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Click to view larger image Family: Acipenseridae Sturgeons Genus and Species: The body of the white sturgeon is long, roughly cylindrical, and has five rows of bony plates on its back.
The snout is bluntly rounded and more or less depressed below the level of the forehead. The mouth is toothless, protruding, and sucker-like.
Four fleshy projections, or barbels, extend from the underside of the snout. The fish is overall gray in color. The white sturgeon can be distinguished from the green sturgeon by its overall grey color, 38 to 48 bony plates along the side, a round snout, and the barbels are closer to the tip of the snout than to the mouth.
The white sturgeon is the largest fish found in North American freshwaters. The white sturgeon is anadromous, and spends more of its time in the brackish part salt, part fresh water waters of bays than in the open ocean.
Most anadromous fish spend their adult life in the ocean or brackish water, and spawn up freshwater streams. White sturgeon are bottom feeders and their diet consists predominantly of clams, grass shrimp, crabs and herring roe.
All can be used as good baits to catch fish that are most commonly under pounds. Rocks, twigs and other odd things have been found in their stomachs and a white sturgeon caught in the Snake River had eaten half a bushel of onions that it had found floating in the river.
This species is long lived and may live to be over years old. A good food fish, the white sturgeon in California has been taken commercially in the past for its eggs caviar.
A white sturgeon report card is required for all anglers fishing for or taking white sturgeon. Sacramento sturgeon, Oregon sturgeon.
Largest recreational caught in California: Salmonidae Salmons Genus and Species: The body of the coho salmon is elongate and somewhat compressed. The head is conical. This species is dark metallic blue or blue green above, becoming silvery on the sides and belly.
There are spots on the back. The main distinguishing feature between the coho and chinook salmon is the color of the gums at the base of the teeth. Chinook salmon have a blackish lining while coho has a white lining. Cohos also have black spots only on the upper part of the tail fin, whereas chinook tail fins are completely covered with black spots.
Cohos, as all salmon, are anadromous and spawn in fresh water. At spawning time the males turn dusky green above and on their head, bright red on their sides and blackish below. The females turn a pinkish red on their side after they enter fresh water.
Coho salmon enter streams, move upstream, and spawn from September through March. The bulk of spawning takes place from November through January. Adult males enter streams when they are either 2 or 3 years old, but adult females do not return to spawn until 3 years old.
Almost all female coho salmon will spawn at age 3. All coho salmon, whether male or female, spend their first year in the stream or river in which they hatch. All adults die after spawning.
Generally speaking, the larger the female the greater the number of eggs produced; however, numerous counts have been made that indicate most females will spawn from 1, to 3, eggs. The average number produced per female appears to be about 2, Coho salmon has been listed as a state and federal endangered species, and the recreational fishery is closed.
To avoid coho when fishing for Chinook salmon fish near shore and use larger lures.Breede River Charters. Mudlark River Front Lodge offers various chartered cruises along the Breede River.
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Our boat is a meter Butt Cat, White Pointer. Oct 17, · Family: Acipenseridae (Sturgeons) Genus and Species: Acipenser medirostris Description: The body of the green sturgeon is long, roughly cylindrical and has five rows of bony plates on its back. The snout is narrow, long, and cone-shaped, and more or less depressed below the level of the forehead.
The mouth is toothless, protruding, and sucker-like. Feb 13, · SportFishing and Charters Forum - Yellowtail snapper fishing. Circle hooks - I have been fishing for yellowtail snappers for years with very good.
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Fishing for Yellowtail Kingfish. The yellowtail kingfish is a strong, exciting gamefish that strikes savagely at a wide range of lures, live baits and dead or cut flesh offerings. One of the most successful way to take them is to present a live bait such as a slimy mackerel or yellowtail scad at the depth at which the kingfish are schooling.