I have been spending lots of work time on a beautiful river these last couple of weeks. We had plans to sample the St. Croix River last year, but the totally partisan bickering and unnecessary government shutdown in MN got in the way. We are making up time this year. Above is a 39" lake sturgeon we caught today; this species is notoriously hard to catch by electrofishing, and it was thrilling to me to see this one roll up. No fish were harmed; the sturgeon swam off after we measured and weighed it. It had a tag from the state of Wisconsin; Minnesota and Green Bay Packer country have an agreement where we share information. :) Not much else.
I am amazed by the beauty of the river whenever I come out, and it more than makes up for the bumps and bruises from running into rocks.
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