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lovefishhappy
01-17-2008, 07:48 PM
Hi All, is '08 sturgeon slot limit 46"-66"? Just want to make sure before heading out hopefully this weekend. thanks

chiselchest
01-17-2008, 08:44 PM
Hi All, is '08 sturgeon slot limit 46"-66"? Just want to make sure before heading out hopefully this weekend. thanks

Yes. But to cover your tail, you should read the regs, they are available online. Do a search.

Good luck out there!

GN.
01-17-2008, 10:32 PM
I assume you've got youre strugeon report card. Check out the new rules.

5.80. White Sturgeon.
(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.
(b) Daily and annual bag limit: One fish per day. Three fish per year statewide.
(c) Size limit: No fish less than 46 inches total length or greater than 66 inches total length
may be taken or possessed.
(d) Methods of take: The sturgeon must voluntarily take the bait or lure in its mouth. No sturgeon
may be taken by trolling, snagging or by the use of firearms. Sturgeon may not be gaffed, nor
shall any person use any type of firearm to assist in landing or killing any sturgeon.
(e) Report card: Any person fishing for sturgeon shall have in their possession a
nontransferable Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by the department.
(1) Report card requirements.
(A) Notwithstanding other statutes and regulations that exempt sport fishing license
requirements, a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card is required for any person fishing for
sturgeon. This includes anglers who are under 16 years of age, anglers who are fishing
from a public pier, and anglers who hold a lifetime fishing license. Anglers who are under
16 years of age may obtain a sturgeon fishing report card without purchasing a sport
fishing license.
(B) A Sturgeon Fishing Report Card shall be valid for the calendar year as shown on the
report card.
(C) Notwithstanding other statutes and regulations, no person may obtain more than one
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card per year or possess any Sturgeon Fishing Report Card
other than their own.
(D) The form number and fee for a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card are specified in Section
701.
(E) Anglers must return their card by January 31 of the following year shown on the report
card to the address specified on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card.
(2) Completion procedures.
(A) Upon obtainment of the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card, if the angler is required to hold
a sport fishing license, the report card number shall be entered in ink on the angler’s sport
fishing license, and the sport fishing license number shall be entered in ink on the report
card on the appropriate line.
(B) Whenever the cardholder catches a sturgeon, whether the fish is retained or released,
the cardholder shall use a ball point pen to immediately record on the Sturgeon Fishing
Report Card all of the following information: month and day, catch location, and species of
sturgeon. If a white sturgeon is retained, the total length of the fish must also be recorded
immediately on the report card.
(C) If all lines in the “sturgeon released” field of the report card are filled, any additional
sturgeon caught and released need not be recorded on the card.
(f) Tagging Requirements: A Sturgeon Fishing Report Card includes three tags that are to
be used to tag any white sturgeon that is retained.
(1) After retaining a white sturgeon the date the fish is taken shall be immediately recorded
on the tag with a ball point pen.
(2) The angler shall immediately attach the tag to the body of the white sturgeon, and leave
the tag in place until the fish is processed, steaked, or filleted for consumption and stored
at a residence or non-transient location.
(g) Special North Coast District Sturgeon Closure (Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Siskiyou
cos.). It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the North Coast District at any time.
(h) For regulations on take and possession of sturgeon in ocean waters as defined in Section
27.00, see Sections 27.90, 27.91, and 27.95.
5.81. Green Sturgeon.
(a) Green sturgeon may not be taken or possessed.
(b) Green sturgeon taken and released incidentally to white sturgeon fishing shall be reported
on a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by the department, in accordance with procedures
defined in Subsection 5.80(e), Title 14, CCR. The form number and fee for a Sturgeon Fishing
Report Card are specified in Section 701.

Good luck out there.

lovefishhappy
01-18-2008, 04:07 PM
Thanks Mart-m and GN for the info.

C-dub
01-21-2008, 09:50 AM
Thanks GN, for the 411.