Submitter does not have a specimen
We did not keep the specimen because technically it would have been illegal to. We were commercial fishing during the fall gillnet season of 2006 with my father on his boat when while picking up the net my father caught an approximately 18 inch Sturgeon. What made this unique was that other than the white underside the sturgeon was black, and I mean jet black. I wish we had a camera on board to have taken a picture of it. I'm sorry that we couldn't keep it but law enforcement already harrasses the commercial fishermen on the river and will use any excuse to make our lives hell and would love to nail us for a shurt sturgeon even if it is a different species or a mutant. We carry a camera at all times on the boat now and I will make sure that my dad has this website bookmarked next time I go to the island.