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350 Pound Sturgeon 1926

350 Pound Sturgeon 1926

Patty (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 2005 5:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Black
Payette Enterprise
Payette, Idaho
Thursday, April 22, 1926

350 POUND STURGEON

Billy Black, proprietor of the Black Smake House made the banner hall of the season Wednesday when he landed a 350 pound sturgeon from the Snake river near his ranch below Weiser. He has caught so far this year about 25, the largest 125 pounds until the one landed Wednesday morning.

Big Fish 1893

Patty (View posts)
Posted: 9 Feb 2006 6:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McAdams
Payette Independent
Payette, Idaho
April 8, 1893

J. A. McAdams was in town with a sturgeon weighing 150 pounds. That was a pretty good sized fish, but it was only a minnow compared with some of the sturgeon that have been taken from the Snake river. We have forgotten the exact weight of one that was on exhibition at one of our meat markets last summer, but we believe it tipped the beam at something over 400 pounds.

Re: 350 Pound Sturgeon 1926

Patty (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2006 3:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Driscoll, Bolon
Payette Independent
Payette, Idaho
August 12, 1893

Some fellow at Lewiston claims to have caught a 300 pound sturgeon, 10 feet long, and Tim Driscoll and R. Bolon are determined to beat it if they have to drag Snake river from Payette to Huntington. The INDEPENDENT has promised to help the boys out on the home-stretch.

A monster sturgeon 1893

Patty (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2006 3:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whyman
Payette Independent
Payette, Idaho
July 15, 1893

A monster Sturgeon, 8 feet long and weighing 300 pounds, was captured in the wasteway of the log pond at the Washoe sawmill, on Wednesday evening, by Mr. W. H. Whyman, in rather a peculiar manner. He first discovered the fish in shallow water and seeing only its back, mistook it for a large eel, which he attempted to drag out with a log hook. The fish immediately took to deeper water in the wasteway just below the railroad crossing, where it was captured by slipping a noose over its tail, when several of the employees at the mill assisted in landing it. My Whyman is perhaps the only man on record who is such an expert with the lariat as to use it in catching fish. He will doubtless receive a proposition to travel with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.

A wagon load of sturgeon 1893

Patty (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2006 3:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Driscoll, Green, Davenport
Payette Independent
Payette, Idaho
July 22, 1893

On Thursday a party composed of Messrs. Tim Driscoll, W. J. Davenport and C. C. Green, went to Snake river fishing and caught nearly a wagon load of sturgeon. They got 14 and three of the largest would weigh from 100 to 160 pounds each. THE INDEPENDENT is under many obligations to Judge Driscoll for a fine roast out of the north-east corner of one of the big ones.

150 pound sturgeon 1898

Patty (View posts)
Posted: 8 Mar 2006 6:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Decker
Payette Independent
Payette, Idaho
Thursday, July 14, 1898

Jake Decker caught a sturgeon last week that weighed 150 pounds. Another one that dressed 75 pounds was yanked out by other parties fishing near Duncan’s ferry.
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