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Lake Sturgeon Captured and Released in Alabama

 Lake Sturgeon from Neely Henry
On May 15, 2008, J. Fowler from Fort Payne caught and released this lake sturgeon in the waters above Neely Henry.


Lake sturgeon have recently been stocked into the upper Coosa River basin by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Lake sturgeon have been captured in Lake Weiss and Neely Henry Lake of Alabama. Lake sturgeon cannot be kept in either Alabama or Georgia, but the Georgia DNR would appreciate hearing about captures or sightings.  Note the date and location of your sighting, photograph the fish if possible, and give your name and telephone number to: Wildlife Resources Division, Fisheries Management Section, P. O. Box 519 Calhoun, GA 30703 or call (706) 624-1161 and leave your name and telephone number.

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