What Was the Biggest Sturgeon Ever Recorded?


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"Field & Stream" says the 468-pound sturgeon caught by Joey Pallotta III is the biggest landed using a rod and reel. Some controversy surrounds the world record for biggest sturgeon, however, and other publications have reported larger catches.

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What Was the Biggest Sturgeon Ever Recorded?
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Pallotta landed his record catch in Benicia, California, in 1983. It reportedly took him five hours to capture the fish. In 2012, the "Daily Mail" published a photograph of a sturgeon weighing 1,100 pounds. Michael and Margaret Dell, a couple from England, nabbed that fish in the Fraser River during a trip to British Columbia. The 12-foot sturgeon may be the largest fish ever caught in North America.

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