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How much would it weigh?

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Last weekend a buddy and myself were up fishing and he landed a 57 1/2 in. sturgeon and we only had a 20 lb. scale. I was just wondering what the approximate weight would have been. Thanks smile.gif

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Weights of lake sturgeon can very greatly for a given length, but over the coarse of many years, we (the DNR) have developed an excellent length/girth to weight relationship. Therefore, if you know the length and girth of your fish you can estimate its weight. The Baudette DNR fisheries office has this handout posted on its website. Check it out at http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/baudette/lksweight.pdf

and download a copy of the handout. A 57" fish with an average girth would weigh about 45 lbs, but could weigh anywhere from 33 and 77 lbs depending on the girth.

Hope this helps.

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