Massive Sturgeon Caught on Shasta Lake

The stories of giant sturgeon in Shasta Lake have been circulating for decades. The giant fish are known to hang out near the bottom of the lake, typically eluding being seen or caught. But a photo was posted to social media on highlighting the capture of a massive sturgeon.




Sou Saephan posted a photo to the Facebook group 530 Fishing with an incredible story about the capture of the sturgeon. On a bass fishing trip on the lake, they noticed something big moving around in the water and took the boat over to check it out. Much to their surprise, it was a sturgeon choking on a catfish! Check out the photo:

Here is the full story from Saephan (edited for language):

So let me tell you a story about my day! I was in lake Shasta bass fishing with my buddy Brandon Bartlett today in the pit arm. As we limited out we were on our way home, and I see this thing swimming on top of the water from 100 yards or so and I’m thinking in my head like dam that thing is big and maybe it’s a buck or some type of animal drowning because it was splashing and I could see it from that far away on his boat so I told him to ride over there and what do you know it’s a f****** river monster just swimming on top of the water so I roped the tail because I could tell it was suffering. So we drug it all the way to the shoreline to see what was wrong with it and what do you know it was choking on a catfish! So me and my buddy pulled out the catfish and retied the sturgeon back up and swam him for like 2 hours with the boatand he came back to life! Was such a amazing experience I can’t f****** believe this happened and as a fisherman getting to do this is like hitting a jackpot one out of a million atleast for me it is because it was in lake Shasta! I’ve always heard they were there but never seen them caught in person or seen them in person out there what an amazing day! The thing measured at 98inches (8 feet 2inches) but we couldn’t get a weight on it! But we did do was make sure to snap a pick and release it safely back into the deep and home. Videos will be posted later! Of it choking on the catfish!!!! PLEASE NO COMMENTS ABOUT FISHING GAME EITHER BECAUSE WE REPORTED IT TOO THEM AND THEY SAID THAT WE WERE DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT AND THAT NO ONE COULD COME OUT TO US AT THE TIME! So we did what we had too and it worked out!!!




What a story. We can’t verify the truth of this story but have no reason to believe it was falsified. We’ve certainly heard stories like this but don’t have much photo proof. Here is one photo snapped years ago of a bear snacking on a giant sturgeon:

The legend of the giant sturgeon in Shasta Lake lives another day. Hoorah!

Active NorCal

Telling the Stories of Northern California

23 Comments

  1. Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!

  2. Just desire to say your article is as astonishing.
    The clearness in your post is just great and i could assume you’re
    an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab
    your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  3. Hello, this weekend is nice in favor of me, for the reason that this occasion i am
    reading this great educational post here at my
    residence.

  4. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to
    be actually something that I think I would never understand.

    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post,
    I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  5. Wonderful site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community
    forums that cover the same topics talked about
    here? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same
    interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me
    know. Cheers!

  6. Great site you have here.. It’s difficult to find high quality
    writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!

    Take care!!

  7. I do not even know the way I ended up right here, however
    I believed this publish used to be great. I don’t recognize
    who you are however certainly you are going to a well-known blogger if you are not already.

    Cheers!

  8. I’m now not certain where you’re getting your information, but good topic.

    I needs to spend a while finding out much more or working out more.
    Thanks for magnificent information I was searching for
    this info for my mission.

  9. This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  10. Pingback: Homepage
  11. I’m extremely impressed together with your writing talents as neatly as
    with the format to your blog. Is that this a paid subject matter
    or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay up the nice high quality writing, it is
    uncommon to look a nice weblog like this one nowadays..

  12. With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My site has a lot of unique content
    I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all
    over the internet without my agreement. Do you know
    any ways to help protect against content from being ripped off?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button