Missouri River, North Dakota
This is a darn interesting picture and story even if you aren't into fishing,
FYI: This sturgeon is still alive, just worn out from the fight.
As the sports fishermen they are, they turned him loose after the photo.
This Sturgeon was caught in the Missouri River, North of Bismarck,
North Dakota two weeks ago. It weighed out at over 1,000 lbs and
measured out at 11'1".
It was 56" around the girth and took over 6 and a half hours, and
4 dozen beers, for the 4 guys taking turns reeling it in.
Any Sturgeon OVER about five feet has to be released unharmed and
cannot be removed from the water.
They are brood / breeding stock and probably older than most of us.
We've updated Ben's blog so that both he and Annabel can share their comings and goings with you. (Now that she turned 1, we've decided she's here to stay.) We hope you find this an easy way to get the latest news on the Billings family here in Seattle.
1. There is a new, easier way to receive email updates when there is a new post
3. New (not as fun) look that is more picture friendly
Check it out and enjoy.