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500-pound sturgeon found dead at Oregon lake is likely 60-70 years old

Massive sturgeon found dead at Klamath Lake (Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

LAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a pretty amazing fish tale to share.

A nearly 10-foot long sturgeon was found dead near the Keno Dam at Klamath Lake Thursday.

Wildlife officials say the fish is an estimated 500 pounds, and anywhere from 60-70 years old.

ODFW says the female sturgeon was likely one of 221 transplanted to the lake from the Columbia River in 1958. Officials say there was no evidence of spawning, so the fish is likely an original.

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