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I fish for Sturgeon below American Falls does this fishery spawn? I fish for Sturgeon often below the dam in American Falls with good to fair success. I was told this fishery didn't reproduce.

Answer

We have not documented natural spawning below the dam.  I am sure spawning occurs but the young do not appear to survive long enough to be caught in the fishery.  We tag all of the sturgeon stocked.  The fish we have surveyed appear to all be of hatchery origin.