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You never know what you will catch.....this was caught while casting for Speck's.............Looks like the summer could be interesting........
 

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Well...what do ya know about that??? They've already caught a couple at the CBBT. It's gonna be a good summer[excited]
 

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Just this week started catching Cobia off the Point in Hatteras. They are headed this way. Be here sooner than later.
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Another are sighting - About 3 weeks ago, I was fishing for shad in the Rap in the city. I was standing on a rock at a big, deep eddy pool when 2 a pair of fish 24 - 26" long slowly rose from the bottom and swam up toward me. Originally, I though they were carp, but as they slowly swam up to the surface and came within 3 feet of me, I recognized them as sturgeon!

One hundred years ago, sturgeon were common in Chesapeake rivers. Potomac caviar was shipped around the world. Several years ago, Maryland stocked some sturgeon in a few rivers. They expect it will be decades before it is known if the stocking was successful.

I reported the sighting to a VGIF biologist. He said that VA has not stocked sturgeon, but, occasionally, they do find one in tidal rivers.
 

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[Q]cwoods originally wrote:
Another are sighting - About 3 weeks ago, I was fishing for shad in the Rap in the city. I was standing on a rock at a big, deep eddy pool when 2 a pair of fish 24 - 26" long slowly rose from the bottom and swam up toward me. Originally, I though they were carp, but as they slowly swam up to the surface and came within 3 feet of me, I recognized them as sturgeon!

One hundred years ago, sturgeon were common in Chesapeake rivers. Potomac caviar was shipped around the world. Several years ago, Maryland stocked some sturgeon in a few rivers. They expect it will be decades before it is known if the stocking was successful.

I reported the sighting to a VGIF biologist. He said that VA has not stocked sturgeon, but, occasionally, they do find one in tidal rivers.
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How sure are you that they weren't gar? The Rapp is loaded with them right now especially up around Fredericksburg.

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All of the gar that I have seen are slender. I had a very good look at these fish and these fish had more bulk than gar.

Since I have not seen sturgeon on the wild before, you could be correct. Thanks for your reply.
 
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