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Reconnecting the Red River
(pg 4 of 5)

Beginning in 1997, the DNR and White Earth Reservation have stocked lake sturgeon, ranging from fry to 10-year-olds. So far, survival has been good. Anglers and commercial fishermen have caught and released 25 percent of the larger fish, which had been tagged before they were stocked. Fish stocked in Otter Tail Lake have been reported by commercial fishermen netting walleyes in Lake Winnipeg, 400 miles downstream.

By swimming downstream, the sturgeon are fulfilling the early part of their life cycle. As they mature, sturgeon should return to the upper reaches of the Red and its tributaries to spawn in turbulent rapids.

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