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Old 06-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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This article is in the NWF Daily News today.

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles...-sturgeon.html

A while back a friend and I were motoring down the Choctawhatche River near Cowford and a big sturgeon almost colided with us. Missed us maybe a foot or two when he landed beside the boat. Could have been a really bad situation had we made contact.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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If a Sturgeon jumps in your boat. doesn't that mean he surrenders and is yours for he keeping? Mighty tasty I might add!!!
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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One can break your neck and kill you but you can't keep or eat him before you die. Is something wrong here?
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Had some close calls myself on yellow river with some monsters. Had one small one land in the boat last summer on yellow but thank god he wont but 5 pounds or so.
I caught one blackwater on bottom about a month ago he was a small one only like 3ft long. After a close look at those things they are dangerous, they are armored with almost razor blades on their back and sides, I could only imagine the injuries if one lands on you.
Makes me think twice bout not wearing a life vest when running own the river. I hope no one else gets hurt, but it just seems like a matter of time before it happens again.
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Those "blades" are called skutes. When I was out in Washington they told me that the skutes become much duller after they move out to saltwater. Still, one hell of a gamefish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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