Sturgeon (Acipenseridae family)

(16 species); / Scaphirhynchus spp. (2 species) / Huso spp. (2 species) / Pseudoscaphirhynchus spp. (3 species); collective, ACIPENSERIDAE FAMILY
All sturgeons are either anadromous or freshwater fishes. Shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) are found along the Atlantic coast from New Brunswick, Canada to Florida, U.S.A. Lake sturgeon (A. fulvescens) are found from the Hudson Bay, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A. Green sturgeon (A. medirostris) are found along the coastal North Pacific from the Gulf of Alaska to southern California, U.S.A., as well as in China, Japan, Korea and Russ... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
Honker Bay, California, USA
14-Feb-1985
M-02 kg (4 lb)
22.67 kg (50 lb 0 oz)
San Francisco Bay, California, USA
31-Jan-2003
M-03 kg (6 lb)
36.96 kg (81 lb 8 oz)
San Francisco Bay, California, USA
12-Nov-2000
M-04 kg (8 lb)
37.19 kg (82 lb 0 oz)
San Francisco Bay, California, USA
25-Mar-1983
M-06 kg (12 lb)
76.20 kg (168 lb 0 oz)
Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
29-May-1982
M-08 kg (16 lb)
81.53 kg (179 lb 12 oz)
Suisun Bay, California, USA
15-Nov-1989
M-10 kg (20 lb)
107.50 kg (237 lb 0 oz)
Sacramento River, Antioch, California, USA
20-Sep-1989
M-15 kg (30 lb)
176.90 kg (390 lb 0 oz)
Honker Bay, California, USA
07-Nov-1981
M-24 kg (50 lb)
146.17 kg (322 lb 4 oz)
Sacramento River, Pittsburg, California, USA
08-Dec-1985
M-37 kg (80 lb)
212.28 kg (468 lb 0 oz)
Benicia, California, USA
09-Jul-1983
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Snake River, Idaho, USA
05-May-2018
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
45.36 kg (100 lb 0 oz)
Horsetail Falls, Colombia River, Oregon, USA
30-Jul-2009
F-Smallfry
25.62 kg (56 lb 8 oz)
Rainy River, Ontario, Canada
07-Oct-2006
M-Junior
17.12 kg (37 lb 12 oz)
Rainy River, Minnesota, USA
26-Mar-2000
M-Smallfry
34.01 kg (75 lb 0 oz)
Sacramento River, California, USA
17-Jan-2000

Fishing World Records

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