They may look like something from the Jurassic Period, but they must be fun to catch because fishermen have been out in droves on the Columbia River lately trying to haul in sturgeon. Several charter fishing vessels recently pulled in to the East Mooring Basin in Astoria with their catch, sending clients home with bags full of sturgeon filets after a careful inspection by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Colin Murphey is a photographer for The Astorian. Contact him at 971-704-1725 or cmurphey@dailyastorian.com.

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