A prehistoric species, the lake sturgeon (aka rubbernose sturgeon) can be found in large clear rivers and lakes, including the Red River at Red River State Recreation Area. The largest historical record of lake sturgeon in Minnesota dates from 1903, weighing 400 pounds and measuring 180 inches long. Among Great Lakes Indians, the Lake Sturgeon has been the most respected of all fish. Ojibwe refer to it as Nahmay or Namé, meaning the king of fish. More about the sturgeon.