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    Conservation officials catch 6-foot, 10-inch sturgeon in Michigan

    Conservation officials in Michigan shared a photo of a “once in a lifetime catch” — a lake sturgeon measuring 6 feet, 10 inches long and weighed in at a staggering 240 pounds.

    Biologists estimated the sturgeon, believed to be a female, is likely more than 100 years old and is one of the largest lake sturgeon on record in the United States.

    Wigren said the fish was larger than the largest options on the growth charts biologists use to estimate the age of a sturgeon.

    Officials said the massive sturgeon was returned to the river.

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