Part of the DNR's lake sturgeon stocking program in northwest Georgia's Coosa River basin, is documenting where sturgeon used to live in the basin. To date we have received some incredible photographs of lake sturgeon caught by anglers in the 1940's, 50's, and 60's in the Coosa R., Oostanaula R., and Etowah R. downstream of Lake Allatoona. Some of these photos show sturgeon up to 40 lbs in weight and 4-5ft. in length!
I'm now looking for accounts and/or pictures of historic sturgeon catches for the rivers listed above, as well as for the Conasauga, Coosawattee, and the Etowah above Lake Allatoona (Canton area).
So, if you have old photos or accounts from your parents, grandparents or even great grandparents regarding sturgeon anywhere in the Coosa River basin, please contact me through this site, e-mail: email@example.com, or by phone 706-624-1161(office).
Any photographs provided would be copied by DNR and the original returned to the owner.
I have been meaning to ask about this. From time to time I see a mystery fish up in the shallows and cannot identify it. It is "Bass" like in that it is not a sun fish, cat fish or gar. It NEVER pays attention to a fly or lure and is FAST. I see it by it's self or with 1 or 2 others max. And did I mention it is fast? The feature other than speed that stands out the most is a pointed forked tail. Color is brown/green. Size is 14" to 16" and slender.
"The way you look at things, depends on the way you look at things." Jeff