Wisconsin DNR Tags 240-Pound Sturgeon, Estimated At 125 Years Old

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 9:49 am

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.

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