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>> History note on an Antioch sturgeon [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Ken Jones


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Location: California

250-Pound Sturgeon Caught at Antioch

Antioch, Oct. 27.—Bud Leonard, member of the Antioch Sportsmen's Club, today laid claim to catching the largest fish in history in local waters.

Fishing from the Antioch wharf yesterday, Leonard hooked onto a sturgeon, which, after nearly two hours' fight, was landed and found to weigh more than 250 pounds.

While the fish flopped on the dock, pictures were taken, and it then was thrown back into the river, as sturgeon are out of season at this time.
—Oakland Tribune, October 27, 1939

If accurate, this would be the largest pier-caught sturgeon I have found.

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