Jogger finds massive sturgeon skeleton on Lake Michigan beach.

November 16, 2022

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Jogger finds massive sturgeon skeleton on Lake Michigan beach.

PENTWATER TOWNSHIP — A man jogging along the Lake Michigan shoreline near the Bass Lake outlet made an interesting discovery last weekend.

“Over the weekend, our son was jogging along the Lake Michigan beach near the Bass Lake outlet in Pentwater — North Beach Association — and came across the carcass of this extremely large sturgeon,” said Dorothy Gamble.

“My son, Jason Gamble visiting from Chicago is 6’3”, and the fish is almost as long. It was an interesting and extraordinary find along the beach. In all the years that we’ve been on the beaches in that area — family cottage since the ’30s — nothing like this has ever been seen by our family that we’re aware of. It was reported to the DNR through its online website for additional information.”

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