Three More Males

Hello everyone! I’m writing this blog from the Pamunkey River, where most of my time is spent these days. I’m getting many reports of breaching sturgeon both here in the Pamunkey and the Mattaponi River. We caught and tagged three male sturgeon last week, bringing our total to four on the Pamunkey. All of the males are running ripe, preparing to spawn somewhere upriver. Hopefully, we can use the signal from the tags and find the exact area. We have not had any luck on the Mattaponi, but with the help of breach reports maybe we can zero on their location. I will check back in next week. Until then, keep your eyes on the rivers!

-Pat

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Pat holding a 5 ½ foot male sturgeon (Photo credit: Indi Kelly)