Monday my friend, Gary and his grandson, Braeden, and I left at 3 a.m. to go fishing for White sturgeon in the Snake River by Glenns Ferry, Idaho. We got there about 7 and I caught the first one - a baby about 2 feet long. About 4 p.m. Gary hooked and landed the largest of the trip, one about 6 feet long. It looked like a female full of eggs.
Gary is an excellent sturgeon fisherman and landed it about eight minutes. It probably weighed over 100 pounds.
With the fishing slow, Braeden entertained himself by catching crayfish, very large ones. Some of them were very ornery.
About 10 minutes after Gary landed his sturgeon, I got this baby four-footer. It felt large to me, but then I was surprised how quickly it tired out.
Some people call them ugly - but I think they are beautiful. Either way you look at it, a day and a half with good friends in the wilds of Idaho is always a joy to put a smile on the faces of a couple old men and a young boy. By the way all of us caught at least one sturgeon and a total of five together. I feel another trip coming later in the summer.