Sturgeon spotted in the Sooke River.

Letters: Sturgeon alert

At least one sturgeon has been spotted in the Sooke River

This photo were taken just after noon on Sunday, October 6 on the Sooke River along side the campground. He was just swimming along slowly sticking to a particular area, I think. There were about a dozen people around at the time, everyone was curious. There was also a handful of fly fisherman around and their curiosity was aroused as well. A few other fisherman were intent on trying to catch or snag  this majestic creature. The only thing I could think to do to try and protect this sturgeon, was to convince the fellows that wanted to try and catch him, was to make them them think it was swimming downstream towards the bridge to which  they eagerly took the bait and this sturgeon was left at peace for us to observe and enjoy for another 10 minutes.  I only wish we had a better camera  with us, enjoy

Trina and Paul Barrett

East Sooke

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