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.