Wisconsin DNR Tags 240-Pound Sturgeon, Estimated At 125 Years Old
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has tagged a huge sturgeon that is the biggest fish tagged on the Lake Winnebago system since they started the tagging program in 1950s.
Officials found the over 7-foot-3-inch long, 240-pound female on the Wolf River near Shawano on Tuesday.
A DNR sturgeon biologist told the Associated Press she would have weighed about 30 pounds more, but she already laid some eggs.
The DNR biologist estimates she was born around 1887; thats 125 years ago.
Officials also tagged 565 fish on Tuesday: the most ever in one day.