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Lake Sturgeon Recovery

Presentation by Travis Moore, Mo. Dept. of Conservation

Fisheries Biologist Travis Moore will describe efforts to recover the lake sturgeon, Missouri’s second largest fish.

Lake Sturgeon

The lake sturgeon is the longest lived fish species in Missouri. photo courtesy of Michael Moore.

Time and Place

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 pm

Big A's on the Riverfront
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Presented by Travis Moore, MDC Fisheries Management Biologist

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s on the Riverfront
7:00 p.m. Presentation

At Big A’s on the Riverfront (in the back room)
308 N Main St. –  St Charles, MO
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public! 

Hosted by Greenway Network


A map showing the counties in Missouri where Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) can be found.

Lake sturgeon are Missouri’s longest-lived fish species, having the potential to live over 100 years.  They are also Missouri’s second largest fish, reaching up to eight feet long and over 200 pounds.  This presentation will include information on their interesting life history, what the Missouri Department of Conservation has been doing to restore this species, and what the future holds for lake sturgeon in Missouri.  You’ll hear stories about the travels of some interesting individual lake sturgeon with nicknames like Goober and Norman, and also learn about the first documented lake sturgeon spawning event, which happened at Mel Price Lock and Dam just a few years ago.  Come ready to see pictures of big fish and small ones, and to learn how these prehistoric giants are thriving in Missouri!

Travis has been with MDC for 28 years, working much of that on the Mississippi River.  Early in his career, he worked primarily with landowners to solve pond and stream management issues on private land.  On the Mississippi River and other public land, Travis conducted a variety of both game and non-game fisheries management work, monitor freshwater mussel populations, and currently serves as Missouri’s lake sturgeon recovery leader.  He is a past-president of the Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, University of Missouri School of Natural Resources Alumni Board, and the Northeast Missouri Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  In his spare time, you can find him fishing from his kayak or chasing deer and turkeys.

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!


To Big A’s on the Riverfront, our host for the Speaker Series.

To get there from I-70

  • Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
  • Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
  • After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
  • Turn left onto N. Main St.
  • Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
  • View on Google Maps.

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All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.

A special thank you to Greg Poleski  of Greenway Network for making this happen!

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