These prehistoric-looking fish can be found from the Spring right on
through the Fall season every year on the Skagit System
as well as other North Puget Sound area rivers.
It is a patience game fishing for these hard-fighting monsters whose initial bite resembles a tiny
fish pecking at your bait. Of course when your rod buckles, you'll realize it's no wimpy bullhead. It's
an aquatic beast that can average from 3 to 10 feet long. With whiskers like a catfish and skin resembling
a shark's, these armor-plated brutes will peel like off so fast your fingers could blister.
These fish are much sought after, not only for their fight but also for their flavor. Firm, white meat
resembling halibut has a delicate taste and texture. This can be cut into steaks and grilled like swordfish,
or can be smoked like salmon. Any halibut recipe will easily work for Sturgeon.
Keepers are between 42 and 60 inches long and average 40 to 60 pounds.
John's Guide Service
PO Box 727
Concrete, WA 98237
(360) 708 - 3166
Hi, my name is John Koenig
but some people call me Johnny or JohnnyCoho
I am 45 years old
and owner of John's Guide Service
I am a second generation fishing and hunting guide
and fifth generation Washingtonian living in the foothills of the wild and scenic northern Cascade Mountains of