First one of the season

The first sturgeon of the Fall 2014 season has been caught, tagged, and released. On August 7, we caught a 6 ft. Atlantic sturgeon in the Pamunkey River. We guessed it weighed about 100 lbs, but while lifting it into the boat, it might as well have been 500 lbs. The surgery was very successful and the patient swam away shortly after being released. We will be back fishing this week, on both the Pamunkey and the Mattaponi Rivers. Hopefully, we will get to see many more of these amazing fish. -Pat McGrath

sturgeon

Atlantic sturgeon swimming under our aeration device.