Speaking of Sturgeon.....
This story ran in the Cap Times March 9, 1984:
"7 Ft, 180 lb sturgeon no longer a rumor
John Roberts, a rough fish contractor for the DNR, netted a huge sturgeon near Governor’s Island. (Picture in article shows a man, 5’ 9” tall laying on the ice next to the fish. They were both about the same size.)
Gordy Priegl, DNR district fish specialist said, “It’s definitely a female. Males sturgeons never reach that size. Our records indicate that she’s probably 65 years old, one of a number of sturgeon taken from Winnebago in 1934 and stocked in Mendota and Monona. The fish was pushed back into the lake after the photo was taken.
Emery Bainbridge, retired Cherokee Hts. school principle reported that another sturgeon was caught by an ice fisherman in Squaw Bay in 1956. That one was about 40 lbs. A story ran in the front page of the Cap times about that fish."