northern pike

Habitat restoration and conservation efforts are helping the slow-growing, prehistoric sturgeon make a strong comeback in the Rainy, St. Louis, Red and St. Croix rivers.

Angler holding a fish

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Fish being properly released after being caught

A helping hand

Fish populations don't grow as fast as demand. Practice some natural recycling on your next trip.
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Estimate the weight of a lake sturgeon. Chart generated from Lake of the Woods population of Lake Sturgeon, other populations may be different. »


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