Re: NANFA-- sturgeon for lunch

Mike Bessert (
Thu, 02 May 2002 19:21:52 -0700

Lots of people fish (hook and line) for shovelnose sturgeon here in
Nebraska. I understand that most people smoke them. I'm not sure how long
they will allow shovelnose to be harvested because of the potential for the
general populace to mistake a pallid for a shovelnose. Several of my
friends/colleagues are involved in sturgeon research on the Platte and
Missouri Rivers - and last year a local ate one of their radio-tagged fish.
I guess it was a rather expensive "lunch" for him.

Mike Bessert
UNL School of Biological Sciences
Lincoln, NE

> BTW, I have tried my Fathers fishing techniques here to see if sturgeon could
> be caught on hook and line but they are evidently to scarce to catch that way.
> Moon
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