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 Huge sturgeon caught in Detroit 
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Huge sturgeon pulled from Detroit River among largest ever caught; over 100 years old
https://www.thenewsherald.com/news/huge-sturgeon-pulled-from-detroit-river-among-largest-ever-caught-over-100-years-old/article_6e277758-acfb-11eb-b9fe-8f16a450c7b3.html

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A gigantic sturgeon, caught in the Detroit River near Grosse Ile, is being hailed as a once-in-a-lifetime catch.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the announcement on its Facebook page.

“This real life river monster was tipping the scales at 240 pounds, measuring 6 feet 10 inches long, and a girth of nearly 4 feet,” the post stated. “Caught in the Detroit River, this fish is one of the largest lake sturgeon ever recorded in the U.S.”


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Mmmmmmmm caviar.

Did he have to throw that back?

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The biologists caught it. So ya, they threw it back. Most likely tagging and/or recording their catches for research. Thats a huge female. I can't believe they brought that into the boat.

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Not big. A few decades ago a 1200 lb sturgeon was caught in the Colombia river. The angler took a pic with him sitting on it. looked like a great white shark in size

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Not big. A few decades ago a 1200 lb sturgeon was caught in the Colombia river. The angler took a pic with him sitting on it. looked like a great white shark in size


Sure. That's true. I've caught several Sturgeon over 100lbs and 1 at 200lbs. This Sturgeon in the article is a Lake Sturgeon. Green are a different species. Same with White, etc.

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DrNoWay wrote:
Not big. A few decades ago a 1200 lb sturgeon was caught in the Colombia river. The angler took a pic with him sitting on it. looked like a great white shark in size



“ The largest sturgeon taken in recent years was an 11½-foot 900-pounder that was hauled from the Columbia near Dalles, Ore. in 1951 by a Yakima Indian.”

Is this the one you’re thinking of? I couldn’t find anything on record about any larger recorded sturgeon being brought in since the turn of the 20th century

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DrNoWay wrote:
Not big. A few decades ago a 1200 lb sturgeon was caught in the Colombia river. The angler took a pic with him sitting on it. looked like a great white shark in size



“ The largest sturgeon taken in recent years was an 11½-foot 900-pounder that was hauled from the Columbia near Dalles, Ore. in 1951 by a Yakima Indian.”

Is this the one you’re thinking of? I couldn’t find anything on record about any larger recorded sturgeon being brought in since the turn of the 20th century


According to some of the old timers I grew up around fishing the Columbia, its was crazy to pull a half ton Sturgeon out of the river. Of course these are fisherman..... :rofl9:
Have seen very old pics of a horse or pair pulling a rope through a block attached to a tree, pulling monster sturgeon out of the river.

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The size of it isn't as impressive as it's age

For it to survive for 100+ years is incredible. There are not many organisms on this planet that live that long. Most of them aren't mobile

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RocketScott wrote:
The size of it isn't as impressive as it's age

For it to survive for 100+ years is incredible. There are not many organisms on this planet that live that long. Most of them aren't mobile

I won't believe it's 100 years old until they cut it in half and count the rings.

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The part that gets me is that nasty river.

One of the most polluted in the country for all my life-and half that fishes life.

Incredible it survived at all


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