125 year-old Sturgeon Caught on Lake Winnebago

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Wisconsin DNR

125 year-old Sturgeon Caught on Lake Winnebago

April 11, 2012 Updated Apr 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM CDT

Shawno, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - A historic catch on Winnebago Lake in Wisconsin has anglers across the state talking today.

The Lake's Sturgeon Management program reeled in the largest sturgeon in their time.

The crew caught an 87.5" fish weighing 240 pounds.

It's age? Even more surprising. It's 125 years old.

That brings us back to when Grover Cleveland was president. The Fish also lived through the first moon landing.

Officials also tagged 565 fish Tuesday, the most ever in one day.

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