The History of the 171 Pound Sturgeon – Once the largest Sturgeon ever recorded on the Winnebago System

2019-02-13T08:01:33-05:00February 13th, 2019|Sturgeon and Spearing|

The Story Behind the 171 Pounder” Ryan Koenigs – Winnebago System Sturgeon Biologist February 12, 2019 For all photos and graphs, the pdf version is linked here:  The Story Behind the 171 Pounder Each opening [...]

Weekend Two: Sturgeon Spearing Update with Harvest Counts

2018-02-19T07:24:54-05:00February 19th, 2018|Lake Winnebago, Sturgeon and Spearing|

There were 69 lake sturgeon harvested from Lake Winnebago today, making today the 2ndlargest harvest of the season behind only opening day when 83 fish were registered.  Today’s harvest is also very similar to yesterday’s [...]

Longest Sturgeon Ever Harvested on Lake Winnebago 2/13/18

2018-02-14T07:16:52-05:00February 14th, 2018|Lake Winnebago, Sturgeon and Spearing|

The big question coming into today was how long the spear fishery on the Upriver Lakes would last.  We were only 2 adult females away from the 90% trigger and 11 adult females from the [...]

2018 Sturgeon Spearing Preview and Predictions on Lake Winnebago

2018-02-09T10:50:52-05:00February 7th, 2018|Sturgeon and Spearing|

By Mark Schram, The 2018 Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing season begins Feb. 10th and will run until Feb. 25, 2018 or when harvest caps are met. Last year was an average season:  warm [...]

History of the Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spear Fishery and Trends in the Modern Era

2017-02-28T20:15:53-05:00February 28th, 2017|Sturgeon and Spearing|

Ryan Koenigs, Winnebago System Sturgeon Biologist, 26 February 2017 Winnebago System sturgeon spearers may be aware of the current lottery fishery held annually on the Upriver Lakes (Lakes Butte des Morts, Winneconne, and Poygan), [...]

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