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Acipenser fulvescens

Lake Sturgeon

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: ~ 109,00 kg ( ~ 240 lb )
length: 222 cm ( 87 inches )
locality: Wolf River (WI) , USA
year: 2012
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record caught by: Ryan Zernzach , courtesy of: Wisconsin DNR

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
USA / capital: Washington / 9,826,675 sq km

USA

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 87,54 kg 193 lb 0 oz Mullet Lake USA 1974
other methods 140,61 kg 310 lb 0 oz Lake Superior Canada 1922
other methods = 140,61 kg = 310 lb 0 oz Lake Michigan USA 1943
rod & reel? 122,58 kg 270 lb 4 oz South Saskatchewan River Canada 1962
questionable 184,16 kg 406 lb 0 oz Roseau River Canada 1903

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 221 cm 87 inches
other methods 241 cm 95 inches
questionable ~ 300 cm ~ 118 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 154 years
explanation:
rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods (net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.)
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught with rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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verified by the IGFA