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#1 Guest_Casper_*

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

SturgeonFest Saturday, October 18 2014

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The 1st Sturgeon Festival.


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Early morning with exhibitors preparing. From left: Haybales for the Sturgeon Maze, TCWN, UTK, TNACI, TWRA, & TVA.


02-Video.JPG

Ed Scott speaking of his video about collecting Lake Sturgeon eggs in Wisconsin.


03-FishArt.JPG

TVA fish art decals, hand colored by youngsters and Moms alike.


04-Fishing.JPG

Kathlina Alford of TNACI overlooking magnet fishing for scute marked paper Sturgeons.


05-Scutes.JPG

Removing scutes is how one identifies what year a sturgeon is released. You can see the 2 reddish wounds which heal quickly.


06-Side.JPG

Lake Sturgeon's side.


07-Underside.JPG

Lake Sturgeon's underside.


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TWRA rep and Chad of the Warm Springs Hatchery discussing one of the 2748 Sturgeons.


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A net full of Sturgeon headed for the riverside tub.


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At the river's edge children were allowed to hand release a personal sturgeon.


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The last of the two insulated containers being drained.


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Into their new home, the mighty French Broad.

#2 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 06:00 AM

That's a neat idea to have a festival centered around a captive breeding program release.

#3 Guest_jblaylock_*

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:47 AM

That's awesome, and I love those stickers.

#4 Guest_Skipjack_*

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 02:35 PM

Very good stuff. Thanks for sharing Casper. Looks like a fun event with a lot of interaction and hands on. Love that the kids got to hand release some of them!

#5 Guest_BenCantrell_*

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:26 PM

Baby sturgeon are sharp. :(

#6 Guest_Moontanman_*

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:38 PM

Awesome, just awesome, thanks for sharing..

#7 mattknepley

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

Cool stuff, Casper!

Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#8 Guest_Irate Mormon_*

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:07 PM

Meh.

#9 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:11 AM

Irate, please explain your apparent lake of impressed-ness. I think it was a great event and a great outreach opportunity!
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

#10 al10

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:02 PM

I festival for darters would be awesome.



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