Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sturgeons Released!

This Halloween, we helped out some of our favorite monsters--Lake Sturgeon. While the fish we released today were just babies (six months old and less than a pound!), we hope these 700 fish grow up to rival the size of the largest Lake Sturgeon ever caught, 310 pounds and 8 feet long. Of course, it's going to take them quite awhile to get that big... Lake Sturgeon can live up to 150 years!

We had some help from students at Gap Creek Elementary School, just across the French Broad River from our release site. The kids weren't at all scared to get in the water with our monster fish!

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