The South Saskatchewan River is the place where Alberta’s record size Sturgeon was caught weighing 105 pounds. It’s also got Pike weighing up to 15 pounds, Walleye weighing up to ten, Sauger up to three, and Goldeye up to two pounds in size.
Lake Sturgeon – is a famous fish because of human’s love of caviar. Male lake sturgeons live to about 55 years while females live to more than 80 years. The breeding age of females ranges from 20 to 25 years old, and the breeding age of males is about 20 years old. Additionally, males spawn every two or three years and females about every five years.
In Alberta, the largest population of lake sturgeon is in the South Saskatchewan River. Seasonally, they move to the Bow, Oldman and Red Deer rivers. Alberta’s Lake Sturgeon Management Plan was approved in November 1996 and came into full effect on April 1, 1997.
Read more… about Aquatic Species at Risk – Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan River).