600 lb. Sturgeon nick-named “Pig Nose” caught & released in BC.

Posted on September 1st, 2016

Legendary 600-lb ‘Pig Nose’ fish caught by B.C.’s sturgeon whisperer.(as reported by Global News)

Nick McCabe, 19, is the talk of the town in Lillooet, British Columbia, after he caught a decades-old sturgeon known as Pig Nose. “We’re walking on clouds,” coworker Jeff Grimolfson told Global News. “The living legend has been captured and lives on.”


McCabe and Grimolfson are guides with River Monster Adventures, a Lillooet-based fishing company that offers sturgeon fishing tours and trips. McCabe was out on the Fraser River just downstream of Lillooet Tuesday night with a group of clients. Grimolfson said it took two hours to reel in Pig Nose, about 60 kilometres outside of Lytton, B.C. He guesses the fish weighs 650 pounds and measured him at 10 feet and two inches long with a five-and-a-half-foot girth.“His name is Pig Nose and you can see why – he damaged his nose 40 years ago,” said Grimolfson, adding no one knows how the injury happened. “This fish has been the talk of fishing and sporting goods shops for years.“So when his nose healed, it looks like a pig nose. As the legend lives on, you’d be in a sporting goods shop and you’d hear, ‘my buddy was sure he had Pig Nose on the line.’”

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