Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Local Urban Myth: Eleven Foot Sturgeon Caught In 18 Mile Creek, Olcott, NY

18  Mile Creek (north of the Burt Dam), Olcott,  New  York

This is a darn  interesting picture and story even if you aren't  into fishing, But please show it to  anyone you know that likes to  fish. 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  on the 18 Mile Creek (north of the Burt Dam),  Olcott, New York 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 at the 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.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Same picture with different date and location.