Best Hooks for Pallid Sturgeon

January 3, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

On the theory of larger hooks catch larger fish, archaeologists are somewhat amazed at the size of the hook artifact hunter Eric Henley found in a gravel bar on the Missouri river recently. Some guess the quarry hook users were after was either the now-endangered pallid sturgeon — which can grow up to 85 pounds — or a giant catfish. “The hook is made of bone and covers his entire palm, making it much larger than most bone hooks. Joe Harl, of the Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis, said the size of the hook suggests the fisherman who used it was after a larger fish.” Well, I guess so. On Yahoo.com from the Columbia [Missouri] Daily Tribune.