CW69-14/484-2007E-PDF ISBN. Record Lake Sturgeon– Winnebago System. The range of depths used varies seasonally, with most fish being found shallow in the spring and deeper in the fall. The lake sturgeon is one of New York's largest freshwater fish. Sturgeon Seasons. Year Method Bait/Lure Water Body County AMERICAN EEL 7.44 43 1990 Stillfishing Live Shad Lake St. Clair Macomb ATLANTIC SALMON 32.62 41 1981 Trolling Lucky Lure Lake Michigan Mason BIGMOUTH BUFFALO 33.00 36.25 2020 Bowfishing Arrow Lake Erie Monroe BLACK BUFFALO 46.54 38.5 2018 Bowfishing Arrow Grand River Ottawa BLACK BULLHEAD 3.44 17 1999 … The lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), also known as the rock sturgeon, is a North American temperate freshwater fish, one of about 25 species of sturgeon.Like other sturgeons, this species is an evolutionarily ancient bottom feeder with a partly cartilaginous skeleton, an overall streamlined shape and skin bearing rows of bony plates on its sides and back, resembling an armored torpedo. Mean total length of lake sturgeon captured in large mesh nets from the Kaministiquia River was 120.1 cm (n=54) (Fig. "That fish weighed close to … CDFW is temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. The biggest sturgeon reported in Alberta weighed 48 kilograms (105 pounds) and was 155 centimetres (61 inches) in length. They usually forage along the bottom of water bodies, or benthic regions. Species Location Year cm/in. 978-0-662-45964-4 Recycled paper. Grid List. Other populations may be different. Ranked #42 Overall . Girth is the maximum circumference on the sturgeon’s body, usually measured slightly behind the pectoral fins. Mature adults average between 3-5 feet in length and 10-80 pounds in weight, but can occasionally grow as large as 7+ feet and 300+ pounds. Ranked #63 Overall . In February, 2011 a 78" lake sturgeon witha 38.5" girth and weighing 169.3# was speared on Lake Poygan. An 82‐year‐old caught in Lake Winnebago in 1953 is on record as the oldest lake sturgeon in Wisconsin—a mere Other common names include Rock Sturgeon, Common Sturgeon, Shell-back Sturgeon, Dog Face Sturgeon, and Great Lakes Sturgeon among others. Lake Sturgeon distribution in North America based on historical and contemporary data. Search. These large fish live in freshwater systems, usually lakes, ponds, and rivers. Jordan man catches a record-length sturgeon ... of Natural Resources informed Troseth on Feb. 14 that he is the new state record-holder for catch-and-release lake sturgeon. I was asked to make a replica of this fish by the good folks at So enjoy your visit at the Freshwater World Records. This program is being cross-promoted with the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame's Master Angler Program, which recognizes 60 fish species. Total length distribution suggests a normal distribution of sizes. Length-at-age curves for four different growth trajectories. 1). Girth is best measured with a flexible seamstress tape measure. Lake Sturgeon Identification. Where to Catch Lake Sturgeon Lake sturgeon grow larger and live longer than any other fish in the state. The fish measured 32.5 inches in length and 24 inches’ in girth. Spring gillnetting from 2001 to 2004 resulted in catches of 139 (2001) to 335 (2003) lake sturgeon annually (Barth and Mochnacz 2004; Barth 2005; Barth and Murray 2005; Barth and Ambrose 2006). The Lake Sturgeon is one of five sturgeon species found in Canada. Prior to the Manitoba Master Angler Records converting to length in 1991, there were several significant weight records that we wish to continue to honor. Date Length Species Waterbody. Mean total lengths of lake sturgeon from the Black Sturgeon and Nipigon River were not meaningful since only 2 fish were netted in each river. Figure 7. This is a success story. Figure 9. Historical harvest records are incomplete. "Fish records typically go from weight, and the current state record lake sturgeon was harvested during the 2010 spearing season," Koenigs wrote. July 01, 2016 Released. Freshwater World Records For Fish Fishing Guides Fisherman's View welcome you to the Freshwater World Records For Fish. Ron Klassen MANITOBA. Lake sturgeon are commonly a grayish-brown color and have white bellies. ©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2007 Catalogue No. A Manitoba angler could land his name in the record books for catching a two-metre sturgeon near Kenora, Ont. Information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements, can be found on CDFW’s Online License Site. Length (In.) Based on aged fish from 0 to 10-14 years and incremental growth from recaptured fish using the largest recorded females to approximate maximum age. If you catch a tagged sturgeon, please record the tag number. It is Canada’s largest freshwater fish: recorded in excess of 2 m in length and 136 kg in weight, although most sturgeon today are much smaller; average weight 4.5 kg – 36 kg (10 – 80 lb); average length .9 – 1.5 m (3 – 5 ft). Note that these data were generated from the Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, population of lake sturgeon. Habitat of the Lake Sturgeon. Total Records: 17218. Species Weight (Lb.) Appearance. Master Angler records show a tenfold increase in Winnipeg River lake sturgeon trophy fish from the early 1990’s to 2016. Areas at the end of chutes or sandbars are commonly