A baby lake sturgeon is small enough to be cradled in a child's hand. However, lake sturgeon can grow to over eight feet in length and weigh up to 800 pounds, and they can attain ages of up to 100 years old. Destruction of food sources, invasive species and dam construction along spawning rivers have led to lake sturgeon being listed as a statewide threatened species in Michigan.
Lake Sturgeon are an endangered species and if they are caught, they must be released. They can exceed 6 feet and 100 pounds and have been known to live 150 years. They are found in large lakes and rivers, especially in Lake Erie
Fruitport resident lands 75-inch-long lake sturgeon in Muskegon Channel