February 9, 2016

Sturgeon spearing season to end today

The 2014 sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago will end at 1pm

A good days work!

A good days work!

today (Thursday).

Since the season opened Saturday, 1,765 sturgeon have been registered in the Winnebago system.  The closure was triggered on Wednesday when the harvest of adult female sturgeon reached 675, more than 90% of the allowable take.

When the season closes later today, it’ll be tied for the third-shortest season since the 6-hour spearing day was instituted in 2002.

The 2014 season was met with excellent conditions for spearers, including clear water and good ice conditions.


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