Large Whited Sturgeon sighted in Fairview Lake

Submitted by: Charles Flaum

First seen by two kayakers (including myself) around 11 am on August 21 2011, at the East end of the main body of the lake. The top part of the tail, the dorsal fin and part of the back were seen above water surface. As we paddled closer, it went slightly under water, and we could see its full length as it swam around our kayaks. It looked to be around 4 ft long. After a while it went down into the weeds and out of sight.

That same evening, my wife and I paddled out toward toward the Easter end of the lake, and saw the tail and the dorsal fin come up above the surface several times near the Lighthouse. I will try to find him again and take a picture.

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