Burbot Aging

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Corey's picture
Burbot Aging
<p><a href="http://www.roughfish.com/~roughfis/sites/default/files/bubsmall1.JPG" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/~roughfis/sites/default/files/bubsmall1.JPG" style="height: 333px; width: 500px;" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Some of you were aware that we collected otoliths from some burbot we caught at our pout-O-rama get together this winter.&nbsp; I finally got the results back.&nbsp; I&#39;ll do a full article on this in the future, but the 13-pounder was 16 years old.&nbsp; Interestingly, an 8-pound male aged out at 20.&nbsp;</p>
Mike B
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Super cool Corey. I can't

Super cool Corey. I can't remember which age I guessed.

mike b

D.T.'s picture
Kinda crazy how much

Kinda crazy how much difference there is between the years.

TonyS's picture
cool!  I was reading about

cool!  I was reading about Burbot growth recently.  Males hit maturity at a ridiculously early age.  Something like 3 years old and 6" long.  If I recall correctly growth slows dramatically once the fish hits maturity.  I assume the females are much larger and older when they reach maturity.  I wonder how big a 20+ year old female would be?  There has got to be 20lbers out there still...