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.
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
This post has been edited by River Passages: 12 April 2012 - 11:56 PM