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WI DNR tags 87-in, 240#, 125-year-old sturgeon Fish was born when Cleveland was president

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

Whew! Lots of specs for the header...

Don't normally post fish stories, but this one is old enough and big enough to qualify under my history and watercraft length/tonnage criteria for posting.

I debated whether to post this in the fishing forum, but it's something that I think that anyone who has interest in fish, waterborne wildlife or just the wonder of nature would appreciate.

On April 10, the Wisconsin DNR tagged a 7 foot 3 inch, 240 pound female Sturgeon they believe to be 125 years old. That is one big, old magnificent fish. According to the stories, she has laid quite a few of her eggs or otherwise it is believed that she would be about 30 pounds heavier.


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Links with picture and information:

Wisconsin DNR catches and tags record 125-year-old sturgeon that's bigger than linebacker

WI DNR Sturgeon spawning link

The Michigan record is 193 pounds.
MI DNR Sturgeon link

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:37 AM

Thats awesome! They are a very cool fish. I bet theres even older ones out there.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

Very cool! I'd walk on water if one of them ever brushed by me in the lake!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

A couple years ago we were fishing in the north channel out in front of deckers and a boat near us hooked a sturgeon. After fighting it for about an hour they got it aboard. They took a couple pix and let it go. That was the biggest fish I had ever seen.
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