Pursuit of endangered species hooked on ethics, culture

Capital News Service
Though it is endangered, the lake sturgeon isn’t off the hook. You can still fish for it and even spear it through the ice. But the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has limited the fishing of the species to specific areas, rivers and lakes. These include Black Lake in Cheboygan County; Otsego Lake in Otsego County; Menominee River and Boundary Waters (Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary) and Lake St. Clair and the St.

Short sturgeon season quickly fills quota

Capital News Service
LANSING – The Black Lake winter sturgeon season ended after only four days when the last of a six-fish quota allowed this year was speared. Gil and Brenda Archambo have a long history of fishing for and preserving lake sturgeon. Both work with Sturgeon for Tomorrow, a Cheboygan-based nonprofit organization devoted to the conservation of a fish that can live more than 70 years and grow to be more than 6 feet long. This year, Claudia Wright of Onaway speared the largest sturgeon at 66 inches and 67 pounds, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Brenda Archambo, president of the group, remembers the first time she saw a lake sturgeon.