Ross Ellis sent in this pic of his buddies Jake Mahon (left) and JJ Kinstrey holding JJ’s first-ever sturgeon.
The fish was was caught & released while the guys were fishing squid from a driftboat on the Willamette River.
Ross & JJ are both active Coast Guard and were up in the Pacific Northwest for some training and spent their off time catching a mess of sturgeon.
JJ’s fish is entered into our Hawg of the Month Contest and you’ll get a chance to vote for him at the end of April. If he happens to win, it will be interesting to see how the boys divvy up the Yakima Bait prize pack.