This one was just barely legal in that it was almost too big. They get much bigger than that
There's a small range of size that you're allowed to keep, anything over or under has to be released.
Yeah, when we got him home the fillets were cut off and divided up. One of the guys I was with said he's going to put a bunch of it in his smoker, that should turn out really yummy. It's been a long time since I ate sturgeon, but I remember it being similar to halibut in texture but tasting better
Pecos- Yep, it was quite a fight. I wasn't timing it, but I'd guess it took about 10-15mins to get him to the boat. He kept running the line out, but eventually got tired and I won
Now I'm totally jonesing to go out again, lol.