Sturgeon are living dinosaurs. Fisheries biologists have discovered that sturgeon existed as long as 200 million years ago. There are over 20 species referred to as sturgeon thought out the world, lake sturgeon is the common species found in select water systems of Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Manitoba, Ontario, Canada.
Lake sturgeon can grow to over 200lb and a length of 6 feet over its long lifetime. It can live well over 100 years of age and does not reach sexual maturity until 30 years old. In their natural habitat, they are bottom feeders using its elongated spade like snout to stir up the sand and slit feeding on clams, mussels, crayfish, worms, fish eggs and other dead fish.
Today, limited sturgeon fishing seasons are permitted, check with your State Department of Natural Resources or Canadian Fishery Department for more information concerning sturgeon fishing.
The world record lake sturgeon is 168lbs caught in Georgian Bay Ontario, Canada 1982
Here are some lake sturgeon fishing tips and articles in helping you catch more fishing lake sturgeon
The Basic’s of Sturgeon Fishing By Andrew Klassen
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To be a successful sturgeon angler, the gear you use is very critical. From my experience, you can fish the best sturgeon area on a given body of water, and still have poor success without the correct rod and reel setup.