White Sturgeon Dave Jacobs April 23, 2014 Fish Species Sturgeon is the common name used for some 25 species of fish in the family Acipenseridae, including the genera Acipenser, Huso, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. The term includes over 20 species commonly referred to as sturgeon and several closely related species that have distinct common names, notably sterlet, kaluga and beluga. Collectively, the family is also known as the true sturgeons. Sturgeon is sometimes used more exclusively to refer to the species in the two best-known genera, Acipenser and Huso. Sturgeon, both white and green, can be found in the Sacramento and Feather rivers. All green sturgeon are protected in these waters with white sturgeon being the only sturgeon targeted in these rivers. Sacramento River sturgeon fishing guide Dave Jacobs guides clients to both Sacramento and Feather river white sturgeon February through April. The best white sturgeon fishing takes place near California towns like, Colusa, Meridian, Grimes, Tisdale, Princeton and Knights Landing.