Man lands whopper of a sturgeon in Detroit River

2.1 metres long, 108.8 kilograms

Here’s one that didn’t get away.

A man fishing in the Detroit reeled in a 7 feet (2.1 metres) long, 240-pound (108.8 kilograms) sturgeon that could be more than 100 years old.

“Based on its girth and size, it is assumed to be a female and that she has been roaming our waters over 100 years. She was released back into the river” after being weighed and measured, the Fish and Wildlife Service said. Anglers in Michigan can keep one sturgeon a year, but only if it is a certain size and is caught in a few state waters. All sturgeon caught in the Detroit River must be released.