Day One Sturgeon Spearing Nets Only 44 Fish On Lake Winnebago

2020-02-08T17:50:05-06:00February 8th, 2020|Sturgeon and Spearing|

Day 1 of the 2020 spearing season went about as expected.  Due to variable ice conditions throughout Lake Winnebago, the DNR was anticipating a reduction in spearing effort for the opener. Further, the unfavorable water clarity was expected to [...]

Deadline approaching (October 31) for purchasing sturgeon spearing licenses for the 2020 spearing season

2019-10-17T12:26:44-05:00October 17th, 2019|Sturgeon and Spearing|

Wisconsin Sturgeon Management Deadline approaching (October 31) for purchasing sturgeon spearing licenses for the 2020 spearing season Attention interested sturgeon spearers, The license deadline for purchasing sturgeon spearing licenses for the 2020 spearing season is [...]

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

2019-02-13T08:01:33-06:00February 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

2018-02-19T07:24:54-06:00February 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

2018-02-14T07:16:52-06:00February 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 [...]

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