used, most likely for energy conservation and feeding. A living "dinosaur" of the fish world, this unusual species is torpedo-shaped and armor-plated. Lake Sturgeon 133.35 cm / 52.50 in. Lake Sturgeon is the only strictly freshwater species of sturgeon in Canadian waters. Ranked #7 in Assiniboine River. More info on how to register a potential catch and release sturgeon here. Lake Sturgeon Length-Girth-Weight Estimation Chart Length is the maximum distance, from the sturgeon’s nose tip to the end of the dorsal lobe of the tail. Note: It is not required for the OFAH/Ontario Record Fish Registry entry, but it is recommended that the angler keep a six-foot length of the fishing line that was used to catch the fish. The largest lake sturgeon caught was 1.54 m in length and weighed 54 kg. They commonly reach size ranging between 3 to 6 feet and can weigh on average between 30 to 100 lbs. CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, MI – A record number of anglers participated in Black Lake’s annual sturgeon season, which lasted a little less than 6 hours and ended at 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 1. Lake Sturgeon 116.84 cm / 46.00 in. Northern Pike 119.38 cm / 47.00 in. Arctic Char: 28.00" Fort Whyte Pond: 1994 : Arctic Grayling: 23.00" Wolf Lake: 1991 : Black Crappie: 17.00" Lake Winnipeg The overall plan for the lake sturgeon is a 20-year stocking program with the goal of starting a naturally reproducing population in 20 to 30 years. This means more fish were taken from a population than the population was able to produce. Fecundity of Lake Sturgeon. Pallid Sturgeon are well adapted for life on the bottom of a fast flowing, turbid river. I think we can say that, with vigor. Although not aged, this fish was probably over 40 years of age. They have four barbels on the bottom of their snouts, a flattened head, and have a bottom facing mouth. length. It also is the largest freshwater fish in Canada. June 01, 2016 Released. This is largest sturgeon harvested on the upper lakes of the Lake Winnebago chain to date. To address this concern, DNR has created a record program for catch-and-release length for four species: muskellunge, northern pike, lake sturgeon and flathead catfish. Lake Sturgeon has a pointed snout, ventral protrusible mouth, four barbels in front of the mouth, five rows of bony scutes, and a heterocercal tail. We have the world records for all the types fish in fresh water. The fish turned out to be a 66-inch lake sturgeon with a 30-inch girth. Ranked #9 in High Hill Lake. Often referred to as a living fossil, sturgeon date back to the Upper Cretaceous Period – 65 to 100 million years ago when dinosaurs still roamed the earth! From the limited data available, it’s clear annual harvests exceeded a river’s production of fish in some years (Figure 3). It is one of Canada’s largest freshwater fishes. New Manitoba records are based on fish length. Instead of scales, the sturgeon's large brown or grey body is covered with tough, leather-like tissue and five rows of bony plates. Joseph Gough INDIANA. They are as follows: Generally found in stretches of river with 40 to 90 cubic feet per second velocity. Generally, these fish prefer sand and gravel substrates when breeding, and mud or silt bottoms to search for food. iii COSEWIC Assessment Summary Assessment Summary – November 2006 Common name Lake sturgeon – Western Hudson Bay populations Scientific name Acipenser … The fish was 70 inches long with a 34-inch girth, measurements that put it heavier than 108 pounds, according to the DNR’s length-girth estimation chart, which, at 70 inches, ranges from 23 to 33 inches. Baudette, Minn. — Michael Klobe, 18, landed what very well could have been a state record lake sturgeon on the Rainy River on April 17. An 82-year-old caught in Lake Winnebago in 1953 is on record as the oldest lake sturgeon in Wisconsin - a mere whippersnapper, when compared to the 152-year-old, 215-pound, 81-inch long old-timer, hauled up from the bottom of Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada that same year. Our Fishing World Records are official world record fish caught in freshwater. Search Again. The lunker was a hookjaw male that shattered the old lake rainbow trout record by 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Females live longer than males; 97% of all sturgeon over 30 years old are females. Distribution of the Lake Sturgeon Lake sturgeon — Drawing by Anker Odum, from Scott and Crossman (1998) used with permission. The MN DNR now has a catch and release record for Lake Sturgeon. International record fish registries have line class categories and require a sample of the line. Largest lake sturgeon ever captured during spawning assessments on the Wolf River, Winnebago System, Wisconsin, 1950-2012; 87.5 inches total length, approximately 240 pounds, partially spawned out female; 10 April 2012 at the Shawano Paper Mill Dam spawning site. It is a good idea to take a peek at the regulations on how to measure both length and girth, know what pictures need to be taken for proof, have a witness verify catch and how to submit the proper form. DNR Crew Leaders Sturgeon Biologist Ryan Koenigs (red hood/blue hat center) and … Arctic Char: Snail Lake / Fort Whyte Ponds 2010 / 1994 : 71.12 / 28.00: Arctic Grayling: Wolf Lake: 1991: 58.42/23.00: Black Crappie: South Cross Lake Figure 8.