January 9, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Biologists Kyle Singer, left, and Jermyn Porter retrieve a 15-hook, worm-baited trout line that the USGS contractors hoped would attract pallid sturgeon. Biologist Dave Combs navigates the team as they check on the five lines they set out downriver from Huntsdale. On this day, the team pulled up just two of the much more common shovelnose sturgeon.

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