The Catch of a Lifetime

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The boys with a huge sturgeon

Sturgeon fishing expert and professional guide Vic Carrao sent us this pic of a super happy client (see below image) posing with Canada’s biggest freshwater fish species, a White Sturgeon. Angelo and Pete have fished with Vic in the past and the results were nothing short of spectacular.

“We’ve caught fish in and around the 2-3 hundred pound category” says Ang “and honestly, those are just babies according to Vic. The Frasier River is the world’s best Sturgeon fishery and since Vic just so happens to be based in British Columbia, angling here offers the ultimate scenic backdrop for this magnificent species of fish”

Of course, some days the fishing can be slow, it’s fishing. Other days however, can be absolute mayhem!

“Here’s the highs and lows when Sturgeon fishing with Vic” continues Pete “the highs are the ridiculous acrobatics and jumps that these giants put out. You’d expect it out of a salmon, but a Sturgeon??? The lows are the aftermath of a battle with these beasts. You swear that you just popped your left bicep out into the river!”

It’s a good pain however and when you can post a pic like this one here, enough said.

In talking to Vic recently, he says that nowadays, the fish are even bigger than when we were here filming years ago. The 4-6 footers are now 7, 8 and 9!

“The difference between a 7 and 9-footer,” says Ang “is astronomical! That two feet transcends into an incredible increase in power. I can’t even imagine the strength one exceeding 10-feet!”

Some of the absolute best Sturgeon fishing in the world takes place near the town of Mission, on BC’s Frasier River. To get a shot at the biggest fish of your life, why not book Vic or one of his fellow guides for a day, at STS Guiding Services.


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  1. These feisty fish should be on every anglers bucket list. “Sturgeon” is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. The earliest Sturgeon fossils date to the Late Cretaceous, and are descended from other, earlier acipenseriform fish, which date back to the Early Jurassic period, some 174 to 201 million years ago. They are one of two living families of the Acipenseriformes alongside Paddlefish.

    Sturgeons are long-lived, late-maturing fishes with distinctive characteristics, such as a heterocercal caudal fin similar to those of sharks and an elongated, spindle-like body that is smooth-skinned, scaleless, and armored with five lateral rows of bony plates called scutes. Several species can grow quite large, typically ranging 2–3.5 m (7–12 ft) in length. The largest sturgeon on record was a beluga female captured in the Volga Delta in 1827, measuring 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in) long and weighing 1,571 kg (3,463 lb). Most sturgeons are anadromous bottom-feeders, which migrate upstream to spawn, but spend most of their lives feeding in river deltas and estuaries. Some species inhabit freshwater environments exclusively, while others primarily inhabit marine environments near coastal areas, and are known to venture into open ocean.

    Catching one of these creatures is certainly a historic event.

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