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White Earth Fisheries nets, measures, tags lake sturgeon

October 16, 2012 in DL-Online

A man’s hands often reflect what he does for a living. To see Gerald “Jeep” Roberts’ and Curt Uran’s rough bloody hands, you know their work is not easy. Continue Reading

Return of an ancient fish

October 10, 2012 in DL-Online

Cold winds and intermittent rain and snow blew over White Earth Lake Tuesday afternoon but that didn’t stop students from the Circle of Life Academy and Naytahwaush Charter School from helping to disperse approximately 6,000 fingerling sturgeon into its waters. Continue Reading

Annual survey shows continued recovery in sturgeon population

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As part of the most recent survey, fisheries crews set nets near the mouth of the Rapid River at Clementson, Minn., where sturgeon stage to spawn. The Rapid River is a tributary of the Rainy River.
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Wisconsin DNR tags 7-foot-3, 240-pound, 125-year-old sturgeon

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SHAWANO, Wis. The state Department of Natural Resources has tagged a 125-year-old sturgeon that’s the size of a football linebacker and is the largest on record in Wisconsin. Continue Reading

TAG-TEAM FISHING: Wrangling with white sturgeon on the Columbia River

July 24, 2011 in DL-Online

It’s the first morning of a two-day fishing trip for white sturgeon on the Columbia River near Portland, Ore., and we’re here, five of us, watching a massive fish clear the water surrounded by some of the most beautiful country imaginable. Continue Reading

Missouri River flood may aid protected birds, fish

June 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The great Missouri River flood could leave behind a more natural habitat than the area’s native species have seen in decades. “The former function of the river is being restored in this one-year event,” said Greg Pavelka, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wildlife biologist. “In the short term, it could be detrimental, but in the long term it could be very beneficial.” Continue Reading

Assignment for today: Catch sturgeon

April 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grant Slukynsky is playing a sturgeon now, and judging by the bend in his pole, the fish is giving the 9-year-old everything he can handle. We’ve been fishing less than 10 minutes. Continue Reading