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Catching Sturgeon On Tillamook Bay

We’d been anchored on one of my favorite Tillamook Bay sturgeon flats, on Oregon's scenic north coast, for just over an hour , rocking heavily in the chop created by 15-knot winds, when without any warning, I jumped up, reached over a client’s shoulder, pulled two feet of line off his reel and removed his rod from the holder, all in pretty much one single motion. While the client and his buddies were still trying to decide what I was doing, I bent at the waist, pointing the rod tip at the water and waited for the line to go taught. Suddenly I reared back, setting the hook. "Fish on!" I shouted, setting the hook a second and third time, then turning...
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Sturgeon Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
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Regions Fished: subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America
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Common Tackle: Use heavy equipment with cut bait.
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Sturgeon is the common name used for some 26 species of fish in the family Acipenseridae, including the genera Acipenser, Huso, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. The term includes over 20 species commonly referred to as sturgeon and several closely related species that have distinct common names, notably sterlet, kaluga and beluga. Collectively, the family is also known as the True Sturgeons. Sturgeon is sometimes used more exclusively to refer to the species in the two best-known genera; Acipenser and Huso.


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