If you happen to live in Grand Rapids, Michigan do not forget to release your 5 foot long Sturgeon...otherwise the Department of Fish and Game will put a bounty out on you.
That's the story of this fellow here, know him? If so you get the bounty, and the bounty is $1000.
Sturgeon are protected by law in Grand Rapids and keeping one is punishable with jail time from 30 to 180 days, fines from $500 to $2,000, court costs and $1,500 restitution to the state.
Great Googly Moogly - that's one hell of a fine, one so big you would think that local fishermen would take heed.
Not this cat.
Onlookers reported the angler snagged the fish in the tail and fought to bring it in. He was fishing on the east side of the Grand River just downstream from the dam. Once he landed the fish, they encouraged him to return it to the river. Despite the catcalls and scorn from onlookers, he put the Sturgeon in his truck and drove away.