Hatchery-Raised Lake Sturgeon
This lake sturgeon was raised at MDC’s Lost Valley Fish Hatchery near Warsaw before it became one of 12,000 released in September 2012 into rivers feeding the Missouri River. This six-inch youngster can potentially live 150 years and grow to eight feet long and more than 300 pounds. Young fish like this have black and brown mottled color. Adults turn chocolate brown or tan.