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Curing sturgeon fever

The white sturgeon of the West Coast is a poor man's swordfish that runs and jumps, and is fine-tasting fare, to boot.

Updated: May 2, 2005, 8:05 PM ET
By James Swan | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com — Feb. 2, 2005

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — As hunting seasons wind down some sportsmen succumb to the postseason blues, a malady that can be treated by good books, visits to sportsman's shows and attending fund-raising dinners to buy hunts and trips for next year.

For sportsmen who live along the West Coast between Ensenada, Mexico, and Cook Inlet in Alaska, however, another more soul-possessing epidemic is spreading.

The symptoms are pronounced. In church, the afflicted can be seen with tide books ...

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