll can keep those - I find it similar to Salmon shark in that it invokes the involuntary gag reflex

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    I was in Karluk after silvers two years ago and fished the next river to the west called the Sturgeon River. Didn't think to ask our guide why it was called that I just figured it was because there were Sturgeon in it .

    Caught alot of Silvers there.......maybe it should have been called the Silver River???????????????????????


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    Taku is supposed to have em..

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    Thanks for the links Daveinthebush. But all of those reports are in the salt. Any confirmed reports in the fresh?

    Taku is supposed to have em..
    I don't know Taku. Is that SE?
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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    Some think thats what folks are seeing in Lake Iliamna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garnede View Post
    Thanks for the links Daveinthebush. But all of those reports are in the salt. Any confirmed reports in the fresh?



    I don't know Taku. Is that SE?

    Yes Taku is in SE - Its just south of Juneau and goes way up in to Canada - Theres been a few Sturgeon caught in gillnetters nets at the mouth of the river - Theres one thats mounted in the Juneau Airport...

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    I know of 2 confirmed green ones in the Bering. Observers saw them, the crews apperently ate them.
    Small though under 3 foot. or thereabouts.

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    this book says there are green and white sturgeon who end up in freshwater here http://www.amazon.com/Freshwater-Fis...7103072&sr=8-1

    I would say there are no fishable populations but would bet every big glacier river (think susitna, copper, Yukon, ect.) gets a few (20-500) at the very least for them to come and eat salmon smolts

    really as far as I can tell nobody really knows much about sturgeon.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default Ah, you admit it AkPM

    There is at least one thing you don't know much about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    There is at least one thing you don't know much about.
    theres at least two actually, I don't know much about sturgeon (I mean I know about as much as anyone else) I also don't know much about music theory.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    ADF&G in King Salmon has about a 6 foot one mounted on the wall. Was taken in a subsistance net about 1 mile up the Naknek River...

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