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Ancient Lake Sturgeon Are No Longer Just History in Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. – The once eliminated, prehistoric-looking lake sturgeon is making a return to Georgia’s waters. Decades have passed since these fish, described by some as “shark-like” and “weird,” inhabited their native waters in the Coosa River Basin and Etowah River. Thanks to recent stocking efforts, the species now has…


Sturgeon Hook and Line Season To Open In Wisconsin Sept. 6 With New Regulations

MADISON – The 2008 hook and line season for lake sturgeon opens Sept. 6 on major river systems statewide, with rule changes aimed at assuring the future of the state’s sturgeon fisheries. The season has been shortened and ends Sept. 30, and the minimum length for harvesting sturgeon has been…


Wolf Lake Hatchery Hosts Annual Fish Festival

“Fish on!” These exciting words will reverberate through the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery on July 19-20, as dozens of youngsters catch a steelhead trout or even a muskie from the half-acre show pond. It’s all part of the hatchery’s 9th Annual Fish Festival. Admission is free….


Minnesota DNR Offers Advice for Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Sturgeon Anglers

Late season lake sturgeon harvest on Minnesota/Canada border waters opens July 1 and runs through Sept. 30. A sturgeon tag is required to harvest a sturgeon, but anglers may fish catch-and-release without a tag. Sturgeon must be 45-to 50-inches, inclusive, or more than 75 inches to harvest. Immediately upon reducing…


DNR and Tower Kleber Limited Partnership Announce Groundbreaking for Black River Streamside Lake Sturgeon Rearing Facility

Department of Natural Resources fisheries officials today announced a northern Michigan hydropower producer will build a streamside sturgeon rearing facility on the Black River as part of ongoing efforts to enhance the Black Lake sturgeon fishery. A groundbreaking to begin construction of the facility will be held July 2 at…


Wisconsin Lake Sturgeon Star in IMAX Film Opening in Milwaukee

“Mysteries of the Great Lakes” run starts June 13 MADISON — Wisconsin’s lake sturgeon and the people dedicated to sustaining this gigantic, prehistoric fish star in a $6 million IMAX film opening June 13 at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Wisconsin is essentially the star of the film,” says David Lickley,…


DNR Coolwater Fish Production Strategy for 2008 Announced

After placing a moratorium on coolwater fish production in 2007 because of concerns related to viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv) in the Great Lakes, the Department of Natural Resources today announced its fish production strategy for 2008. The DNR plans to produce approximately 2 million spring fingerling walleye – about…


Genoa National Fish Hatchery Receives Funding for New Outdoor Classroom

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin, will receive more than $95,000 as part of the National Fish Hatchery System Volunteer Act of 2006, to apply toward the construction of a new outdoor education classroom. Plans for the outdoor classroom…