Keith Magnuson who lives in Seattle, Washington, along the shores of Lake Washington was waterskiing when he came across a giant dead fish.
Magnuson found the sturgeon that he and a friend estimated to be about 8 feet long floating belly up north of Matthews Beach.
“It is not a common fish to find in the lake and rather unique,” said Annette Hoffman, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Mill Creek. “We recalled another sturgeon was found in the lake (back in 1987 that was 11 feet long and weighed 640 pounds).”
Sturgeon are one of the oldest — dating back to the prehistoric times — and largest freshwater fish in the world, growing up to 20 feet long and weighing more than 1,000 pounds.