Well here it is
Well done Lee and CVZ you guys were correct, it is indeed a sturgeon. As far as keeping it with Koi only the Yanks and maybe Pieter SF
will be able to, but then also not this one.
It seems to be a rather protected fish here is the story.
FYI: This Sturgeon is Still alive, just worn out from the fight. They turned him loose after the photo.
This Sturgeon was caught on the Willamette River just below Oregon City two weeks ago. It weighed out at over 1,000 lbs and measured out at 11'1'. It was 56' around the girth and took over 6 and a half hours, and 4 dozen beers, for the 4 guys taking turns at the reeling it in.
Any Sturgeon OVER about five feet has to be released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water.
They are brood / breeding stock and probably older than most of us. This one maybe 100 years old.
I thought it was interesting, Thanks for the replies.